The first women's Liège-Bastogne-Liège

All images: ©Tino Pohlmann

One of the longest running Monuments for men, now has a women’s race. The first ever Liège-Bastogne-Liège for women is tomorrow Sunday 23 April.  A women’s peloton of 24 teams will line up for the final race after a super-week of Ardennes classics.

CANYON//SRAM Racing will field a roster of Trixi Worrack, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, Mieke Kröger, Tiffany Cromwell, Hannah Barnes and Alena Amialiusik for the 135km Women's WorldTour race.

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Amialiusik said the character of the race is different to the first two Ardennes classics (Amstel Gold and Fléche-Wallonne) that saw an identical podium result for both races.

“We did a course recon yesterday and I like this course. It’s always up and down, and then the four climbs all come more or less within the last third of the race.”

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“The first climb, Côte de le Vecquée is longer than what we’ve had in the other Ardennes classics and it makes for an exciting race.  I think the Côte de la Redoute after 100km will be key. Already there were a lot of people on the side of the road on that climb, so come race-day it’s going to be a great atmosphere there. Our team is looking forward to tomorrow.”

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Follow the action on the team’s Twitter @WMNcycling with #LBLwomen and #UCIWWT from 10:05 (CEST).

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