Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the last of the Belgian classics series, and one of the 5 monuments of Europe’s cycling calendar. It is also one of the toughest one-day races in the year, with non-stop steep, long climbs throughout the 255 km route. It seems to favor a different type of rider than Paris-Roubaix or the Tour of Flanders, simply because of all the hills to get up an over – more a race for a GC contender type, I think.
We’ll see if my theory is right this Sunday!
Check Cycling Fans for internet coverage, if you don’t have anything local.
Reading material? Try the excellent The Spring Classics: Cycling’s Greatest One-day Races for a great overview of the early-season one-day races.