Live Coverage of Liège - Bastogne - Liège - Elite men

Live coverage of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

  1. 16:30 CEST

    And Gilbert comes around and wins with ease!

    Bizarre tactics from the Schleck, they all but carried Gilbert to the line. Perhaps it's merely a testament to te Belgian's strength.

  2. 16:32 CEST

    Frank Schleck was second in the sprint, but neither brother came close to matching Gilbert.

    Kreuziger came across the line in 4th ahead of Rigoberto Uran (Sky), Van Avermaet and Nibali.

  3. 16:34 CEST

    Not only has Gilbert completed the Ardennes hat-trick of Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallone and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, he has taken an unprecedented treble, if we factor in his Fleche Brabanconne win from last week.

    Four races, four wins, but Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the race that Gilbert wanted above all others.

  4. 16:38 CEST

    One would have expected a little more from the Schlecks in the finale, particularly after Andy managed to make it back on after being dropped on the Saint-Nicholas, but Gilbert gave the impression that he could have responded to every move today.

     

  5. 16:38 CEST

    Result:

    1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    2 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
    3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
    4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana
    5 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling
    6 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
    7 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
    8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
    9 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
    10 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi

  6. 16:40 CEST

    Thanks for joining us for live coverage of Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Stay tuned to Cyclingnews for a full report, results, pictures and all the news and reactions from Ans, as Philippe Gilbert crowned his perfect spring.

Result:

1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
2 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana
5 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling
6 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
7 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
9 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
10 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi


Live Report By Barry Ryan