Temperature will drop towards 0ºC on parts of the course come Sunday

Riders at this weekend’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège will once again have to deal with cold weather, although there will be no repeat of the snow that hit the race last year.

12 months ago riders had to cope with freezing temperatures and falling snow for much of the race, with the route even having to be altered at one point to avoid a stretch of road that had become impassable.

Thankfully there shouldn’t be similar scenes come Sunday, with clear skies forecast, although the riders will still have to deal with some pretty chilly temperatures.

>>> How the peloton coped with snow and sub-zero temperatures at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Temperatures on the start line in Liège will be a rather fresh 3ºC, with the mercury likely to hit freezing higher parts of the Ardennes hills on parts of the course.

There could however be a chance of wet roads on some of the tree-covered climbs, with heavy rain falling today and tomorrow across parts of southern Belgium.