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Bob Jungels takes the win

The Luxembourg champion left the leading group in his wake with 18.6km to go, just after the Côte de Roche-aux-Faucons. No one decided to follow him right away, and he quickly gained a lead of 30 seconds on the flat. The chase group consisting of the likes of Alejandro Valverde and Jungels’ team-mate Julian Alaphilippe failed to collaborate effectively. Jelle Vanendert then attacked from the group on the Saint-Nicholas, closing the gap down to 20 seconds, but that was all we got to see from the chasers. In the end nobody was able to catch up with the 25-year-old, and Jungels rode to the biggest victory of his career so far.

“It’s the race the closest to Luxembourg and every year there are a lot of Luxembourgish fans,” the Quick-Step Floors rider said. “I wasn’t here for the last two years so I was looking forward to be back on those roads, and if you have your friends and family on the roads it’s special, you hear them on small climbs, so it was a little bonus to me.”

“The main goal was of course our captain Julian, to see him in the best position, so it was important that he could stay behind the other leaders and they were forced to work. It came as a little bit of a surprise for me because I thought they were on my wheel, but then I heard on the radio ‘Go, go, go!’ and I just kept going and I didn’t see anyone until the line.”

Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2018

1 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 6-24-44
2 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac
3 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
4 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
6 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
7 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
8 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott
9 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team

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