Spring Classics: Discover Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge’s new routes!

It’s the Spring Classics!! While the pros race through Belgium and France we also have the opportunity to experience the routes, atmosphere and camaraderie of riding these iconic routes. They’re our Monuments!

On Saturday April 21st, you’ll have the unique opportunity to ride your very own Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The ultimate test is to cycle the entire 274 km route, identical to the one the pros will take the following day. Should this be too much for you, two additional routes of 154 km and 75 km will allow you to measure yourself against the legendary climbs of the final of “La Doyenne”, Belgium’s oldest cycling classic.

This year, two new exciting climbs will feature in the professionals’ route. This means that the new Côte de Bonnerue and the Côte de Mont-Le-Soie will also play a role in our 274 km route! Road works in Stavelot mean that you’ll get the opportunity to ride the magnificent trio “Côte de Pont – Côte Belleveaux – Ferme Libert” for the second year in a row before approaching the much-anticipated final of “La Doyenne”.

Participants of the 154 km route will leave the pro route around Werbomont in direction of Trois-Ponts via the climb of l’Ancienne Barrière and then Stavelot and the Haute Levée. They will then re-join the official route in Francorchamps, before heading over to the col du Rosier and the traditional Côte de la Redoute, Côte de la Roche aux Faucons and Côte de Saint-Nicolas. The last three climbs will be timed and will also feature in this year’s 75 km route.

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We’ve ridden some amazing Spring Classic Cyclos, not only enjoying the routes but riding with like-minded, skilled riders through incredible terrain. There’s nothing like it!

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A cyclist for 25+ years specialising in endurance events Jez has completed two London-Edinburgh-London 1400 kms Audax, time-trials at 10, 25, 50, 100 miles and 24-hours. Successfully completed Tour du Mont Blanc in 2017 as part of a 'Duo' team in 16 hr 39 mins (330 kms, 8,700+ m) plus various continental cyclosportives in France and Belgium.
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