Saturday 22 April 2023 at 14h19

The very first edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège took place in 1892. It is therefore quite logical that the race was given the nickname La Doyenne. That was thus over 130 years ago already and this year it's the 109th edition of the Belgian classic which will take place between Liège, Bastogne and ... Liège (the race had its finish in Ans from 1992 till 2018 but since 2019 it again takes place in Liège). You can read about the history of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in the article in which I wrote about it, with the race route of the 100th edition in 2014.

The race route has again been modified a little bit in 2023. In the final we find the famous climbs of la Redoute, des Forges and la Roche-aux-Faucons, but after having climbed la Redoute, the riders will find a new climb with the côte de Cornémont, which is not referenced for the climbs classification but it does make the final even a bit more difficult.

In this article you'll discover all the details about the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 race route with the map containing its race route on Open Street Maps/Google Earth, the profile of the race and the time- and route schedule.

The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 race route

After the start from the Quai des Ardennes in Liège (where the finish will also take place) at 10.30AM (the advertising caravan will leave at 9.30AM), the real start will be on the N30, at 3 km from the starting point, around 10.35AM.

The first difficulty, and the only one before the way back starts in Bastogne, will be at 70 kilometers from the start: the Côte de La Roche-en-Ardenne (2.8 km at 6.2%).
After a short visit of Bastogne and from the Rond-point La Doyenne (this roundabout is dedicated to La Doyenne the whole year long), will start the successive climb of the Côte de Saint-Roch (1 km à 11,2%) and much further the Côte de Mont-le-Soie at 93 km from the finish (1.7 km at 7.9%).

The riders will get on the famous triptych of climbs which follow one after the other in only about ten kilometers, the Côte de Wanne (3.6 km at 5.1%), Côte de Stockeu (1 km at 12.5%) where they'll see the Stèle Eddy Merckx (5 times winner of the race, of which 3 in consecutive years, in 1971/1972/1973) and Côte de la Haute-Levée (2.2 km at 7.5%).

About fifteen kilometers further they'll find the usual Col du Rosier (4.4 km at 5.9%), followed by the Côte de Desnié (1.6 km at 8.1%) and the famous Côte de la Redoute at 33.9 km from the finish (2 km at 8.9%), Côte des Forges (1.3 km at 7.8%) and Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons (1.3 km at 11%) which has its summit at 13.3 km from the finish. Finish which will be on the Quai des Ardennes in Liège, just like the start.

The finish is planned to take place somewhere between 4.35PM and 5.12PM.

The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 race route on Open Street Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule

Hereunder you'll find the race route on Open Street Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times at which the race crosses the different cities and villages on the race route) of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023. In order to make the race route easier to understand on the map, the Liège > Bastogne part is shown in dark green and the Bastogne > Liège part in black. You can click on the images to open them:
The time- and route schedule of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 The profile of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 The race route of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 on Open Street Maps

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The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 race route in Google Earth

Do you prefer to see the race route in Google Earth and for example do a virtual fly-over of the race route? Download the KML file below to do so:

>> Download the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 race route in Google Earth

The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 race route map

The list of participants for Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 and their bib numbers

At the moment of publication of this article the participants list of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 was not yet officially published. It will be after the directeurs sportifs meeting. When available, it'll be published on this website, on the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2023 page in the UCI cycling calendar.

door Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Merrci. La Cote Redoute arrivera au sommet?

    | Mariannina | Saturday 22 April 2023 om 19h29

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