Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2024

The hardest of the three Ardennes caps off the spring Classics

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes
  • Dates 21 Apr
  • Race Length 152 kms
  • Start Bastogne
  • Finish Liège
  • Race Category Elite Women

Published: 17 April 2024

Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2024 overview

Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes is the final race in the spring Classics calendar before the Women’s WorldTour rolls on to stage race season in Spain with the Vuelta Femenina.

The Classic takes place on Sunday, 21 April in the Wallonie region of Belgium. Even though the women’s race doesn’t quite follow the guide of the name Liège-Bastogne-Liège, it nevertheless begins in Bastogne and ends in Liège following an arduous 147km that mirrors the finale of the men's route. Along those parcours are many of the famous climbs including the Col du Rosier, Côte de la Redoute and the Côte de la Rouche-aux-Faucons.

With two of the hardest climbs of the day coming in the final hour of racing – the Côte de la Redoute and the Côte de la Rouche-aux-Faucons – the final of Liège-Bastogne-Liège provides several opportunities for attacks amongst a wide range of the top riders in the women’s peloton.

While the race has been dominated by Dutch general classification riders in its short history – with Demi Vollering, Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten winning all but one edition of the race between them – the route leaves the door open for riders like Kasia Niewiadoma, Marianne Vos, Elisa Longo Borghini, Évita Muzic and Shirin van Anrooij to step up and claim a big Classics result in Liège.

Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2024 key information

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

Where does the 2024 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes take place? A shortened version of the men's race, the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes runs from Bastogne to Liège in the Wallonne region of Belgium.

Who won Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes in 2023? Demi Vollering won the 2023 race in a sprint ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini while Marlen Reusser won the bunch sprint for third.

When did Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes start? The first edition took place in 2017, and was won by Anna van der Breggen.

Who has the most wins at Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes? Anna van der Breggen, Annemiek van Vleuten and Demi Vollering all have two wins at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a Women’s WorldTour race and will see the full collection of 15 WorldTour teams take part. Nine Continental teams will also be at the race making up the full 24-team peloton.

WorldTour teams:

  • AG Insurance-Soudal
  • Canyon-SRAM
  • Ceratizit-WNT
  • Fenix-Deceuninck
  • Human Powered Health
  • Lidl-Trek
  • Liv AlUla Jayco
  • Movistar
  • Roland
  • dsm-firmenich PostNL
  • SD Worx-Protime
  • UAE Team ADQ
  • Uno-X Mobility
  • Visma-Lease a Bike

Continental teams:

  • Arkéa-B&B Hotels
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education-Cannondale
  • Lifeplus Wahoo
  • Lotto-Dstny
  • Team Coop-Repsol
  • VolkerWessels Women's Pro Cycling
  • St Michel-Mavic-Auber93
  • Laboral Kutxa-Fundación Euskadi

What happened at the 2023 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes?

Demi Vollering won the 203 edition of the race in a two-up sprint against Elisa Longo Borghini after the two riders attacked with 11km to go. The race was animated by Marlen Reusser who attacked early and kept the pressure on for SD Worx, putting the emphasis on the other teams to burn resources to bring Reusser back into the fold. All that was left for Demi Vollering to do was counter-attack on the final climb, bringing only Longo Borghini with her.

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