A wonderful day for a bike race, to be sure. The 2012 edition of La Doyenne goes LIVE! around 8am EST at the links below. Some of the best Classics and stage racers will be going elbow-to-bony-elbow today as the true climbers take their turn as spring favorites. The likes of Frank Schleck, Alejandro Valverde, Philipe Gilbert and more than a dozen others are in with a solid chance.
Running since 1892, Liege-Bastogne-Liege is final Classic race of the spring season, giving way to shorter stage races in the inevitable build up to first the Giro d’Italia and then Tour. We won’t see this type of race, truly, until well into the fall with the Giro de Lombardia, or The Tour of the Falling Leaves, as it is rather poetically called.
Links below are labelled by language. English links should be on a similar schedule, though the Dutch usually kick in a few minutes earlier.