Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2024

The fourth Monument of the season brings plenty of tough climbing in Belgium

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  • Dates 21 Apr
  • Race Length 254 kms
  • Start Liège
  • Finish Liège
  • Race Category Elite Men

Updated: 18 April 2024

Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2024 overview

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the oldest of all the Classics and the race which definitively brings down the curtain on the spring calendar of racing on Sunday, 21 April. Owing to its 130-year history, the Belgian race is known as La Doyenne – roughly translating to ‘the old lady’.

The fourth Monument began in 1892 and has been a major race on the calendar ever since with the course proving a stern test for both Classics riders and general classification men alike. The race is a grind, weighing in at a hefty 254.1km with over 4,300m of climbing, and taking on the largest hills Belgium has to offer. In Liège-Bastogne-Liège, punishment is around every corner.

In the race’s long history, Belgians have dominated. While that dominance has waned in recent years, Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) has brought glory back to the home nation with two consecutive wins. 2024 is set to be different with Evenepoel out after a crash at Itzulia Basque Country. In his place, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) will return to try and win the race he last claimed in 2021. The Slovenian will have revenge on his mind as he looks to make up for the crash that took him out of the 2023 edition and disrupted his preparation for the Tour de France.

In his way is one Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) who will be hoping to hold his strong form from the cobbled Classics for one more big day with the hopes of disrupting the dominance of Pogačar and taking his fourth out of five Monument titles. If not Van der Poel, Amstel Gold Race winner Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) looks stronger than ever and could be the surprise package at this race where the underdog can often win.

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2024 key information

When is the 2024 Liège-Bastogne-Liège? The 2024 edition of the race will take place on Sunday, April 21.

Where does the 2024 Liège-Bastogne-Liège take place? As the name suggests, Liège-Bastogne-Liège takes place in the French-speaking Wallonne region of Belgium and runs from Liège to Bastogne and then back to Liège.

Who won Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2023? Remco Evenepoel won the 2024 edition of the race ahead of Tom Pidcock and Santiago Buitrago.

When did Liège-Bastogne-Liège start? The first edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège took place in 1892, and was won by Léon Houa.

Who has the most wins at Liège-Bastogne-Liège? Eddy Merckx holds the record for Liège-Bastogne-Liège victories with five titles.

Which teams are racing Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2024?

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a WorldTour race and will see the full collection of 18 WorldTour teams take part. Seven ProTour teams will also be at the race making up the full 25-team peloton of 175 riders.

WorldTour teams:

  • Alpecin-Deceuninck
  • Arkéa-B&B Hotels
  • Astana Qazaqstan
  • Bahrain Victorious
  • Bora-Hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
  • EF Education-EasyPost
  • Groupama-FDJ
  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Intermarché-Wanty
  • Lidl-Trek
  • Movistar Team
  • Soudal Quick-Step
  • dsm-firmenich PostNL
  • Jayco AlUla
  • Visma-Lease a Bike
  • UAE Team Emirates

ProTour teams:

  • Lotto Dstny
  • Israel-Premier Tech
  • Uno-X Mobility
  • Bingoal WB
  • Equipo Kern Pharma
  • Team Flanders-Baloise
  • TotalEnergies

What happened at the 2023 Liège-Bastogne-Liège?

Remco Evenepoel won the 2023 edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège with a long-range 30km solo breakaway after he put in a huge attack on the Côte de La Redoute. Tom Pidcock followed the initial move, and although he was distanced soon after, the Brit managed to finish second, beating Santiago Buitrago in the sprint to the line for the final podium places.

Heading into the race, Liège-Bastogne-Liège was billed as the ultimate showdown between two of cycling’s biggest riders: Tadej Pogačar and Evenepoel. The battle, however, was over before it began as Pogačar crashed out of the race early with a broken wrist. While Pogačar will return to the race this year, the battle between the two preeminent hilly Classics riders will have to wait another year as Evenepoel recovers from his injuries from this spring’s racing.

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