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Valverde donates his Liege-Bastogne-Liege prize money to the Scarponi family
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Valverde donates his Liege-Bastogne-Liege prize money to the Scarponi family

Valverde out-sprinted Dan Martin in the final metres of Liege-Bastogne-Liege to take his fourth win in the final Spring Classics race.

Valverde dedicated his win to Michele Scarponi who sadly died this week after be hit by a van whilst training near his home in Italy.

Valverde said before the race that he would donate the prize money should he win, and in an emotional interview said he would dedicate his winnings from the whole week to the Scarponi family after winning Fleche Wallonne too.

 
Four U.S. Riders ready for battle at Leige-Bastogne-Leige
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Four U.S. Riders ready for battle at Leige-Bastogne-Leige

American riders Larry Warbasse (Aqua Blue Sport), Alexey Vermeulen (LottoNL-Jumbo), Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac), and Gregory Daniel (Trek-Segafredo) will be at the start line this Sunday.

Freezing temperatures are expected for the start of the race, but no snow is forecast, which struck last year's event. The 103rd edition Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the final race of the three Ardennes Classics. 

Follow all the action on our live stream tomorrow Sunday April 23rd at 08:00 EST onwards.

 
PREVIEW: Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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PREVIEW: Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the one of the hardest one day races, at 258 kilometers it contains 10 "official" climbs, totalling around 4,000 metres - harder than some Tour de France mountain stages.

The Ardennes which straddle the Belgian Wallonia and Dutch Limburg regions is suited to climbers and puncheurs who can hit out and cope with the short, sharp climbs with steep and varying gradients.

Preview of the race, the course, the teams and the favorites - for the last Classics race of Spring.

 
VIDEO: Michael Valgren escapes serious injury after crash in La Fleche Wallonne
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VIDEO: Michael Valgren escapes serious injury after crash in La Fleche Wallonne

Michael Valgren from Astana crashed with 67 km to go at Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday.

It was a terrible fall, the Astana rider hit his head and face, and suffered bruises to his right arm and leg.

Sitting by the roadside not knowing what had happened, race officials quickly sent Valgren to hospital of the city of Huy for a detailed medical examination.

 
Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne
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Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne

Spaniard claims fifth career win at Flèche Wallonne to take his tenth individual win this season.

Valverde was as strong as usual on the decisive climb of the Mur de Huy.

Following impressive work from the Movistar Team, Valverde controlled the opposition with ease before doing his classic acceleration from just less than 200 meters from the finish line.