Liège–Bastogne–Liège

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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 (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)

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.

Winners by Nationality[change | change source]

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

Riders with more than one win[change | change source]

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 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 1984 + 1989
Michele Bartoli  Italy 1997 + 1998
Paolo Bettini  Italy 2000 + 2002
Alexandre Vinokourov  Kazakhstan 2005 + 2010
Alejandro Valverde  Spain 2006 + 2008

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.letour.fr/stf/liege/1999/fr/lbl1.html
  2. Cycling Weekly, UK, 13 March 1993
  3. Cycling Weekly, UK, 7 March 1992