Iglinskiy wins Liege Classic

2012-04-22 18:07

Liege - Astana's Maxim Iglinskiy won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege here on Sunday, the Kazakh rider crossing the line at the end of cycling's oldest one-day classic 20 seconds clear of Italy's Vincenzo Nibali.

In third at the end of the 257.5km run came another Italian, Iglinskiy's team-mate Enrico Gasparotto, who got the better of a mini group of rivals in a sprint 36 seconds adrift.

French rider Thomas Voeckler took fourth in front of Ireland's Daniel Martin.

This was the 31-year-old Iglinskiy's first major classic crown and the second in a week for his team after Gasparotto's win in last Sunday's Amstel Gold race.

Result of the 257.5km Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic on Sunday:

1. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ) Astana) 6hr 43min 52sec, 2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/LIQ) at 21s, 3. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA/AST) 36, 4. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) s.t., 5. Daniel Martin (IRL/GRM) s.t., 6. Bauke Mollema (NED/RAB) s.t., 7. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/EUS) s.t., 8. Michele Scarponi (ITA/LAM) s.t., 9. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/GRM) s.t., 10. Jelle Vanendert (BEL/LTB) s.t., 11. Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA/ALM) s.t., 12. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) s.t., 13. Daniel Moreno (ESP/KAT) s.t., 14. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/AST) s.t., 15. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 1:00


16. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/BMC) 1:27, 19. Simon Gerrans (AUS/GEC) 2:11, 23. Frank Schleck (LUX/RNT) s.t., 35. Damiano Cunego (ITA/LAM) s.t., 50. Andy Schleck (LUX/RNT) 5:39, 64. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/EUS) s.t., 112. Simon Clarke (AUS/GEC) 12:54