Held in the eastern Ardennes region of Belgium, Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a very different prospect that the Spring Classics which precede it in the annual calendar. La Doyenne ("The Oldest") is the Monument that often attracts the Grand Tour contenders as well as the one-day specialists. Relentlessly undulating, Liege-Bastogne-Liege is characterised by the numerous côtes which give the route a saw-tooth profile across its entire length.
Written into modern cycling folklore by the blizzard conditions endured by winner Bernard Hinault in 1980, La Doyenne can still lay a weighty claim to being the toughest one-day race of the year. In recent times however it's the excruciating ramp of the final kilometre where those with the best positioning and greatest reserves of stamina will ultimately claim the prize.
Evergreen Alejandro Valverde - enjoying another stellar early season campaign despite his age - claimed his fourth LBL win with a trademark well-timed attack in the final metres. He overhauled Ireland's Dan Martin with apparent ease before dedicating the win to his friend Michele Scarponi, who was tragically killed during a training accident a day earlier.
- Hahnemuhle giclée print
- Limited edition of 103, numbered, and signed on reverse
- Size A3 420x297mm, 11 3/4" x 16 1/2"
- Please note this product is unframed