Adam Hansen starts 20th Grand Tour in a row

Adam Hansen is gonna start his 20th Grand Tour in a row. The Australian of Lotto-Soudal started his sequence in the Vuelta a Espana 2011 and finished all Grand Tours (19) which he started since then.

Most Grand Tours finished in a row
19 | Adam Hansen | AUS | Vuelta 2011(129), Giro 2012(94), Tour 2012(81), Vuelta 2012(123), Giro 2013(72), Tour 2013(72), Vuelta 2013(60), Giro 2014(73), Tour 2014(64), Vuelta 2014(53), Giro 2015(77), Tour 2015(114), Vuelta 2015(55), Giro 2016(68), Tour 2016(100), Vuelta 2016(110), Giro 2017(93), Tour 2017(113), Vuelta 2017(95)
12 | Bernardo Ruiz | SPA | Giro 1954(38), Tour 1954(18), Vuelta 1955(14), Giro 1955(28), Tour 1955(22), Vuelta 1956(31), Giro 1956(38), Tour 1956(70), Vuelta 1957(3), Giro 1957(55), Tour 1957(24), Vuelta 1958(26)
10 | Marino Lejarreta | SPA | Tour 1988(16), Vuelta 1989(20), Giro 1989(10), Tour 1989(5), Vuelta 1990(55), Giro 1990(7), Tour 1990(5), Vuelta 1991(3), Giro 1991(5), Tour 1991(53)
10 | Giovanni Rossignoli | ITA | Giro 1923(18), Tour 1923(29), Giro 1924(8), Tour 1924(33), Giro 1925(19), Tour 1925(19), Giro 1926(17), Tour 1926(21), Giro 1927(44), Tour 1927(32)
7 | Eduardo Chozas | SPA | Vuelta 1990(33), Giro 1990(11), Tour 1990(6), Vuelta 1991(11), Giro 1991(10), Tour 1991(11), Vuelta 1992(43)
7 | Fiorenzo Magni | ITA | Giro 1951(1), Tour 1951(7), Giro 1952(2), Tour 1952(6), Giro 1953(9), Tour 1953(15), Giro 1954(6)
7 | Gino Bartali | ITA | Giro 1951(10), Tour 1951(4), Giro 1952(5), Tour 1952(4), Giro 1953(4), Tour 1953(11), Giro 1954(13)
6 | Alois Catteau | BEL | Tour 1903(10), Tour 1904(3), Tour 1905(11), Tour 1906(6), Tour 1907(9), Tour 1908(21)

Jungels third Luxembourg winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Bob Jungels became the third Luxembourg winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège after Andy Schleck (2009) and Marcel Ernzer (1954). He’s the second reigning Luxembourg champion after Marcel Ernzer to win La Doyenne.

Michael Woods ended seconds and became the first Canadian rider to get a podium spot in this classic.

Luxembourg winners of Liège-Bastogne-Liège
2018 | Bob Jungels
2009 | Andy Schleck
1954 | Marcel Ernzer

50th monument for Gilbert

Tomorrow Philippe Gilbert will ride his 50th monument 1. Current record holder in the list of ridden monuments is Maarten den Bakker. The Dutchmen did start in 59 monuments.

Most monuments ridden
59 | Maarten den Bakker | NED
58 | Hennie Kuiper | NED
55 | Sean Kelly | IRL
55 | Adrie van der Poel | NED
54 | Rolf Sörensen | DEN
54 | Matteo Tosatto | ITA
53 | Franco Ballerini | ITA
53 | Raymond Impanis | BEL
53 | Grégory Rast | ZWI
51 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
51 | Raymond Poulidor | FRA
51 | Filippo Pozzato | ITA

PREVIEW: Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Sunday is the fourth of the monuments, Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Hereby a little statistical preview.

Most wins
5 | Eddy Merckx | BEL | 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975
4 | Moreno Argentin | ITA | 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991
4 | Alejandro Valverde  Belmonte | SPA | 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017
3 | Léon Houa | BEL | 1892, 1893, 1894
3 | Alfons Schepers | BEL | 1929, 1931, 1935
3 | Fred de Bruyne | BEL | 1956, 1958, 1959
2 | Louis Mottiat | BEL | 1921, 1922
2 | René Vermandel | BEL | 1923, 1924
2 | Richard Depoorter | BEL | 1943, 1947
2 | Prosper Depredomme | BEL | 1946, 1950
2 | Ferdinand Kübler | SUI | 1951, 1952
2 | Joseph Bruyère | BEL | 1976, 1978
2 | Bernard Hinault | FRA | 1977, 1980
2 | Sean Kelly | IRL | 1984, 1989
2 | Michele Bartoli | ITA | 1997, 1998
2 | Paolo Bettini | ITA | 2000, 2002
2 | Alexandre Vinokourov | KAZ | 2005, 2010

Most podiums
7 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
7 | Alejandro Valverde Belmonte | SPA
5 | Davide Rebellin | ITA
4 | Moreno Argentin | ITA
4 | Walter Godefroot | BEL
4 | Raymond Impanis | BEL
4 | Frans Verbeeck | BEL

Valverde extend lead on Merckx in Ardennes Classics

Alejandro Valverde finished second today in La Flèche Wallonne. It was his 17th podium in an Ardennes Classic1. With this 17th podium, he extends his lead on Eddy Merckx as the rider with the most podium spots in Ardennes Classics.

Most podiums in Ardennes Classics
17 | Alejandro Valverde | SPA
15 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
11 | Michael Boogerd | NED
11 | Davide Rebellin | ITA
11 | Frans Verbeeck | BEL
10 | Claude Criquielion | BEL
9 | Moreno Argentin | ITA
8 | Philippe Gilbert | BEL
8 | Steven Rooks | NED