Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp), the nephew of former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche won the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2013 edition, outsprinting Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodríguez. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) won the sprint in the small chasing group and took third place.

Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2013
Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2013, the 99th edition of the Ardennes classic race

After the breakaway neutralized, the first serious attempt came from Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) on the Côte de Colonster. He quickly got caught but the selection was made. Only the Giro d’Italia 2012 winner Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp), Carlos Betancur (AG2R La Mondiale), Rigoberto Uran (Sky), Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha), and Rui Costa (Movistar) managed to stay with him. Pre-race favorite, UCI world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and last years’ second-finisher Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) were unable to follow.

Then Hesjedal attacked and managed to open a gap of 20 seconds. But he eventually caught by Betancur, Valverde, Martin, Rodriguez, and Scarponi on the Côte de Saint-Nicolas. He was able to stay in this group and worked hard for Martin, and with his effort, the chasing peloton couldn’t catch this group.

Under the 1 km to go banner, Rodríguez attacked. Only Martin was able to follow him. The 27-year-old Irishman caught Rodríguez in the last 500 meters and won the sprint duel.

Video: Liège Bastogne Liège 2013 final kilometers

Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2013 Results

  1. Daniel Martin Ireland Garmin-Sharp 6:38:07
  2. Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver Spain Katusha 0:00:03
  3. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte Spain Movistar Team 0:00:09
  4. Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez Colombia AG2R La Mondiale
  5. Michele Scarponi Italy Lampre-Merida
  6. Enrico Gasparotto Italy Astana Pro Team 0:00:18
  7. Philippe Gilbert Belgium BMC Racing Team
  8. Ryder Hesjedal Canada Garmin-Sharp
  9. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Portugal Movistar Team
  10. Simon Gerrans Australia Orica-GreenEdge
  11. Benoît Vaugrenard France FDJ
  12. Igor Anton Hernandez Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
  13. Romain Bardet France AG2R La Mondiale
  14. Rinaldo Nocentini Italy AG2R La Mondiale
  15. Lars Petter Nordhaug Norway Blanco Pro Cycling Team
  16. Sergio Luis Henao Montoya Colombia Sky Procycling
  17. Nicki Sörensen Denmark Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:21
  18. Jelle Vanendert Belgium Lotto Belisol 0:00:26
  19. Simon Geschke Germany Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:56
  20. Diego Ulissi Italy Lampre-Merida
  21. Maxim Iglinskiy Kazakhstan Astana Pro Team
  22. Stefan Denifl Austria IAM Cycling 0:01:00
  23. Vincenzo Nibali Italy Astana Pro Team
  24. Pierre Rolland France Team Europcar
  25. Alessandro De Marchi Italy Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:03
  26. Yury Trofimov Russia Katusha
  27. Jérôme Pineau France Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:06
  28. Björn Leukemans Belgium Vacansoleil-DCM
  29. Tony Gallopin France RadioShack Leopard
  30. Damiano Cunego Italy Lampre-Merida
  31. John Gadret France AG2R La Mondiale
  32. Jakob Fuglsang Denmark Astana Pro Team
  33. Pieter Weening Netherlands Orica-GreenEdge
  34. Tom Jelte Slagter Netherlands Blanco Pro Cycling Team
  35. Pierrick Fedrigo France FDJ
  36. Christopher Froome Great Britain Sky Procycling 0:01:14
  37. Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
  38. Daniele Ratto Italy Cannondale Pro Cycling
  39. Chris Anker Sörensen Denmark Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  40. Arthur Vichot France FDJ 0:01:18
  41. Andy Schleck Luxembourg RadioShack Leopard 0:01:20
  42. Peter Stetina USA Garmin-Sharp
  43. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre Spain RadioShack Leopard 0:01:24
  44. Sergey Lagutin Uzbekistan Vacansoleil-DCM
  45. Arnold Jeannesson France FDJ 0:01:25
  46. Yukiya Arashiro Japan Team Europcar 0:01:30
  47. Fabian Wegmann Germany Garmin-Sharp 0:01:34
  48. Rafael Valls Ferri Spain Vacansoleil-DCM
  49. Laurens Ten Dam Netherlands Blanco Pro Cycling Team
  50. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas Colombia Movistar Team
  51. Michael Albasini Switzerland Orica-GreenEdge 0:01:40
  52. Daniel Moreno Fernandez Spain Katusha 0:01:49
  53. Rigoberto Uran Uran Colombia Sky Procycling
  54. Giovanni Visconti Italy Movistar Team 0:02:12
  55. Paul Martens Germany Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:02:15
  56. Pieter Serry Belgium Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  57. Alberto Contador Velasco Spain Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  58. Simon Clarke Australia Orica-GreenEdge
  59. Damiano Caruso Italy Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:02:21
  60. Mikael Cherel France AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:28
  61. Nicolas Roche Ireland Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:40
  62. Andriy Grivko Ukraine Astana Pro Team
  63. Greg Van Avermaet Belgium BMC Racing Team
  64. Marcel Wyss Switzerland IAM Cycling
  65. Maxime Vantomme Belgium Crelan-Euphony 0:04:51
  66. David Lopez Garcia Spain Sky Procycling 0:04:53
  67. Alberto Losada Alguacil Spain Katusha
  68. Manuele Mori Italy Lampre-Merida 0:05:16
  69. Matthew Busche USA RadioShack Leopard
  70. Marcus Burghardt Germany BMC Racing Team
  71. Christophe Le Mevel France Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  72. Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
  73. Egoi Martinez De Esteban Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
  74. Cyril Gautier France Team Europcar
  75. Alexandr Kolobnev Russia Katusha
  76. Amaël Moinard France BMC Racing Team
  77. Bauke Mollema Netherlands Blanco Pro Cycling Team
  78. Bram Tankink Netherlands Blanco Pro Cycling Team
  79. Angel Vicioso Arcos Spain Katusha 0:05:26
  80. Giampaolo Caruso Italy Katusha
  81. Maxime Monfort Belgium RadioShack-Leopard 0:05:33
  82. Ben Hermans Belgium RadioShack Leopard
  83. Michel Kreder Netherlands Garmin-Sharp 0:07:51
  84. Francesco Gavazzi Italy Astana Pro Team 0:07:57
  85. Blel Kadri France AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:09
  86. Dominik Nerz Germany BMC Racing Team 0:08:20
  87. Jon Izaguirre Insausti Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
  88. Nathan Haas Australia Garmin-Sharp
  89. Wesley Sulzberger Australia Orica-GreenEdge
  90. Gorka Izaguirre Insausti Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi
  91. Carlos Verona Quintanilla Spain Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  92. Michal Kwiatkowski Poland Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  93. Sébastien Delfosse Belgium Crelan-Euphony
  94. Matthias Brandle Austria IAM Cycling 0:08:29
  95. Dennis Vanendert Belgium Lotto Belisol
  96. Kévin Reza France Team Europcar
  97. Francis De Greef Belgium Lotto Belisol
  98. Kanstantsin Siutsou Belarus Sky Procycling
  99. Julien Vermote Belgium Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  100. Reto Hollenstein Switzerland IAM Cycling
  101. Eduard Vorganov Russia Katusha
  102. Mads Christensen Denmark Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  103. Daniel Navarro Garcia Spain Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  104. Rémi Cusin France IAM Cycling
  105. Christian Meier Canada Orica-GreenEdge
  106. Sandy Casar France FDJ
  107. Thomas Dekker Netherlands Garmin-Sharp
  108. Anthony Charteau France Team Europcar
  109. Karsten Kroon Netherlands Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  110. Brent Bookwalter USA BMC Racing Team
  111. Oliver Zaugg Switzerland Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  112. Travis Meyer Australia Orica-GreenEdge
  113. Geoffrey Soupe France FDJ
  114. Marco Marcato Italy Vacansoleil-DCM
  115. Romain Sicard France Euskaltel-Euskadi
  116. Brian Vandborg Denmark Cannondale Pro Cycling
  117. Luis Angel Mate Mardones Spain Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  118. Jerome Coppel France Cofidis, Solutions Credits
  119. Nicolas Vogondy France Accent Jobs-Wanty
  120. Matteo Montaguti Italy AG2R La Mondiale
  121. Tom Dumoulin Netherlands Team Argos-Shimano
  122. Mathias Frank Switzerland BMC Racing Team
  123. Rein Taaramae Estonia Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:09:20
  124. Moreno Moser Italy Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:09:35
  125. Roman Kreuziger Czech Republic Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:09:54

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