Liège–Bastogne–Liège U23

The U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège or Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs is a cycling race in Belgium, held eight days before the cycling classic, the Liège–Bastogne–Liège. This amateur version of the race began in 1986, and since 2005, it has been open to professionals under the age of 23.

U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Race details
DateLate-April
RegionWallonia, Belgium
English nameLiège–Bastogne–Liège
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web sitewww.pesantliege.be/index.php Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1986 (1986)
Editions34 (as of 2019)
First winner Frans Maassen (NED)
Most wins Raivis Belohvoščiks (LAT)
 Michael Valgren (DEN)
(2 wins)
Most recent Kevin Vermaerke (USA)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1986   Netherlands Frans Maassen
1987   Netherlands Stephan Rakers
1988   Netherlands Marcel Derix
1989   Belgium Philippe Mathy
1990   Belgium Sandro Bottelberghe
1991   Belgium Pierre Herinne
1992   France Laurent Eudeline
1993   Belgium Marc Janssens
1994   France Franck Laurance
1995   Latvia Raivis Belohvosciks
1996   Latvia Raivis Belohvosciks
1997   Luxembourg Christian Poos
1998   France Frédéric Drillaud
1999   France Philippe Koehler C.C. Etupes
2000   Belgium Jurgen Van Goolen Saeco-Mapei
2001   Ukraine Ruslan Gryschenko Zoccorinese-Vellutex
2002   France Christophe Kern Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2003   Belgium Johan Van Summeren Quick Step-Latexco
2004   Belarus Branislau Samoilau US Palazzago Vellutex
2005   Denmark Martin Pedersen Team GLS
2006   Netherlands Kai Reus Rabobank Continental Team
2007   Slovenia Grega Bole Slovenia (national team)
2008   Belgium Jan Bakelants Team Beveren 2000
2009   Denmark Rasmus Guldhammer Team Capinordic
2010   Lithuania Ramunas Navardauskas VC La Pomme Marseille
2011   Belgium Tosh van der Sande Omega Pharma-Lotto-Davo
2012   Denmark Michael Valgren Glud & Marstrand–LRØ
2013   Denmark Michael Valgren Team Cult Energy
2014   France Anthony Turgis CC Nogent-sur-Oise
2015   France Guillaume Martin CC Étupes
2016   United States Logan Owen Axeon–Hagens Berman
2017   Belgium Bjorg Lambrecht Lotto–Soudal U23
2018   Portugal João Almeida Hagens Berman Axeon
2019   United States Kevin Vermaerke Hagens Berman Axeon

External linksEdit