This is the page for Liège-Bastogne-Liège. This Ardennes classic is part of the five Monuments and is a sanctuary for the peloton's strong climbers.

History of Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Liège-Bastogne-Liège has been a competition since 1892, claiming to be the oldest race in the world. It is aptly nicknamed La Doyenne, which literally means 'the Dean.' The race has been organized for professionals since 1908. Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the fourth monument on the international cycling calendar and is considered the finale of the spring season. Over the years, the race has been characterized by its length and a series of tough climbs, including the famous Côte de La Redoute, hence many climbers with stamina are listed in the Liège-Bastogne-Liège roll of honor.

Most victories in Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Belgium holds the record for the number of victories in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, with a Belgian rider triumphing 61 times. Italy follows with 12 victories in second place. The last Belgian victory was long dated back to 2011, when Philippe Gilbert was the strongest. However, in 2022 and 2023, he was succeeded by Remco Evenepoel, who won in Liège two years in a row.

5 victories: Eddy Merckx
4 victories: Moreno Argentin and Alejandro Valverde
3 victories: Léon Housa, Alfons Schepers, and Fons De Bruyne

Recent winners of Liège-Bastogne-Liège

2023 Remco Evenepoel
2022 Remco Evenepoel
2021 Tadej Pogacar
2020 Primoz Roglic
2019 Jakob Fuglsang
2018 Bob Jungels
2017 Alejandro Valverde
2016 Wout Poels
2015 Alejandro Valverde

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