Remco Evenepoel logs monster 'personal Liège-Bastogne-Liège' ride ahead of Tour de Suisse

The world champ crams more than 4,000 metres of climbing into 230km and averages 32kph while he's at it

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World champion Remco Evenepoel has readied himself for this weekend's Tour de Suisse with a 231km (143-mile) training ride in the Ardennes featuring a whopping 4,334 metres of climbing.

Logging it on Strava, the Soudal-Quick Step rider called the activity 'Personalized L-B-L' in clear reference to the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Monument. 

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