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Team Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Team Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege in an impressive ride as the pro peloton transitions from one-day classics to stage races.

Published Sun, Apr 27 2014 2:11 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Team Orica-GreenEdge rider Simon Gerrans won the 100th edition of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège cycling race on Sunday morning. The Australian 33-year-old has proven to be a skilled rider over the years, winning his national champions jersey, wearing the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, and picking up one-day classics victories.

Team Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège | TweakTown.com

"To win any Liège-Bastogne-Liège is very special, but the fact it's the 100th edition really puts my name in the history of the race, it's a real honor," Gerrans said following his impressive ride. "Our team got some fantastic results in 100th edition of the Tour (de France) last year, and now to do that again - maybe that's a good omen."

Defending winner Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) was just 250 meters away from capturing a second Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but hit the deck in the last turn, giving Gerrans the perfect opportunity to win. Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) rounded out the podium, bringing the Belgian Ardennes Classics season to a close.

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