"La Doyenne" Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2022 ***Spoilers***

108th Liège-Bastogne-Liège - 257.2km

Cycling's oldest Spring classic turns 130 with this edition. It is played out on a route with an elevation gain of roughly 4,500 metres and featuring ten official climbs. However the route also features dozens unclassified uphill drags. The race heads out from Liège towards Bastogne, taking a U-turn and heading back to Liège via some of the toughest climbs in the Ardennes, including the iconic La Redoute.







Recent winners:
2012 Maxim Iglinsky
2013 Dan Martin
2014 Simon Gerrans
2015 Alejandro Valverde
2016 Wout Poels
2017 Alejandro Valverde
2018 Bob Jungels
2019 Jakob Fuglsang
2020 Primož Roglič
2021 Tadej Pogačar

Top competitors

POGAČAR Tadej
VAN AERT Wout
EVENEPOEL Remco
MOHORIČ Matej
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
VINGEGAARD Jonas
VLASOV Aleksandr
VALVERDE Alejandro
MAS Enric
ULISSI Diego
WOODS Michael
COSNEFROY Benoit
BARDET Romain
MATTHEWS Michael
MARTINEZ Daniel
TUENS Dylan

Shock, horror the BBC actually produced a feature on the race.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/61160344


"Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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Comments

  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    Silly question : is it yellow out and red back?

    What are coverage details?
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,206

    Silly question : is it yellow out and red back?

    What are coverage details?

    Yes, it is.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,059
    Coverage on GCN: Women's starts at 10:35, men's at 12:30
  • neonriver
    neonriver Posts: 228
    Pog out
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    edited April 2022
    neonriver said:

    Pog out


    His girlfriend's mother died on Thursday
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,224
    Should be finishing right around when I touch down in Perth :/
  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,551
    Scotland’s lovely this time of year.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,224
    The other one
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,878
    Really? 😉 Strewth maite, enjoy a cold one but remember the Aussie salute.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Got the house and TV to myself for the day but struggling to drum up much enthusiasm for this one.
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,368
    C'mon Pross!

    - Last chance saloon for QS
    - Can Wout pull off winning the biggest climber's monument
    - Which wildcard will pull off the upset
    - Will all Bahrain Victorious riders place higher than Landa
    - Can Mohoric pull off the escape again and descend to victory, the latter he almost pulled off in the edition Roglic won
    - Why is Nibali here
    - How will Ineos shape the race and will they gain numerical advantage once again
    - Phil Gilbert last hurrah
    - Alexis Vuillermoz and Bauke Mollema could be super dark horse picks
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    RichN95. said:

    neonriver said:

    Pog out


    His girlfriend's mother died on Thursday
    Sad. She can't be that old
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    edited April 2022
    Db
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    m.r.m. said:

    C'mon Pross!

    - Last chance saloon for QS
    - Can Wout pull off winning the biggest climber's monument
    - Which wildcard will pull off the upset
    - Will all Bahrain Victorious riders place higher than Landa
    - Can Mohoric pull off the escape again and descend to victory, the latter he almost pulled off in the edition Roglic won
    - Why is Nibali here
    - How will Ineos shape the race and will they gain numerical advantage once again
    - Phil Gilbert last hurrah
    - Alexis Vuillermoz and Bauke Mollema could be super dark horse picks

    you should work in sales, I'm moderately interested now...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Why is the women's race called Liege Bastogne Liege when they 'only' do Bastogne to Leige?

    The standard of racing seems to have improved massively over the last couple of years though so the increased integration with the men's Classics seems to be paying dividends.
  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    Omar Fraile withdrawn, feels sick.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Is there an ad free feed on Eurosport Player? There's normally a listing of ad free events but nothing showing for me today
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    That timer looks off
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    On ESport at the mo' watching ladies' race, does anyone know offhand what time the mens' race is on?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    Only caught the end ..how long was she away solo?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,750
    MattFalle said:

    On ESport at the mo' watching ladies' race, does anyone know offhand what time the mens' race is on?

    12:30 uk time ad free. Eurosport 1 tv programme starts at 12:15, so I assume 15 minutes of flannel.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    On ESport at the mo' watching ladies' race, does anyone know offhand what time the mens' race is on?

    12:30 uk time ad free. Eurosport 1 tv programme starts at 12:15, so I assume 15 minutes of flannel.
    grazie mille 👍👍
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • davieb78
    davieb78 Posts: 99

    Only caught the end ..how long was she away solo?

    She got away on Roche-aux-Faucons so about 13km and then consolidated it on the unclassified rise just after. She went earlier on Redoute and got a gap but it came back.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    edited April 2022
    50x11 said:

    Omar Fraile withdrawn, feels sick.

    Carlos Rodríguez has now also abandoned the race.
    Have they all caught a dose of the Pidcocks?

    Michael Matthews still has the Blings and has also abandoned.
    He managed just 15kms.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    davieb78 said:

    Only caught the end ..how long was she away solo?

    She got away on Roche-aux-Faucons so about 13km and then consolidated it on the unclassified rise just after. She went earlier on Redoute and got a gap but it came back.
    Active race for the women?. The standard of racing is maturing a bit ?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    QS have missed Timmy .
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408

    50x11 said:

    Omar Fraile withdrawn, feels sick.

    Carlos Rodríguez has now also abandoned the race.
    Have they all caught a dose of the Pidcocks?

    Michael Matthews still has the Blings and has also abandoned.
    He managed just 15kms.
    Yeah must be something passing around atm. I kinda thought from Pog's announcement he was ill as well.
  • davieb78
    davieb78 Posts: 99

    davieb78 said:

    Only caught the end ..how long was she away solo?

    She got away on Roche-aux-Faucons so about 13km and then consolidated it on the unclassified rise just after. She went earlier on Redoute and got a gap but it came back.
    Active race for the women?. The standard of racing is maturing a bit ?
    Yes, it was an active and enjoyable race (well, what we saw of it) - they usually are. Whilst always improving and more and more contenders are emerging, I think the standard has been great for some time.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    davieb78 said:

    davieb78 said:

    Only caught the end ..how long was she away solo?

    She got away on Roche-aux-Faucons so about 13km and then consolidated it on the unclassified rise just after. She went earlier on Redoute and got a gap but it came back.
    Active race for the women?. The standard of racing is maturing a bit ?
    Yes, it was an active and enjoyable race (well, what we saw of it) - they usually are. Whilst always improving and more and more contenders are emerging, I think the standard has been great for some time.
    I don't follow women's cycling so much but this year's coverage is so much better ...
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    Negative racing from the bunch
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm