Liège-Bastogne-Liège marks the final race of the spring classics and it is the final WorldTour one-day race before the Grand Tours get started. The parcours is 253km long and is considered as one of the most arduous with the riders tackling 10 steep climbs including the legendary Redoute with an average gradient of 8.4%. Team Giant-Alpecin heads to Liège after having raced the Flèche Wallonne this week and will be looking for a strong team performance in the 102nd edition.
Coach Aike Visbeek (NED) said: “With Warren and Simon in our team we have got two leaders who can achieve a top 10 result. They will have strong support from the rest of the team in getting them in position for the key climbs and keeping them out of trouble.
“The penultimate climb, new on the route, will make things interesting and should make sure the peloton is getting decimated towards the uphill finish. It’s going to be a tough one, but I think the parcours will make it an open race. Our line-up holds both a mix of youth and experience. Johannes is our road captain and with Sindre and Sam we have two monument debutants, both looking to gain experience to encourage their overall development.”