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Liège-Bastogne-Liège re-routed due to snow: teams tweet photos

Organiser makes decision to alter route of 2016 Li ge-Bastogne-Li ge to avoid snow-affected areas

Liège-Bastogne-Liège Re-routed Due To Snow: Teams Tweet Photos

The route of Li ge-Bastogne-Li ge was altered at the last minute on Sunday morning as snowfall affected the road surfaces of the Belgian race. The deviation affected the race between kilometre 45 to 75, then rejoined the original route before the day s first major climb of C te de la Roche en Ardenne. Several teams posted photographs of snow-covered roads on social media as they made their way to the race s first feed zone.

Riders appeared on the start line shrouded in full winter kit, as temperatures hovered around freezing point. The conditions did not come as a complete surprise, as snowfall and icy conditions were forecast for the region earlier1 in the week.

>>> Li ge-Bastogne-Li ge could be raced in the snow as bad weather is set to hit the Ardennes2

The final Ardennes Classic and one of cycling five great Monuments was originally planned to comprise 253km of racing and 10 major climbs. At the time of writing, a eight-man escape group had a nine-minute advantage over the peloton after 80km.

Full race report, results and photos later.

Snow on the roads @LiegeBastogneL nearby Stoumont pic.twitter.com/xX2xXw9vQi34

LottoNLJumbo Cycling (@LottoJumbo_road) April 24, 20165

The roads of #LBL . Snow at the end of April. pic.twitter.com/zhPtCr5JQr67

Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) April 24, 20168

De pire en pire ! Wow !

La neige commence tenir. #LBL pic.twitter.com/uJfk2Kp3VB910

Equipe FDJ (@EquipeFDJ) April 24, 201611

#LBL It’s going to be a tough race for our riders in the snow today. pic.twitter.com/GHUycPmtTc1213

Team Giant-Alpecin (@GiantAlpecin) April 24, 201614

Nada halag e as las im genes que nos hacen llegar nuestros auxiliares camino de Roche y el avituallamiento #LBL pic.twitter.com/q8tItPz6An1516

Movistar Team (@Movistar_Team) April 24, 201617

The break atop La Roche en Ardenne #LBL pic.twitter.com/3UTN1vF3S71819

Team KATUSHA (@katushacycling) April 24, 201620

References

  1. ^ snowfall and icy conditions were forecast for the region earlier (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ >>> Li ge-Bastogne-Li ge could be raced in the snow as bad weather is set to hit the Ardennes (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ @LiegeBastogneL (twitter.com)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/xX2xXw9vQi (t.co)
  5. ^ April 24, 2016 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ #LBL (twitter.com)
  7. ^ pic.twitter.com/zhPtCr5JQr (t.co)
  8. ^ April 24, 2016 (twitter.com)
  9. ^ #LBL (twitter.com)
  10. ^ pic.twitter.com/uJfk2Kp3VB (t.co)
  11. ^ April 24, 2016 (twitter.com)
  12. ^ #LBL (twitter.com)
  13. ^ pic.twitter.com/GHUycPmtTc (t.co)
  14. ^ April 24, 2016 (twitter.com)
  15. ^ #LBL (twitter.com)
  16. ^ pic.twitter.com/q8tItPz6An (t.co)
  17. ^ April 24, 2016 (twitter.com)
  18. ^ #LBL (twitter.com)
  19. ^ pic.twitter.com/3UTN1vF3S7 (t.co)
  20. ^ April 24, 2016 (twitter.com)

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