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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge

October 04 2020
Liège, Belgium

On Saturday April 25th, challenge yourself by taking on Liège-Bastogne-Liège’s legendary climbs. The ultimate challenge is to complete the full 266 km distance, nearly identical to the one the pros will cover on race day the following day!

Don’t worry, two shorter distances, of 70 and 147 km are also on offer. Climb your way to the top of the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons, the Côte de Saint-Nicolas and the legendary Redoute to follow in the footsteps of cycling’s greatest champions. Reproduce Philippe Gilbert, Bob Jungels and Alejandro Valverde’s heroic efforts on your way to adding Liège-Bastogne-Liège to your very own list of achievements!

The 273 km course is identical to the pro race the next day, packing over 5,200 altitude metres. The 75 km and 153 km tours are proper challenges in their own right. Try and conquer mythical climbs such as the Côte de Wanne, de Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons, de Côte de La Redoute and the Côte de Saint-Nicolas. All these arduous ascents will have electronic timing systems so you get to compare your times with your friends to see who’s the best climber of them all. On Sunday you will find out how you compare against Philippe Gilbert, Vincenzo Nibali or Alejandro Valverde.

Just like the pro classic, the Sportive / Gran Fondo will also attract a colourful, international bunch. Last year over 50 nationalities took the start of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge. Many Italians, Spaniards, Dutch, Brits and of course many Belgians all considered this event as one of the biggest challenges on their cycling calendar.

Grand Prix Montagne!

The Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge includes electronic timing on 3 mythical climbs of RedouteRoche-aux-Faucons and Saint-Nicolas.

An electronic chip stuck to your frame plate installed on you bike handlebars will record your times. View your times afterwards 'My LBL Challenge', you can find your climbing time on each timed hill!

 
Routes: 70, 147, 266 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
 
What's Included?

Medical service is provided on the various supply areas and on arrival.
Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
Timekeeping with chips and video on 3 climbs
Complete supplies with Isostar nutritional products and sport drinks*
Frame sticker with the course
LBL Challenge Medal
Technical assistance
Stewards on the course and in the start / finish area
Perfect signage throughout the route
Massage on arrival

Packet Pickups

Halles des Foires de Liège

Quai de Wallonie 6

4000 Liège

Prize / Race Categories

Climbing times and the video of the summit will be recorded electronically on 3 mythical climbs: Redoute, Roche-aux-Faucons and Saint-Nicolas. And this by means of an electronic chip stuck on the frame plate that each registered participant will receive during the withdrawal of his participation pack. The frame plate must be installed on the bike handlebars in a visible manner.

Via 'My LBL Challenge', you can find your climbing time on each timed hill.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Three Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
5000 +
 
Start Address: Halles des Foires de Liège Quai de Wallonie 6 4000 Liège
 
 
 
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