Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2022: everything you need to know

All the information you need ahead of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes, taking place on April 24 in 2022

Liège–Bastogne–Liège Tadej Pogacar
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the oldest professional cycling race in the world and is one of the five cycling Monuments. It is also the main event of the three races commonly known as the Ardennes Classics, with this year's edition taking place on Sunday 24 April.

Surprisingly, the race begins and ends in the Belgian city of Liège, after the riders reach the furthest point away at Bastogne.The women's race earned automatic WorldTour status in 2017, which takes place on the same day as the men's.

>>> The climbs of Liège-Bastogne-Liège

In the men's race, Tadej Pogačar is looking to retain his title from 2021, but Julian Alaphilippe, Matej Mohorič, Dylan Teuns and Alejandro Valverde - his swansong Liège race - will all look to prise victory away from the indomitable Slovenian. 

The inaugural Liège–Bastogne–Liège Femmes victory went to Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) - she managed to claim all three Ardennes Classics wins in an incredible display of spring form.

The Dutch rider retained her title into 2018, though the following year passed the mantle to Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott), who won solo in her trademark breakaway style with British rider Lizzie Deignan taking the win in 2020.

Demi Vollering managed to make it four wins out of five at Liège–Bastogne–Liège for Dutch riders with her win in 2021, where she fended off compatriot van Vleuten for the title.

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(Image credit: (Photo by DIRK WAEM/Belga/AFP via Getty Images))

Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2022 route

The route for Liège-Bastogne-Liège always promises to throw up a war of attrition, with steep climbs providing opportunities for attacks and the unavoidable counters from a long way out.

The route for the 2022 Classic hasn't deviated too much from previous years. 

The men's race features ten official climbs, plenty of unclassified uphill drags, and is 254.7km long. Meanwhile, the women's race is 142.1km long, covering seven official Ardennes climbs, including the particularly gruelling Côte de la Redoute and the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons, which are included in both events. 

While the men's race begins in Liège and heads towards Bastogne in what is a largely uneventful period of the race, the women will begin their day in Bastogne itself. Consequently, the women's race has the potential to be even more frenetic than the men's race, with difficult climbs coming much sooner in the event. 

Both races will finish in Liège on the flat city streets, once the final climb has been ascended.

Liège–Bastogne–Liège 2022 start list

AG2R Citroën Team

CHEREL Mikaël
COSNEFROY Benoît
GODON Dorian
JUNGELS Bob
LAPEIRA Paul
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien
WARBASSE Larry

Astana Qazaqstan Team

FELLINE Fabio
MOSCON Gianni
DE LA CRUZ David
DE BOD Stefan
BATTISTELLA Samuele
NIBALI Vincenzo

Bahrain - Victorious

POELS Wout
LANDA Mikel
MOHORIČ Matej
TEUNS Dylan
HAIG Jack
BUITRAGO Santiago
ZAMBANINI Edoardo

BORA - hansgrohe

VLASOV Aleksandr
HINDLEY Jai
KONRAD Patrick
KELDERMAN Wilco
HIGUITA Sergio
BENEDETTI Cesare
ALEOTTI Giovanni
SCHELLING Ide

Cofidis

GESCHKE Simon
HERRADA Jesús
IZAGIRRE Ion
LAFAY Victor
MARTIN Guillaume
PEREZ Anthony
ROCHAS Rémy

EF Education-EasyPost

BETTIOL Alberto
POWLESS Neilson
GUERREIRO Ruben
URÁN Rigoberto
EIKING Odd Christian
SHAW James
CARR Simon

Groupama - FDJ

ROUX Anthony
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
MOLARD Rudy
PACHER Quentin
ARMIRAIL Bruno
MADOUAS Valentin

INEOS Grenadiers

FRAILE Omar
KWIATKOWSKI Michał
THOMAS Geraint
MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
PIDCOCK Thomas
RODRÍGUEZ Carlos

Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux

BAKELANTS Jan
GOOSSENS Kobe
ROTA Lorenzo
ZIMMERMANN Georg
POZZOVIVO Domenico
HERMANS Quinten
VAN MELSEN Kévin

Israel - Premier Tech

IMPEY Daryl
FUGLSANG Jakob
HOLLENSTEIN Reto
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads
WOODS Michael
CLARKE Simon
NEILANDS Krists

Jumbo-Visma

VAN EMDEN Jos
VINGEGAARD Jonas
OOMEN Sam
BENOOT Tiesj
VAN AERT Wout
VAN DER SANDE Tosh

Lotto Soudal

GILBERT Philippe
VANHOUCKE Harm
WELLENS Tim
VAN GILS Maxim
MONIQUET Sylvain
KRON Andreas
HOLMES Matthew

Movistar Team

MAS Enric
MÜHLBERGER Gregor
VALVERDE Alejandro
LAZKANO Oier
VERONA Carlos
IZAGIRRE Gorka
MAS Lluís

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

VERVAEKE Louis
BAGIOLI Andrea
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
DECLERCQ Tim
VANSEVENANT Mauri
EVENEPOEL Remco
VAN WILDER Ilan

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

MAAS Jan
BALMER Alexandre
BAUER Jack
GRMAY Tsgabu
JUUL-JENSEN Christopher
MATTHEWS Michael
PEÑA Jesús David
SCHULTZ Nick

Team DSM

VERMAERKE Kevin
KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren
STORK Florian
VANDENABEELE Henri
HEINSCHKE Leon
BARDET Romain
NIEUWENHUIS Joris

Trek - Segafredo

BRAMBILLA Gianluca
BERNARD Julien
GALLOPIN Tony
SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
KAMP Alexander
MOLLEMA Bauke

UAE Team Emirates

POLANC Jan
ULISSI Diego
HIRSCHI Marc
POGAČAR Tadej
SOLER Marc
BENNETT George
LAENGEN Vegard Stake

Alpecin-Fenix

JANSSENS Jimmy
VINE Jay
MEURISSE Xandro
STANNARD Robert
SBARAGLI Kristian
RIESEBEEK Oscar
DE TIER Floris

Team Arkéa Samsic

OWSIAN Łukasz
LOUVEL Matis
DELAPLACE Anthony
GUGLIELMI Simon
BARGUIL Warren
GESBERT Élie
ANACONA Winner

TotalEnergies

CABOT Jérémy
LATOUR Pierre
GRELLIER Fabien
FERRON Valentin
DOUBEY Fabien
RODRÍGUEZ Cristián
VUILLERMOZ Alexis

Equipo Kern Pharma

ADRIÀ Roger
GALVÁN Francisco
VAN DER TUUK Danny
CARRETERO Héctor
MIQUEL Pau
BERRADE Urko
GARCÍA PIERNA Raúl

Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise

MERTENS Julian
HERREGODTS Rune
BRAET Vito
BONNEU Kamiel
VAN POUCKE Aaron
BERCKMOES Jenno
VERWILST Aaron

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

CHARMIG Anthon
JOHANNESSEN Tobias Halland
HINDSGAUL Jacob
DVERSNES Fredrik
GREGAARD Jonas
ANDERSEN Idar
SLEEN Torjus

Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2022 start list

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

SANTESTEBAN Ane
SPRATT Amanda
ALLEN Jessica
MANLY Alexandra
WILLIAMS Georgia
ŽIGART Urška

Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad
DRONOVA-BALABOLINA Tamara
BUCH Hannah
CANTERA Ines
GAFINOVITZ Rotem
STIASNY Petra
ZABELINSKAYA Olga

Canyon//SRAM Racing

ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena
PALADIN Soraya
HARVEY Mikayla
CHABBEY Elise
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna

Team DSM

LIPPERT Liane
LABOUS Juliette
BARALE Francesca
CURINIER Léa
KIRCHMANN Leah
MACKAIJ Floortje

Liv Racing Xstra

STULTIENS Sabrina
RAGUSA Katia
BUURMAN Eva
JASKULSKA Marta
NEUMANOVA Tereza
TON Quinty

Bingoal Casino - Chevalmeire - Van Eyck Sport

BETSEMA Denise
BRAAM Danique
CLAES Lotte
DE ROECK Naomi
POPELIER Lotte
KULYNYCH Olha

Trek - Segafredo

LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
WILES Tayler
BRAND Lucinda
THOMAS Leah
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
VAN DIJK Ellen

Plantur-Pura

KASTELIJN Yara
COUZENS Millie
CRABBÉ Kiona
VAN DER HEIJDEN Inge
VAN DE VELDE Julie
GHEKIERE Justine

Team SD Worx

VAS Blanka
SHACKLEY Anna
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
VOLLERING Demi
MOOLMAN Ashleigh
MAJERUS Christine

Human Powered Health

BUYSMAN Nina
CHRISTIE Henrietta
CLOUSE Katie
SCHMID Kaia
YONAMINE Eri
MALCOTTI Barbara

Lotto Soudal Ladies

WATERREUS Kylie
BRANDT Eefje
BURLOVÁ Kristýna
GEURTS Mijntje
VANDER SANDE Elise
DOCX Mieke

Team Jumbo-Visma

KRAAK Amber
KOSTER Anouska
HENDERSON Anna
SWINKELS Karlijn

Movistar Team

PATIÑO Paula Andrea
VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
AALERUD Katrine
ERIĆ Jelena
MARTÍN Sara
SIERRA Arlenis

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

KOERNER Rebecca
LUDWIG Hannah
OLAUSSON Wilma
OTTESTAD Mie Bjørndal
AHTOSALO Anniina
LOWDEN Joscelin

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
CHAPMAN Brodie
CAVALLI Marta
BORGLI Stine
BROWN Grace
MUZIC Évita

UAE Team ADQ

MAGNALDI Erica
GARCÍA Mavi
PINTAR Urša
ZANETTI Linda
BUJAK Eugenia
BERTIZZOLO Sofia

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

STEPHENS Lauren
BANKS Elizabeth
HAMMES Kathrin
HONSINGER Clara
VALLIERES Magdeleine

Valcar - Travel & Service

PIERGIOVANNI Federica Damiana
PIRRONE Elena
STANNARD Elizabeth
CIPRESSI Carlotta
CARBONARI Anastasia
BARIL Olivia

Parkhotel Valkenburg

BREDEWOLD Mischa
GERRITSE Femke
LIMPENS Pien
SCHOENS Quinty
VAN BOKHOVEN Julia
VAN ROOIJEN Anne

Le Col - Wahoo

MERINO Eider
CHRISTIAN Anna
HOLDEN Elizabeth
PERKINS Flora
TOWERS Alice

Arkéa Pro Cycling Team

COSTON Morgane
ALLIN Pauline
BIRIUKOVA Yuliia
FOUQUENET Amandine
LAURANCE Typhaine
MORICHON Anais

Cofidis Women Team

ONESTI Olivia
LEVENEZ Sandra
NEYLAN Rachel
CASTRIQUE Alana
KERBAOL Cedrine
KOPPENBURG Clara

Bepink

ZANARDI Silvia
DRUMMOND Michaela
HÁJKOVÁ Marketa
JENČUŠOVÁ Nora
QUAGLIOTTO Nadia
VITILLO Matilde

Andy Schleck - CP NVST - Immo Losch

BERTON Nina
FABER Claire
JONKER Kerry
RIJKES Sarah
STERN Friederike

Liège–Bastogne–Liège previous winners

2001: Oscar Camenzind (SUI) Lampre–Daikin

2002: Paolo Bettini (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step

2003: Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC

2004: Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner

2005: Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) T-Mobile Team

2006: Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears

2007: Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas

2008: Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne

2009: Andy Schleck (LUX) Team Saxo Bank

2010: Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana

2011: Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto

2012: Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana

2013: Dan Martin (IRL) Garmin–Sharp

2014: Simon Gerrans (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE

2015: Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team

2016: Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky

2017: Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team

2018: Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors

2019: Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Astana

2020: Primož Roglič (SLO) Team Jumbo-Visma

2021: Tadej Pogačar (SLO) UAE Team Emirates

Liège–Bastogne–Liège Femmes winners

2017: Anna van der Breggen (NED) Boels Dolmans

2018: Anna van der Breggen (NED) Boels Dolmans

2019: Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) Mitchelton-Scott

2020: Lizzie Deignan (GBR) Trek-Segafredo

2021: Demi Vollering (NED) SD Worx

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