Maxim Iglinskiy won Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the biggest race of his career, with the Astana rider timing a late attack perfectly to catch an unfortunate Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian’s brave move on the Cote de La Redoute seemed to be enough to win his first Classic of the season, but as the race wore on he gradually began to tire, being caught with just a kilometre to go to the finish.
The early breakaways
There were six riders featuring in the day’s breakaway, including Dario Cataldo from Omega Pharma-Quick Step. The Italian was the only rider in the break from a WorldTour outfit, with Argos-Shimano’s Simon Geschke the most notable of the five riders from Pro Continental teams. Continue reading