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It’s an interesting mix of Australian riders who will line up at the start for Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the old lady of the monuments of cycling, with some outside chances at a result, but a number of riders who could have a big effect on the race. Watch all the action this Sunday from the women’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege from 1935 AEST on SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand, with the men’s race live from 2130 AEST on SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand.
There’s only been one winner from Australia in the world’s oldest race, Simon Gerrans conquering Liege with a devastating final sprint to claim victory.
There aren’t the Aussies who have shown on recent form that they can match Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) or Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) pedal stroke for stroke, but there a number of interesting riders that should be fun to follow in how they animate the race. Aussies in men’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious) was the highest-placed men’s finisher from an Australian perspective last year, in 17th and just 12 seconds off the winners after doing a lot of work to put teammate Matej Mohoric in with a chance of making it over to the leaders.Haig is one of the better general classification riders in the world, his one-day racing has yet to hit the heights of his Vuelta podium and one-week success, but Liege is a race where the GC candidates are the […]