In-form Valgren newly optimistic for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Michael Valgren (Astana Pro Team)

Following last Sunday’s victory in Amstel Gold Race , not to mention the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad victory from February, Michael Valgren (Astana Pro Team) certainly has reasons to be optimistic about his chances of a third top result on Sunday. Looking further back, the Dane has ‘previous’ in Liège-Bastogne-Liège , as well. In 2012, and again in 2013, he won the U23 version race, on both occasions with lone breakaways. Speaking to Cyclingnews earlier this week, before placing 50th in La Flèche Wallonne - a race that does not suit his talents as a racer, and which he later Tweeted he had “survived” - Valgren talked of his hopes for this Sunday. "I'm looking forward to Liège, not just because it’s a bigger race, but because it’s a bigger goal," he said. "Together with Jakob [Fuglsang] I hope that we can use our team strength again, and I can pay ...

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