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The last of the major Spring Classics, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, will take place this weekend - and just like in Paris-Roubaix and Amstel Gold, the hot weather is expected to play a major part in how the race develops.

Temperatures continued to soar into the low thirties on Friday in Liege - a record for this time of year - and there is no sign of the heatwave ending before Monday or Tuesday.

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