Jacob Fuglsang solos to his first Monument at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Astana's Fuglsang the strongest and goes on the attack with 15 kms to go. Valverde and Yates abandon due to bad weather

What a day, it was brutal, only 4C windy and raining.

The race started with a breakaway of 8 riders; Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie), Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo), Tobias Ludvigsson, Groupama-FDJ), Jeremy Maison (Team Arkea-Samsic), Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Gobert Cycling Team),  Kevin Deltombe, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Mathijs Paasschens and Kenny Molly (Wallonie Bruxelles)

While the breakaway hit the Côte de La Roche-en-Ardenne, which was 2.8km long with an average gradient of 6.2%, Dan Martin was the first to abandon.

After reaching Bastogne after 102.5 km,  the easiest part, there were ten climbs on the way back to Liège.

106 kms to go and the breakway's lead was reduced to under 4 minutes and Valverde climbed off and got in the team car too.

As the breakaway's lead came down to just a minute with 88 kms to go, Julien Bernard attacked his breakaway companions.

Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) won Liège-Bastogne-Liège women's race after a solo attack.

With 70 kms to go, the raced warmed up with lots of attacks from the chasing peloton, Van Avermaet tried to get away unsucessfully.

The advantage for the breakaway was down to 40 seconds as they hit the bottom of La Redoute.

With 22 kms to go, Philippe Gilbert was dropped.

The winning move came with just 15 kms to go, Fuglsang attacked, Alaphilippe couldn't follow, only Woods and Formilo could keep up.

Heading into Leige, Fuglsang put the pressure on, Woods lost ground and Formilo was dropped too, leaving Fuglsang an 11 kms solo ride to the finish.

Behind Gaudu, Yates, Nibali went on the offense, but Fuglsang was home and dry, with Formilo coming in behind him.

VIDEO: 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Highlights

2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Top 10

1 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 6:37:37 
2 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:27 
3 Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:57 
4 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott   
5 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First   
6 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ   
7 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team   
8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:00 
9 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:05 
10 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky

 
Tag: classics
 
Aug 03 2019 - NEWS: 19 year old Remco Evenepoel Powers to San Sebastian Classic victory
Jul 31 2019 - NEWS: Julian Alaphilippe to defend San Sebastian Victory
Apr 28 2019 - NEWS: Jacob Fuglsang solos to his first Monument at Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Apr 24 2019 - NEWS: Italy's Fausto Masnada wins Stage 3 of the Tour of Alps
Apr 24 2019 - NEWS: Alaphilippe defends Fleche Wallonne title
Apr 18 2019 - NEWS: Everything you need to know about the 2019 Amstel Gold Race This Sunday
Apr 14 2019 - NEWS: Philippe Gilbert grinds down the opposition to win the 117th Paris-Roubaix
Apr 12 2019 - NEWS: 2019 Paris-Roubaix Preview: Route, Sectors and the Favorites
Apr 07 2019 - NEWS: Alberto Bettiol stuns everyone with solo attack to win Flanders
Apr 05 2019 - NEWS: Trek-Segafredo have three cards to deal in Men's race at Flanders
Apr 04 2019 - NEWS: 2019 Tour of Flanders tackles seventeen hills and five stretches of pavé this Sunday
Apr 03 2019 - NEWS: Mathieu van der Poel wins Dwars Door Vlaanderen from the breakaway
Apr 01 2019 - NEWS: Yves Lampaert eyes Dwars door Vlaanderen Hat Trick
Mar 31 2019 - NEWS: Kristoff blows away rivals for Gent-Wevelgem win
Mar 23 2019 - NEWS: Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins Milan - San Remo his first Monument
Apr 01 2015 - RESULTS: Gorge Roubaix Grinder a Great Success
Mar 16 2015 - RESULTS: Rouge Roubaix Classic Race and Gran Fondo
Apr 10 2016 - EVENT: The Darby Roubaix
Mar 24 2017 - EVENT: The Dirty Devil
Feb 04 2018 - EVENT: Edgware Road Club Centurian Reliability
Mar 11 2018 - EVENT: Hell of the NorFla
Mar 24 2018 - EVENT: Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville
Mar 25 2018 - EVENT: Love Valley Roubaix
Mar 25 2018 - EVENT: Pastry-Brest-Pastry
Apr 07 2018 - EVENT: Virginias Rough Roubaix
Apr 08 2018 - EVENT: Harris-Roubaix
Apr 14 2018 - EVENT: Montana Hell Ride
Apr 14 2018 - EVENT: Crushed Rock Classic
Apr 14 2018 - EVENT: Mammoth Gravel Classic
Apr 15 2018 - EVENT: Strada Bellamy Sportif
Apr 28 2018 - EVENT: NorCal Spring Classic
Apr 29 2018 - EVENT: Brandywine Valley Roubaix III