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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Full Results – Canada’s Woods Fab 9th, Valverde Wins 4th LBL + PHOTOS

by pedalmag.com
Michael Woods [P] Cor Vos
April 23, 2017 (Ans, Belgium) – Canada’s Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) delivered a stellar 9th-place result at legendary La Doyenne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, 258km, finishing in the second group of chasers at 7 seconds behind winner Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team who caught Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors with 200m to go and out-powered him for his fourth Liège victory. The victory equals Moreno Argentin’s tally and is only one shy of Eddy Merckx’s record.

Alejandro Valverde wins [P]
Alejandro Valverde's 4th LBL [P] Cor Vos
On a day that began with a tribute to the late Michele Scarponi, Valverde was emotional at the finish. “The prizes from this victory go to Michele Scarponi’s family. This is the most special of my four wins on Liège-Bastogne-Liège, due to the circumstances. We worked a lot from kilometre 0 before getting the win with a strong attack in the final. It’s a race for the books of history after a perfect week. I think we were all at the limit in the end.

Tribute to Michele Scarponi [P] Cor Vos
Tribute to Michele Scarponi [P] Cor Vos
“Martin went very strong, I calculated my distance and decided I could go 500 metres from the finish. It was my time, I never doubted even when Albasini jumped in my wheel. I was able to catch Martin, take a breath for five seconds, and then sprint to the finish,” said Valverde.

Michael Woods [P] Cor Vos
[P] Cor Vos


1. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team 6:24:27
2. Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky   0:03
4. Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb
5. Jon Izaguirre (Esp) Bahrain-Merida
6. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
7. Michael Albasini (Sui) Orica-Scott
8. Adam Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott   0:07
9. Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac
10. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
11. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
12. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
13. Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky
14. Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates  0:10
15. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
16. Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  0:14
17. Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ
18. Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
19. Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
20. Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
21. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
22. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
23. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
24. Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  0:24
25. Omar Fraile (Esp) Dimension Data  0:28
26. Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo
27. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott  0:34
28. Daniel Moreno (Esp) Movistar Team  0:51
29. Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  0:54
30. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
31. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team
32. Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport
33. Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
34. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
35. Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
36. Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
37. Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
38. Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb
39. Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
40. Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
41. Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
42. Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
43. Igor Anton (Esp) Dimension Data
44. Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin
45. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
46. Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
47. Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
48. Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates
49. Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
50. Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data  1:00
51. José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
52. Samuel Sanchez (Esp) BMC Racing Team
53. Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo
54. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  1:08
55. Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal  1:56
56. Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
57. Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  2:13
58. Pello Bilbao (Esp) Astana Pro Team
59. Jose Rojas (Esp) Movistar Team
60. David De La Cruz (Esp) Quick-Step Floors  3:22
61. Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  3:29
62. Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  3:38
63. Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
64. Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  3:50
65. Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
66. Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac
67. Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport
68. Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  4:42
69. André Cardoso (Por) Trek-Segafredo
70. Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
71. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij  4:50
72. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  5:01
73. Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  5:31
74. Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team
75. Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise
76. Dion Smith (Nzl) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
77. Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
78. Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  5:35
79. Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky
80. Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team
81. Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  5:41
82. Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie  6:14
83. Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  7:27
84. Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise  7:40
85. Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
86. Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ
87. Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
88. Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo
89. Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky
90. Mark Christian (Gbr) Aqua Blue Sport
91. Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
92. Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
93. Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
94. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
95. Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida
96. Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect
97. Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal
98. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
99. Luis Angel Mate (Esp) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
100. José Mendes (Por) Bora-Hansgrohe
101. Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
102. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Gbr) Team Sky
103. Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb
104. Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky
105. Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
106. Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
107. Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac
108. Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
109. Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ
110. Kevin Reza (Fra) FDJ
111. Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
112. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie
113. Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie
114. Alberto Losada (Esp) Katusha-Alpecin
115. Ángel Vicioso (Esp) Katusha-Alpecin
116. Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar Team  7:52
117. Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  8:41
118. Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie  9:15
119. Antoine Warnier (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect 0:10:39
120. Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
121. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
122. Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
123. Gregory Habeaux (Bel) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect
124. Christophe Masson (Fra) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect
125. Dries Van Gestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise
126. Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
127. Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
128. Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ
129. Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij
130. Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida
131. Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij
132. Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:10:44
133. Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:11:32
134. Imanol Erviti (Esp) Movistar Team 0:13:11
135. Remy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal
136. Aaron Gate (Nzl) Aqua Blue Sport
137. Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
138. Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
139. Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-Scott
140. Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
141. Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij
142. Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
143. Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport
144. Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie 0:13:32
145. Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
146. Pierre Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:55
147. Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
148. Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors 0:14:09
149. Benjamin Declercq (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 0:14:41
150. Aime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise
151. Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin
152. Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:15:35
153. Simon Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott 0:16:39

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