Primož Roglič snatches victory from Julian Alaphilippe after early celebration at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

The world champion threw his arms up too early as Roglič came through to pip him on the line

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A remarkable end to Liege-Bastogne-Liège 2020 saw world champion Julian Alaphilippe celebrate too early and allow Primož Roglič to pip him on the line to take the victory.

Had Alaphilippe crossed the line first he would have still missed out on claiming the Monument, after being relegated to fifth place following an irregular sprint that saw him cut across Marc Hirschi (Sunweb) in the dash for the line, the Swiss rider unclipping and then swerving into Tadej Pogačar's path. Those two riders then moving up to the second and third podium places.

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