2012 Liège–Bastogne–Liège

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2012 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2012 UCI World Tour, race 13 of 28
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Map of the course
Race details
Date 22 April 2012
Distance 257.5 km (160.0 mi)
Winning time 6h 43' 52" (38.255 km/h or 23.771 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Maxim Iglinsky (Kazakhstan) (Astana)
Second  Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) (Liquigas-Cannondale)
Third  Enrico Gasparotto (Italy) (Astana)
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The 2012 Liège–Bastogne–Liège was the 98th running of the Liège–Bastogne–Liège, a single-day cycling race. It was held on 22 April 2012 over a distance of 257.5 kilometres (160.0 miles), starting in Liège and finishing in Ans, via Bastogne in the Ardennes region of Belgium. It was the thirteenth race of the 2012 UCI World Tour season.

The race was won by Astana rider Maxim Iglinsky after catching Liquigas-Cannondale's Vincenzo Nibali in the closing stages of the race after Nibali had attempted to win the race with a 20 km (12.4 mi) attack.[1] Iglinsky caught him with around 1 km (0.6 mi) to go, and eventually won by 21 seconds over Nibali,[2] while Amstel Gold Race winner Enrico Gasparotto rounded out the podium placings for Astana.[3] Defending race-winner Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) could only finish sixteenth in the race, almost 90 seconds down on Iglinsky.[4]

Participating teams[edit]

As Liège–Bastogne–Liège was a UCI World Tour event, all 18 UCI ProTeams were invited automatically and obliged to send a squad. Seven other squads were given wildcard places into the race,[5] and as such, formed the event's 25-team peloton.

The teams that were invited – wildcard teams denoted by * – were:[6]

Results[edit]

[7][8]

Cyclist Team Time UCI World Tour
Points
1  Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana 6h 43' 52" 100
2  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 21" 80
3  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Astana + 36" 70
4  Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar + 36"
5  Daniel Martin (IRE) Garmin-Barracuda + 36" 50
6  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 36" 40
7  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 36" 30
8  Michele Scarponi (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 36" 20
9  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin-Barracuda + 36" 10
10  Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 36" 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decaluwé, Brecht (22 April 2012). "Maxim Iglinskiy wins Liège - Bastogne - Liège". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  2. ^ McGann, Colin (22 April 2012). "Iglinskiy wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Iglinsky wins Liege–Bastogne–Liege over Nibali". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Agence France-Presse. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Moore, Kyle (22 April 2012). "Maxim Iglinskiy pulls off Liège-Bastogne-Liège stunner". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wildcards revealed for La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Liège – Bastogne – Liège 2012 start list". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Standing". Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Amaury Sport Organisation. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking #12 - Liège - Bastogne - Liège (BEL/UWT)". Union Cycliste Internationale. Infostrada Sports. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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