U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège

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U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Race details
Date Late-April
Region Wallonia, Belgium
English name Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
History
First edition 1986 (1986)
Editions 29 (as of 2014)
First winner  Frans Maassen (NED)
Most wins  Raivis Belohvoščiks (LAT)
 Michael Valgren (DEN)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Anthony Turgis (FRA)

The U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège or Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs is a cycling race in Belgium, held eight days before the cycling classic, the Liège–Bastogne–Liège. This amateur version of the race began in 1986, and since 2005, it has been open to professionals under the age of 23.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1986 Netherlands Maassen, FransFrans Maassen (NED)
1987 Netherlands Rakers, StephanStephan Rakers (NED)
1988 Netherlands Derix, MarcelMarcel Derix (NED)
1989 Belgium Mathy, PhilippePhilippe Mathy (BEL)
1990 Belgium Bottelberghe, SandroSandro Bottelberghe (BEL)
1991 Belgium Herinne, PierrePierre Herinne (BEL)
1992 France Eudeline, LaurentLaurent Eudeline (FRA)
1993 Belgium Janssens, MarcMarc Janssens (BEL)
1994 France Laurance, FranckFranck Laurance (FRA)
1995 Latvia Belohvosciks, RaivisRaivis Belohvosciks (LAT)
1996 Latvia Belohvosciks, RaivisRaivis Belohvosciks (LAT)
1997 Luxembourg Poos, ChristianChristian Poos (LUX)
1998 France Drillaud, FrédéricFrédéric Drillaud (FRA)
1999 France Koehler, PhilippePhilippe Koehler (FRA) C.C. Etupes
2000 Belgium Van Goolen, JurgenJurgen Van Goolen (BEL) Saeco-Mapei
2001 Ukraine Gryschenko, RuslanRuslan Gryschenko (UKR) Zoccorinese-Vellutex
2002 France Kern, ChristopheChristophe Kern (FRA) Vendée U-Pays de la Loire
2003 Belgium Van Summeren, JohanJohan Van Summeren (BEL) Quick Step-Latexco
2004 Belarus Samoilau, BranislauBranislau Samoilau (BLR) US Palazzago Vellutex
2005 Denmark Pedersen, MartinMartin Pedersen (DEN) Team GLS
2006 Netherlands Reus, KaiKai Reus (NED) Rabobank Continental Team
2007 Slovenia Bole, GregaGrega Bole (SLO) Slovenia (national team)
2008 Belgium Bakelants, JanJan Bakelants (BEL) Team Beveren 2000
2009 Denmark Guldhammer, RasmusRasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Team Capinordic
2010 Lithuania Navardauskas, RamunasRamunas Navardauskas (LTU) VC La Pomme Marseille
2011 Belgium van der Sande, ToshTosh van der Sande (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto-Davo
2012 Denmark Valgren, MichaelMichael Valgren (DEN) Glud & Marstrand-LRØ
2013 Denmark Valgren, MichaelMichael Valgren (DEN) Team Cult Energy
2014 France Turgis, AnthonyAnthony Turgis (FRA) CC Nogent-sur-Oise

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