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Triomph and solitaire Remco Evenepoel in Liège-Bastogne-Liège

During his very first participation in the Doyenne des Monuments, Remco Evenepoel triumphed alone in Liège. At home, the Belgian signed the biggest victory of his young career (22 years) with talent. Because he owes this prestigious success to no one but himself.

While his teammate, world champion Julian Alaphilippe, suffered a heavy fall 66 kilometers before the finish line, Evenepoel took responsibility and launched a decisive attack on the legendary La Redoute coast, 28 terminals from Cork. This acceleration left the other competitors in place.

A young Quick-Step miracle, carried by a Belgian crowd on the side of the road, found the Frenchman Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), the last survivor of the morning’s escape before releasing it in the last meters of the Roche coast. -aux-Faucons. Evenepoel jumped into the lead alone at the top and emphasized his lead in the downhill, swallowing him at full speed (almost 80 km / h).

The youngest laureate of Doyenne in the 21st century

Behind him, Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Victorious) tried in vain to speed up to recover his compatriot, who started 40 seconds in front of a group of favorites. When Evenepoel crossed the line solo, he was able to realize the scale of his action and overthrow Belgium, too happy to see Quinten Hermans (Wanty-Gobert), the winner of the pursuit sprint, and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo – Visma), who after the second place in Paris-Roubaix last week won another podium.

The victory of Evenepoel, the youngest laureate of Doyenne in the 21st century, also dried up the tears of his team, disappointed by leaving Alaphilipp, a legitimate candidate for victory at this monument, which he certainly failed. No.

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège monument the French rider has not won for 42 yearsand the victory of Bernard Hinault in Danish conditions.

The French did not suffer any trauma while being transported to the hospital, but they felt pain in their backs and shoulder blades. The injuries resulting from this mass fall, which took almost a third of the peloton before the final packing. This is already the third bowl for Alaphilippe this season, after those of Strade Bianche on March 5 and Flèche Brabançonne on April 13.