Liège-Bastoña-Liège 2019: Spaniards, favorites and absences

The last great classic before the Giro, the Liège-Bastoña-Liège, takes place this Sunday, April 28. Alaphilippe, after winning in the Arrow, great favorite.

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The spring classic season closes in Liège with the Liège-Bastoña-Liège on Sunday 28 April. The riders will have 256 kilometers ahead and eleven ascents. Undoubtedly, the great cycling event before the Giro d'Italia (from May 11 to June 2) .

Julian Alaphilippe

The French runner is the one that comes the most in shape. It comes from winning with authority in the Walloon Arrow and the data confirms its good moment. He has won all the races of a day he has played this season, all in which Matthieu Van der Poel, has not been the only one who has managed to win him. The Belgian cyclist is not there because his team has not been invited.

Jakob Fuglsang

Following his triumph in the Arrow, Alaphilippe joked that he "spent more time with Fuglsang than with his family". He said it laughing, but it is true, since they are both being the great animators of the one-day races. It arrives in shape and motivated, but it will be necessary to see if it is able to finally be the fastest. It embroiders to the end, where they always surpass it.


Inside of the Spaniards, the great trump card is without a doubt Alejandro Valverde. The Murciano has not been able to shine in the two classic of the previous Ardennes, but in his palmares he has four Liège-Bastoña-Liège It is a race that gives him good and after the pájara of the Amstel regained feelings in the Arrow and wants to finish it on Sunday. Ion Izagirre and Jesús Herrada are the other two national cyclists with possibilities. They have characteristics for it and will enjoy greater freedom on the part of the other favorites.

Other favorites for the Liege-Bastogne-Liege

As in each classic, being able to win also has its share of luck, so the range of names is very broad . Romain Bardet, Vicenzo Nibali, Maximilian Schachmann, Adam Yates, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tim Wellens, Michael Matthews, Dan Martin or Greg Van Avermaet.

Main absences in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

The name that everyone expected and is not is the from Peter Sagan. The Slovak is not having a great season so far, so he has decided not to go to Liège and recover feelings for the rest of the season. The other great absence is Matthieu Van der Poel, it is the great sensation of the moment, but his team, the Circus Runner, is not invited to run the race.

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