Liege Bastogne Liege
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Our packages include return airport transfers, half board accommodation, guided warm up ride & sportive entry. 2-4 night trips available.
The last of the spring classics, Liege Bastogne Liege is one of the toughest pro races and certainly one of the hardest sportives of the year, let alone the Spring. Join is for a weekend in the Ardennes for the oldest of cycling's five monuments.
On Friday we have a 55km warm up ride to picturesque Aywaille, home of Philippe Gilbert, and take on the mighty La Redoute. Saturday is all about the sportive - we have a private feed stop with savoury food and a bag drop to help you survive the ride. On Sunday join us in the van to watch the race in four places with some beers and a picnic lunch. The best way to spend a Monument weekend.
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Friday 24th April
Arrive for our airport transfer at 11am from Brussels or make your own way to Liege (3hrs from Calais). Our 55km warm up ride starts from the hotel at 2pm, we should get back by 5.30pm.
Saturday 25th April
Sportive Day! 7am start from Liege for all riders - a long day in the saddle if you are taking on the long route.
Sunday 26th April
Pro race day. Join us in the van to catch the race in 4 places with some beers and a picnic lunch.
Three routes that all loop out and back to Liege, but with very different distances and difficulties. The long route is one of the hardest sportives of the year with a killer mix of length and elevation. The medium route is a challenge and a step up from the medium routes of Tour of Flanders or Amstel, and there is a short option of which still takes in 3 punchy climbs. The climbs in this part of Belgium are short and very sharp, expect regular 10-20% gradients and not much recovery time between climbs. The final route details come out just before the sportive.
273km: 8 big climbs with plenty of rolling countryside in between. The route takes you all the way to Bastogne through WW2 battlefields and a very rural part of the country. A mix of short, steep climbs and longer climbs not experienced in the other Spring Classics. Elevation gain: 5287m.
153km: A really good option taking in 7 out of 8 big climbs on this sportive with a challenging 2,700m of climbing. A mix of classic short steep climbs and longer climbs not experienced in the other Spring Classics. Elevation gain: 2705m.
75km: A much shorter loop down to one of the most iconic, and hardest, climbs in the Ardennes - La Redoute, and then back to Liege via another 2 major climbs making this a fun short route but still tough enough. Elevation gain: 1184m.
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