The 'new guard' has definitely taken over as Tour winner Tadej Pogačar showed how to finish off a monument on Sunday. World champion Julian Alaphilippe and fellow Frenchman, and recent revelation, David Gaudu joined the Slovenian on the podium, leaving the 'old men' off the top steps. Spencer Martin Breaks-down 2021 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
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A crazy final 30 kilometres brought five men to the fore to sprint it out for the Liège victory. The five were of top quality: World champion Julian Alaphilippe, four time Liège winner Alejandro Valverde, Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar, French hope David Gaudu and Canadian Michael Woods. It was the Slovenian 'wonder boy' Pogačar who disappointed the others in Liège.
The oldest Monument on the race calendar - Liège-Bastogne-Liège will be run this Sunday and, as always, it brings out a mix of Grand Tour riders and the hilly Classics specialist fro a royal Walloon battle. Ed Hood has a look at the route, history and who is hot for the ‘the longest serving, most experienced lady’.