Valverde Wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Takes ProTour Lead On Pinarello
With a brilliant final sprint from a group of 11 riders, Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde rode his Pinarello Paris Carbon FP to victory in the 92nd edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege. 25 year old phenomenon Valverde captured the oldest classic on the racing calendar ahead of two-time winner Paolo Bettini, thus becoming the first-ever Spanish rider to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege. With his win last Wednesday in La Fleche Wallonne,
Valverde will win the Ardennes Trophy for the best rider in both difficult Belgian classics and take over the lead in the ProTour.