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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Gets Three New Climbs and a Women’s Race

98th Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Race organizers have added three new climbs to this year’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, which include the Côte de Pont, Côte de Bellevaux and the Côte de la Ferme Libert – replacing the Côte de Wanne and the Côte de la Haute-Levée. 

Organizers have also introduced a women’s version of the race for the first time, bringing gender equality to all three Ardennes Classics now that the Amstel Gold Race has revitalized its women’s version after a 14-year absence.   

As a result, Liège-Bastogne-Liège will take up a spot on this year’s UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar, with riders tackling a 135.5 kilometer route starting in Bastogne, with the final 45 kilometers taking place along  the same route as the men’s race, and concluding with an ascent of the iconic Côte de la Redoute.

The women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège will take place on April 23, the same day as the men’s race.

Riders cycle past the former palace of the Prince-Bishops of Liege as they take the start of the 101st Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day classic cycling race on April 26, 2015 in Liege. AFP PHOTO / ERIC EFEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Teams for Men’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege:

AG2R La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, Bahrain Merida, BMC Racing Team, Bora Hansgrohe, Cannondale Drapac Pro Cycling Team, FDJ, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, Orica Scott, Quick-Step Floors, Team Dimension Data, Team Katusha-Alpecin, Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, Team Sky, Team Sunweb, Trek-Segafredo, UAE Abu Dhabi, Aqua Blue Sport, Cofidis, Solutions Crédits, Direct Energie, Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Wanty-Groupe Gobert and WB Veranclassic Aqua Project.

Teams for Women’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege:

Alé Cipollini, Astana Women’s Team, Bepink Cogeas, Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam, BTC City Ljubljana, Canyon Sram Racing, Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling Team, Cylance Pro Cycling, FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope, Hitec Products, Lares Waowdeals Women Cycling Team, Lensworld Kuota, Lotto Soudal Ladies, Orica Scott, Servetto Giusta, Team Sunweb, Team Veloconcept Women, Wiggle High5, WM3 Pro Cycling Team, Bizkaia Durango, Drops, SAS Macogep, S.C Michela Fanini and Sport Vlaanderen Etixx.

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