Liege-Bastogne-Liege – La Doyenne – returns to our screens this Sunday for its 101st edition. The race will again enjoy a stellar start list, with Fleche Wallonne winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), reigning World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quickstep) and 2013 winner Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) just some of the big names slated to ride. No man will likely be keener to conquer La Doyenne than Irishman Martin, who fell on the final corner of last year’s race when perfectly poised to surge for victory.
The route starts with a fairly gentle meander from the Belgian industrial town of Liege to Bastogne, before returning to Liege via a considerably hillier route. This year’s edition has also been spiced up a little, with the inclusion of two new climbs and a reduced respite between La Redoute and the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons. As ever, the race will finish with the 1 kilometer slog up the Côte de Saint Nicolas‘ 11.1% gradient.
NBC will be showing highlights of the race on TV at midnight Eastern on Wednesday 29th April, while viewers in the UK can catch live TV coverage via British Eurosport from 1:15pm BST, with highlights on British Eurosport 2 at 10pm BST. For a list of coverage in other countries, check out steephill.tv’s handy list.
Viewers in the US can catch the race live online, however, and here’s how:
Watch Liege-Bastogne-Liege Online
US viewers with access to a cable or satellite subscription — either yours or someone else’s — can watch the race online for free via NBC Sports Live Extra. You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream. The site’s frequently asked questions page has a rundown of technical requirements and other information.
In the UK, viewers with a Eurosport Player subscription will be able to watch here.
In Canada, you can access live coverage of the race through cycling.tv. You’ll need a subscription to watch the live stream, starting at $29.99 a quarter. Cycling.tv subscribers in other countries can access on-demand highlights after the race.
Also check out procyclinglive.com, where free live streams of the race are scheduled to be posted.
Watch Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Mobile
Mobile users in the US can watch the race via the NBC Sports Live Extra App, which you can download in the App Store or the Google Play store. As is the case with the desktop livestream, you’ll need a cable provider log-in to watch.
In the UK, you can watch the race via the Eurosport Player App, which you can download in the App Store or the Google Play store. Again, you’ll need a subscription to watch.
For mobile users in Canada, cycling.tv does not yet have an app, but you can watch coverage through the website on any Android phone.