Van Vleuten solos to a first Liège-Bastogne-Liège triumph
April 28 th 2019 - 18:00
The Côte de la Redoute was the climb chosen by Annemiek van Vleuten to launch a superb solo effort that eventually saw her fly to a first ever victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The Dutch rider managed to power away from the pack on the penultimate climb of the day, never to be caught. The two-time time-trial World Champion wins this 3rd edition of the race with a lead of close to two minutes on Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb). Another Dutchwoman, Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) wins the bunched sprint to capture a fine third spot.