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2011 Liège–Bastogne–Liège

2011 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2011 UCI World Tour, race 12 of 27
Race details
Dates24 April 2011
Stages1
Distance255.5 km (158.8 mi)
Winning time6h 13' 18"
Results
  Winner  Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) (Omega Pharma–Lotto)
  Second  Fränk Schleck (Luxembourg) (Leopard Trek)
  Third  Andy Schleck (Luxembourg) (Leopard Trek)
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The 2011 Liège–Bastogne–Liège was the 97th running of the Liège–Bastogne–Liège, a single-day cycling race. It was held on 24 April 2011 over a distance of 255.5 kilometres (158.8 miles), starting in Liège and finishing in Ans, via Bastogne in the Ardennes region of Belgium. It was the twelfth race of the 2011 UCI World Tour season.

Map of the course

Philippe Gilbert of Omega Pharma–Lotto became only the second rider to win all three Ardennes classics,[1] after Gerolsteiner rider Davide Rebellin first did so in 2004, by winning a three-man sprint to complete a run of four victories within ten days with another victory in Brabantse Pijl to go with the Ardennes classics.[2] Gilbert outsprinted both Andy Schleck and Fränk Schleck of Leopard Trek on the final straight – to take Belgium's first victory in the race since Frank Vandenbroucke in 1999 – after the trio had escaped along with BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet with around 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) remaining. Van Avermaet was dropped, and eventually finished seventh behind the Schlecks and trio that had usurped him within the closing kilometres, Roman Kreuziger of Astana, Rigoberto Urán of Team Sky and Chris Anker Sørensen of Saxo Bank–SunGard.

Results

Cyclist Team Time UCI World Tour
Points
1  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto 6h 13' 18" 100
2  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek s.t. 80
3  Andy Schleck (LUX) Leopard Trek s.t. 70
4  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Astana + 24" 60
5  Rigoberto Urán (COL) Team Sky + 24" 50
6  Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Saxo Bank–SunGard + 24" 40
7  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 27" 30
8  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 29" 20
9  Björn Leukemans (BEL) Vacansoleil–DCM + 39" 10
10  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 39" 4

References

  1. ^ FitzGerald, Michael (24 April 2011). "Gilbert wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Gilbert goes 4-for-4 with victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic; Schlecks are second, third". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011.[dead link]
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