Liege-Bastogne-Liege Finish Confirmed To Return To Liege From 2019

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) celebrates his victory on the podium at LIege-Bastogne-Liege

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is coming home. After 27 years in the suburb of Ans, the finish of La Doyenne will return to the centre of Liège from next year and remain there for at least five years after that. The news had been rumoured for some time but was made official on Thursday upon the signing of a new agreement between the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the Province of Liège, and the Royal Cyclist Pesant Club de Liège. It was also announced that the Mur de Huy will continue to act as the finish of La Flèche Wallonne for the next six years. Despite starting and finishing in Spa in its early editions, Liège-Bastogne-Liège has traditionally finished in Liège itself, despite a one-off move to Verviers in 1972. In 1992, however, the Pesant Club partnered with ASO and the finished was moved to Ans, several kilometres outside the city centre. The race, ...

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