Liège–Bastogne–Liège

Belgian one-day cycling race

Liège–Bastogne–Liège is one of the five 'Monuments' of the European professional road cycling calendar. It is often called La Doyenne which means "the oldest".[1][2][3] It is run in the Ardennes region of Belgium. The race is from Liège to Bastogne and back to Liège.

Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Current event 2012 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
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Race details
Date Late-April
Region Ardennes, Belgium
English name Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Local name(s) Liège–Bastogne–Liège (in French)
Nickname(s) La Doyenne ("the oldest")
Discipline Road
Competition UCI World Tour
Type Monument one-day classic
Organiser Amaury Sport Organisation
History
First edition 1892 (1892)
Editions 98 (as of 2012)
First winner  Léon Houa (BEL)
Most wins  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (5 wins)
Most recent  Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ)

Winners by nationalityEdit

# of Victories Country
59   Belgium
12   Italy
6    Switzerland
5   France
3   Netherlands
3   Kazakhstan
2   Germany
2   Ireland
2   Luxembourg
2   Spain
1   Russia
1   Denmark
1   United States

Riders with more than one winEdit

Still active are in italic.

Wins Rider Country Years
5 Eddy Merckx   Belgium 1969 + 1971 + 1972 + 1973 + 1975
4 Moreno Argentin   Italy 1985 + 1986 + 1987 + 1991
3 Léon Houa   Belgium 1892 + 1893 + 1894
Alfons Schepers   Belgium 1929 + 1931 + 1935
Fred De Bruyne   Belgium 1956 + 1958 + 1959
2 Louis Mottiat   Belgium 1921 + 1922
René Vermandel   Belgium 1923 + 1924
Richard Depoorter   Belgium 1943 + 1947
Prosper Depredomme   Belgium 1946 + 1950
Ferdi Kübler    Switzerland 1951 + 1952
Joseph Bruyère   Belgium 1976 + 1978
Bernard Hinault   France 1977 + 1980
Seán Kelly   Ireland 1984 + 1989
Michele Bartoli   Italy 1997 + 1998
Paolo Bettini   Italy 2000 + 2002
Alexandre Vinokourov   Kazakhstan 2005 + 2010
Alejandro Valverde   Spain 2006 + 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Site officiel du Tour de France 2019". www.letour.fr.
  2. Cycling Weekly, UK, 13 March 1993
  3. Cycling Weekly, UK, 7 March 1992