As it is known, is the finish line after 27 years is no longer in Ans, but now in Liège, Boulevard d'avroy. A solid change, for it is no longer the slothelling in Ans, nor the Saint-Nicolas is part of the trail and the last fourteen miles in the direction of the finish line plane. “I've never seen a Liege-Bastogne-Liege with your arrival in Liège. So that is something new for me,” said Philippe Gilbert at the press conference of Deceuninck Quick.Step.
“such As Julian (Alaphilippe, ed.) it says: it will be a different course to be more active. At least, that is yet hoped for”, continued the winner of Paris-Roubaix, which clearly was satisfied with the aankomstwijziging. “Finally, a real liège-Bastogne-Liège. The finish line above in Ans had little to do with the Hatch. Glad that I still have to agree a authentic liège-Bastogne-Liège and drive in my career. The new arrival is much nicer and prestigieuzer. For riders and the audience.”
Milan-san remo and liège-Bastogne-Liège in a single season to win, ’t is something unique. Eddy Merckx was in 1975, the last rider in that piece of art realized. Is Julian Alaphilippe his successor? “I'm not really working on it. I focus me on the game, without me on other goals to focus,” said the Frenchman. “Milan-Sanremo win, was something special. I began, therefore, motivated to the Ardennes classics, and I am very happy with my victory in the Walloon Arrow. Now I'm even more motivated for Liège-Bastogne-Liège.” That promises to be.
Les deux Philippes