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Gerrans wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic
Australia's Simon Gerrans wins 100th edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic
Associated Press
2014-04-27 11:42 PM

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) -- Simon Gerrans of Australia relied on his power sprint finish to beat Alejandro Valverde and Michal Kwiatkowski and clinch the 100th edition of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic.

Last year's winner Dan Martin crashed on the final corner onto the finishing straight, opening the door to Gerrans to win the second major one-day race of his career after the 2012 Milan-San Remo race.

Valverde could never move out of Gerrans' slipstream on the uphill finish and failed to get the Ardennes double after winning the Walloon Arrow on Wednesday.

In a disappointing race, the favorites played the waiting game until late, and Philippe Gilbert paid the price, finishing only seventh.

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