This is how the Colombians were in Lieja Bastoña Lieja: classification and positions

Great demonstration by Tadej Pogacar to take victory in a new edition of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège, one of the most important monuments in world cycling. The Slovenian had no rival who could keep up with him and won after 254.5 km, in which Egan Bernal was in the breakaway group, but in the end he reached within two minutes, becoming the best Colombian in the competition.

With few actions the fourth monument of the year began. Although there were different attacks from the beginning of the day, the pace imposed by the peloton meant that these escapes did not prosper, so the group It remained compact for several kilometers in which calm reigned with the aim of saving efforts for the end.

Nobody can with Pogacar

At 97 km from the finish there was a strong fall that injured several runners, among whom was one of the great favorites for the race, Matheu Van der Poel, who was left behind and had to make a great pursuit effort to try to catch up with the group again. In the back group were important cyclists such as Tom Pidcock, Pello Bilbao, Simon Yates, as well as the Colombian Santiago Buitrago.

With 34 kilometers to go, Tadej Pogacar broke the peloton with a powerful attack that Richard Carapaz initially tried to respond to, but the Slovenian’s power gave him a good advantage over the group of pursuers. among whom was Egan Bernal, who sought to save energy to try to save time later.

Pogacar’s level was much higher and with The passing of the race increased the distance over the group of pursuers, whom he gained by more than a minute. despite the efforts of Healy, Lutsenko, Bilbao, Almeida, Skjelmose and Bardet, who resigned themselves and fought for a place on the podium.

Finally, the UAE Team Emirates rider Romain Bardet, who attacked in the last meters, finished second, while Mathieu Van der Poel surprised in a sprint finish and closed the podium. Egan Bernal does not He reached in the last part and in the end finished in box number 21, being the best Colombian in the competition.

Final classification of Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Position Runner Equipment Time
1. Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates +6:13:48
2. Romain Bardet Team dsm-firmenich PostNL +1:39
3. Mathieu Van der Poel Alpecin – Deceuninck +2:02
twenty-one. Egan Bernal INEOS Grenadiers
41. Santiago Buitrago Bahrain – Victorious 4:46
76. Santiago Umba Astana Qazaqstan Team +17:08
87. Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers +18:48

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