Friday 22 April 2011 at 00h48

Last year's Liège-Bastogne-Liège was won by Alexandre Vinokourov and it'll again be on this Sunday, with a slightly modified parcours!

Will Philippe Gilbert get to a fourth victory in the Ardennes classics after having already won the Flèche Brabançonne, the Amstel Gold Race and the Flèche Wallonne 2011? Or would Joaquim Rodriguez have some more chance this time or would one of the Schleck brothers give a much expected new win for the Leopard-Trek team?

We'll only know this Sunday at the end of the afternoon, but you can already discover the detailed race route of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011, nicknamed La Doyenne (since it's the oldest classic), on Google Maps in this article, with the profile of the race and it's time- and route schedule (itinerary)!

The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 race route

The Liège-Bastogne-Liège race route will be slightly modified for this 97th edition, both in the approach of Bastogne, as for the race route between Houffalize and Vielsalm or with the comeback of the Côte de Haute-Levée, which was not accessible last year.

Affiche Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011The city of Houffalize is the biggest winner of the change in race route since the riders will cross through the city twice this year, on their way to Bastogne and on their way back. This year they will climb the Côte de Saint-Roch before getting to Bastogne but it won't be climbed on the way back.

We'll keep the two climbs which had been added in the final part of the race last year, the Col du Maquisard (at 60 km from the finish) and the Mont-Theux (at 49.5 km from the finish).

After the start from the Place Saint-Lambert in Liège at 10AM (the advertising caravan will leave at 8.45AM), the real start will be on the N30 around 10.15AM, at 6.9 km from the place where the riders will leave Liège. The route from the départ fictif and the départ réel will go through the Rue de la Régence, Rue de l'Université, Place du 20 Août, Quai Paul van Hoegaerden, Boulevard Frère Orban, Quai de Rome, Pont de Fragnée, Pont de Frétinne, Quai des Ardennes, Pont de Chênée, Rue des Grands-Prés and the Rue d'Embourg before getting on the N30.

The first difficulty will be at 71.5 kilometers from the start: the Côte de Saint-Roch (1 km @ 11%).
After having turned on the Rond-point La Doyenne in Bastogne they'll get to the feeding zone before they start the successive climbs of the Côte de Wanne at 98 km from the finish (2.7 km @ 7.3%), the Côte de Stockeu 7 km further (1 km @ 12.2%), the Côte de la Haute-Levée (3.6 km @ 5.6%), the Col du Rosier at 72.5 km from the finish (4.4 km @ 5.9%), the Col du Maquisard (2.5 km @ 5%), Mont-Theux (2.6 km @ 5,9%), the Côte de la Redoute at 35 km fromt the finish (2 km @ 8.8%), the Côte de la Roche aux Faucons at 19.5 km from the finish (1.5 km @ 9.5%) and finally the Côte de Saint-Nicolas (1.2 km @ 8.3%). 5.5 kilometers further, the finish will as usual be in the Rue Jean-Jaurès in Ans.
The second feeding zone will be in Stavelot at 84.5 kilometers from the finish.

The finish is planned somewhere in between 4.19PM and 4.58PM.

The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule

Below you'll find the race route on Google Maps, the profile and the time- and route schedule (with the times the riders pass through the different cities and villages on the parcours) of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011. Click on each of the images to open them:
The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 time- and route schedule The profile of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 race route on Google Maps

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The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 race route in Google Earth

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

> Download the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 race route in Google Earth

Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 on TV

This Easter Sunday, you'll probably be able to watch La Doyenne on TV. If that's indeed the case, check out:
- Eurosport from 1.15PM till 5.00PM or France 3 from 3.20PM till 5.00PM in France
- RTBF and Sporza on Canvas from 2.05PM till 5.00PM in Belgium
- live on TV2 in Denmark and Norway, on Teledeporte in Spain, on the RAI in Italy, on RTL in Luxembourg, on Nederland 1 in The Netherlands, on RSI, SF and TSR in Switzerland, on J Sports in Japan, on SuperSport in several African countries and on Eurosport Asia in several Asian countries
- in several European countries live on Eurosport

For thos of you who are happy to be in Liège tomorrow already, you could go to the team presentation tomorrow, on Saturday 23 April 2011 at 2.30PM in front of the Palais des Princes-Evêques

door Thomas Vergouwen
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this publication is published in: Classics | OpenStreetMap/Google Maps/Google Earth


There are 3 comments!
  1. Merci, encore un superbe boulot !

    | marc | Friday 22 April 2011 om 10h31

  2. bravo et merci pour tous vos article

    | dermience | Saturday 23 April 2011 om 14h48

  3. Super ! Très bien détaillé et complet. Merci

    | sébastien de Nivelles | Sunday 24 April 2011 om 11h04

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