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2012 Liège-Bastogne-Liège (World Tour), Belgium

98th edition: Sunday, April 22

Liège-Bastogne-Ans, 257.5 km. Belgium

Podium history of Liège-Bastogne-Liège | 2011 edition | 2013 edition |
Results | Race Day photos | Pre-Race photos | List of climbs | 2012 route map and profile |


The race: On the steep Côte de La Roche aux Faucons, Vincenzo Nibali attacked and got a small gap at the hill's crest. The riders in his small front group looked at each other for just a moment, to see who would chase. In a flash, Nibali, maybe the best descender in the pro peloton, was gone. Close to the finish, as Nibali began to tire, Maxim Iglinsky left the chasers behind, caught Nibali. He hesitated a moment, and then with a turn of the big gear, left Nibali for dead and headed for the biggest win of his career.

2012 finish

Complete Results: 200 starters, 113 classified finishers

  1. Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) 6hr 43min 52sec. 38.38 km/hr
  2. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 21sec
  3. Enrico Gasparotto (Astana)@ 36sec
  4. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  5. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  6. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  7. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  8. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) s.t.
  9. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  10. Jelle Vanendert (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  11. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r) s.t.
  12. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  13. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) s.t.
  14. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) s.t.
  15. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 1min 0sec
  16. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) @ 1min 27sec
  17. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar) @ 2min 11sec
  18. Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  19. Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) s.t.
  20. Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Sky) s.t.
  21. Arthur Vichot (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  22. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  23. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  24. Oscar Freire (Katusha) s.t.
  25. Karsten Kroon (Saxo) s.t.
  26. Mauro Santambrogio (BMC) s.t.
  27. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  28. Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quck Step) s.t.
  29. Sergio Luis Henao (Sky) s.t.
  30. Pieter Serry (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  31. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo) s.t.
  32. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  33. Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  34. Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  35. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
  36. Thomas Lövkvist (Sky) s.t.
  37. Jurgen van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 2min 19sec
  38. Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre) @ 5min 5sec
  39. Jean Marc Marino (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  40. Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar) @ 5min 27sec
  41. Rémy Cusin (Team Type 1) s.t.
  42. Mikael Cherel (Ag2r) @ 5min 39sec
  43. Sander Armee (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  44. Dominik Nerz (Liquigas) s.t.
  45. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  46. Nicki Sorensen (Saxo) s.t.
  47. Alex Howes (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  48. Christophe Le Mevel (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  49. Bert De Waele (Landbouwkrediet) s.t.
  50. Andy Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  51. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) s.t.
  52. Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  53. Alexandre Geniez (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  54. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  55. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) s.t.
  56. Maciej Paterski (Liqugias) s.t.
  57. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) s.t.
  58. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  59. Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  60. Moreno Moser (Liquigas) s.t.
  61. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) s.t.
  62. Mads Christensen (Saxo) s.t.
  63. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) s.t.
  64. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) s.t.
  65. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 5min 45sec
  66. Dirk Bellemakers (Landbouqkrediet) @ 7min 29sec
  67. Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  68. Davy Commeyne (Landbouwkrediet) @ 8min 22sec
  69. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) s.t.
  70. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  71. Vincent Jerome (Europcar) s.t.
  72. David Le Lay (Saur-Sojasun) @ 8min 30sec
  73. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) @ 8min 54sec
  74. Manuele Mori (Lampre) s.t.
  75. Michael Albasini (GreenEdge) s.t.
  76. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  77. Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  78. Diego Ulissi (Lampre) s.t.
  79. Angel Vicioso (Katusha) @ 11min 4sec
  80. Dario CAtaldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  81. Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil) @ 12min 18sec
  82. Paul Martens (Rabobank) s.t.
  83. Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  84. Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen) s.t.
  85. Kevin Ista (Accent Jobs-Wilems Veranda's) s.t.
  86. Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  87. Jérémy Roy (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  88. Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1) s.t.
  89. Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  90. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) s.t.
  91. Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  92. Bruno Pires (Saxo) s.t.
  93. Johannes Fröhlinger (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  94. Rubens Bertogliati (Team Type 1) s.t.
  95. Vegard Stake Laengen (Team Type 1) s.t.
  96. Romain Sicard (Euskaltel) s.t.
  97. Andriy Grivko (Astana) s.t.
  98. Xavier Florencio (Katusha) s.t.
  99. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  100. Xabier Zandio (Sky) s.t.
  101. Imanol Erviti (Movistar) s.t.
  102. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) s.t.
  103. Evgeni Petrov (Astana) s.t.
  104. Christian Meier (GreenEdge) s.t.
  105. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  106. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  107. Simone Stortoni (Lampre) s.t.
  108. Salvatore Puccio (Sky) s.t.
  109. Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  110. Daryl Impey (GreenEdge) @ 12min 50sec
  111. Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil) @ 12min 54sec
  112. Simon Clarke (GreenEdge) @ 14min 31sec
  113. Dennis Vanendert (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.

Race day photos:

Peloton panorama

Peloton panorama

Peloton

Everyone fit, barely

Early break

An early break with Kevin Ista, Gregory Harbeaux, Simon Geschke and Renier Honig

Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert still didn't have his good stuff

Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck

Frank Schleck

Frank Schleck

Damiano cunego

Damiano Cunego

Fumiyuki Beppu

Fumiyuki Beppu

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali trying to make good his escape

odriguez and Iglinskiy

Joaquin Rodriguez and Maxim Iglinskiy took of in search of Vincenzo Nibali. Iglinskiy soon dropped the Spaniard

Daniel Martin and Pierre Rolland

Daniel Martin and Pierre Rolland also tried to get away.

Vincenzo Nibali

It looked like Nibali had it. Here, he rolls in for second place.

Field Sprint

Gasparotto wins the field sprint for third.

Maxim Iglinskiy

Maxim Iglinskiy celebrates

2012 podium

2012's Podium: Enrico Gasparotto, Maxim Iglinskiy, Vincenzo Nibali


Pre-Race Photos

GreenEdge

GreenEdge with Simon Gerrans and Fumiyuki Beppu climb La Route

BMC

Here comes BMC with Philippe Gilbert

BMC

Another shot of BMC

Lotto-Belisol

Lotto-Belisol

Lampre

Lampre

Thomas Voeckler

Chris Sorensen

Chris Sorensen

Karsten Kroon and Nicki Sorensen

We've got Karsten Kroon and Nicki Sorensen here, but I don't know the third rider

Oscar Freire

Should be Oscar Freire on the right

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez

2012-p-wegmann

Fabian Wegmann

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde

Giovanni Visconti

Italian champion Giovanni Visconti

Schlecks

Fank and Andy Schleck

Chris Horner

Chris Horner

Jerome Pineau

Jerome Pineau

Astana

Astana


Climbs:


2012 route and profile:

2012 map

2012 route

Race profile

2012 race profile