Modified final for the Dean of the classics Liège-Bastogne-Liège


The Doyenne of the classics is getting a little facelift. This Wednesday, the organizers announced that the final of the 2023 edition (April 23) will be modified. Indeed, the Côte des Forges is making a comeback while the Côte de Cornémont (1.8 km at 5%), located just after La Redoute about thirty kilometers from the finish, is entering the 258 km course.

“The addition of the Côte de Cornémont, just after the highest percentages of La Redoute, it doesn’t seem like much but it could change the scenario of the race. The final will in any case be more favorable than ever to the attackers.explained Jean-Michel Monin, who designed the course where the sequence of short and steep climbs like the Roche-aux-Faucons will remain the key to the race.

The route of the men's race of Liège-Bastogne-Liège (ASO)

The route of the men’s race of Liège-Bastogne-Liège (ASO)

For their part, the competitors in the women’s event (140 km) will discover for the first time the trilogy of the Wanne, Stockeu and Haute-Levée coasts, concentrated over a small fifteen kilometers and where the spin of the peloton generally precise at 70 terminals from the finish. The last 89 kilometers of the women’s race will now be identical to those of its men’s counterpart.

The course of the women's race (ASO)

The course of the women’s race (ASO)

For their part, the competitors in the women’s event (140 km) will discover for the first time the trilogy of the Wanne, Stockeu and Haute-Levée coasts, concentrated over a small fifteen kilometers and where the spin of the peloton generally precise at 70 terminals from the finish. The last 89 kilometers of the women’s race will now be identical to those of its men’s counterpart.



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