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Liège-Bastogne-Liège’18: La Doyenne Photo And Video Gallery!
PeloPics: Bob Jungels soloed to career-defining Liège–Bastogne–Liège victory on Sunday. The Luxembourg Champion attacked in the last 20 kilometers and scored the first ever win for Quick-Step Floors in "La Doyenne".

The Quick-Step Floors team have come close to winning several times in the past, but this year the Belgian team had a wealth of possible team leaders. Created in 1892, the Belgian Classic is the oldest Monument on the calendar and one of the most prestigious races in the world, won in the past by the likes of Ferdi Kübler, Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx or Bernard Hinault. Bob Jungels joined all these illustrious names after attacking over the top of Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons, the race’s penultimate hill, with 20 kilometers to go, and holding off a strong chasing group over the iconic Côte de Saint-Nicolas – "The Italian Climb" – and the uphill drag to the finish in the suburb of Ans.

More than half a minute behind – the biggest gap between first and second since 2009 – Michael Woods (Education First-Drapac) and Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) rounded out the podium, while Jungels' teammate Julian Alaphilippe still had enough energy left to sprint for fourth bringing to conclusion a remarkable Ardennes Classics campaign for Quick-Step.


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Bob JUNGELS (Luxembourg / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
A happy Bob Jungels


Quick-Step Floors increased the lead at the top of the World Tour team standings after "La Doyenne", having almost 3000 points over the second-placed squad in the classification. At the same time, Niki Terpstra, Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert are all in the top 10.


Full Liège'18 PEZ Race Report HERE and more Liège news in EUROTRASH Monday.

Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP - Team Ambassador - Bahrain - Merida) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Joaquin 'Purito' Rodriguez was in Liège with Bahrain-Merida


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie start pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
And they're off!


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton headed out of Liège


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie start pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Kilometer 0





Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Crash - Alberto Bettiol (ITA - BMC) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
BMC's Alberto Bettiol crashed and broke his clavicle


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  crash val sturz fall crash of BETTIOL Alberto of BMC Racing Team and spectator pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
There was also a lady injured, but it is unknown if the two incidents are connected


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (Spain / Team Movistar) and teammates pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Movistar worked hard for Alejandro Valverde


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Wouter - Wout POELS (Netherlands / Team Sky) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
Wout Poels is said to be coming into form, but Sergio Henao was Sky's best finisher in 9th place


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  VALVERDE Alejandro (ESP)  of Movistar Team  pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Valverde has a new way of drinking during a race


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
One of the early climbs





Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - escape group with VAN GOMPEL Mathias (BEL)  of Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise, VLIEGEN Loic (BEL)  of BMC Racing Team, WARNIER Antoine (BEL)  of WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic and BAUGNIES Jerome (BEL)  of Wanty - Groupe Gobert   pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The break of the day


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Illustration picture of the peloton with MONFORT Maxime (BEL)  of Lotto Soudal leading the group   pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton start to chase





Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The Ardennes forests


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie climb cote  Saint Roche in Houffalize pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018 climb cote
The break climbs the Côte de Saint-Roch





Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie climb cote Saint Roche in Houffalize pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018 climb cote
The peloton on the Côte de Saint-Roch


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Dimension Data's Steve Cummings was on the back of the peloton for most of the day





Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - TEAM UAE Emirates pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
UAE Team Emirate's Rory Sutherland was on the front for a long time


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Philippe GILBERT (Belgium / Team Quick - Step Floors) - Tom DUMOULIN (Netherlands / Team Sunweb)  pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
Tom Dumoulin was looking good for the Giro d'Italia





Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Bob JUNGELS (Luxembourg / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
When Bob Jungels went, he went...


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Bob JUNGELS (Luxembourg / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
Jungels put time into everyone


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Bob JUNGELS (Luxembourg / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
Even on the final climb Jungels didn't look in trouble





Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - WOODS Michael  (CAN)  of Team EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale  pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
Canada's Michael Woods took a fine second place


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Bob JUNGELS (Luxembourg / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2018
Another win for Quick-Step Floors


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  WOODS Michael  (CAN)  of Team EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale - BARDET Romain  (FRA)  of AG2R La Mondiale pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2018
Woods was told he could win in the Ardennes, maybe next year?


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Jelle VANENDERT (Belgium / Team Lotto Soudal) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2018
Jelle Vandendert tried to cross to Jungels, but in the end finished in 11th


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Robert GESINK (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) - Tim WELLENS (Belgium / Team Lotto Soudal) - Bauke MOLLEMA (Nerherlands / Team Trek Segafredo) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2018
The sprint for 23rd place by Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal), Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) at 3 minutes


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  HOWES Alex  (USA)  of Team EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2018
Alex Howes spots his Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale teammate, Michael Woods, on the podium


Ans - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Bob JUNGELS (Luxembourg / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the 104th Liège - Bastogne - Liège - world tour - a one day race between Liege and Ans in Belgium (258KM) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2018
Another trophy for the Quick-Step Floors cabinet





Liège-Bastogne-Liège Result:
1. Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors in 6:24:44
2. Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 0:37
3. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
4. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors at 0:39
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
6. Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
7. Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
8. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott
9. Sergio Henao (Col) Sky
10. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana
11. Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 0:45
12. Sam Oomen (Ned) Sunweb at 0:48
13. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar at 0:51
14. Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott at 1:06
15. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb at 1:24
16. Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 1:44
17. Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis at 2:08
18. Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates at 2:41
19. Michael Valgren (Den) Astana at 2:50
20. Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC at 2:53
21. Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin at 2:56
22. Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
23. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 3:07
24. Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
25. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo.

 


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