Remco Evenepoel cruises to second successive Liège-Bastogne-Liège win

Evenepoel becomes the first rider since Italian Michele Bartoli in 1998 to defend La Doyenne

Remco Evenepoel
(Image credit: Getty)

Remco Evenepoel successfully defended his Liège-Bastogne-Liège title to rescue Soudal-QuickStep's Classics season on a day when the highly-anticipated battle between the world champion and Tadej Pogačar fail to come to pass due to the latter suffering multiple fractures to his left wrist.

Under heavy rain, Evenepoel attacked on the Côte de la Redoute with 33km to go - the same climb where he made his winning move 12 months ago - and he went into time trial mode to win his fourth race of the season.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.