The world’s second oldest one-day race

Tonight sees the 4th of the year’s five Monuments play out, La Doyenne, otherwise known as Liege-Bastogne-Liege. First staged way back in 1892 it’s the world’s oldest (still running) one-day bike race. But did you realise the world’s second oldest race isn’t found amongst the medieval cobbles or bergs of Europe? Oh no. It’s actually held each … More The world’s second oldest one-day race

Borat’s favourite race

Surprise. Surprise. The second of the Belgian Monuments, Liege-Bastogne-Liege (also known as La Doyenne, which means “the oldest”) began in 1892 to publicise a…….newspaper: L’Expresse. Widely considered one of the toughest Classics, the race itself follows a relatively straight 95km from Liège to Bastogne, then a far more winding 163km return route to Liège. The … More Borat’s favourite race