Alejandro Valverde entered the realms of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege greats by becoming only the sixth man to win the oldest of the Classics three times or more.
Valverde’s third triumph arrived courtesy of a strong sprint to beat Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) – the same man he beat to win La Fleche Wallonne earlier in the week.
That finale had arrived at the end of a day packed with action, though, with attacks aplenty as you would expect on the Ardennes hills.
And UCI WorldTour photographer Stefano Sirotti was on hand to capture the best of the action – check out the story of the race in the wide-screen gallery below.
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Crowds line the narrow climb of the Cote de Saint-Roche - the first of the day's main ascents (pic: Sirotti)
The first selection happened on the steep slope of the Cote de Stockeu (pic: Sirotti)
World champion Michal Kwiatkowski looked safe in the front group but was later dropped on the Cote de Saint Nicolas (pic: Sirotti)
La Redoute is a traditional springboard for attacks, and Esteban Chaves and Michele Scarponi went clear (pic: Sirotti)
On the march
Tanel Kangert had instigated those attacks, bursting clear from the bunch to much support from the fans (pic: Sirotti)
La Redoute is one of the most popular spots for fans at the race, and Kangert put on a show for the masses (pic: Sirotti)
Attacks kept on coming throughout the day, Giampaolo Caruso and Roman Kreuziger shown earning a gap here (pic: Sirotti)
Daniel Moreno also showed plenty of attacking intent - his acceleration in the final kilometre came too soon though (pic: Sirotti)
Philippe Gilbert looked to be suffering the effects of his La Fleche Wallonne crash, for which he was bandaged up (pic: Sirotti)
Alejandro Valverde earned his third Liege-Bastogne-Liege title to move back to the top of the world rankings (pic: Sirotti)
Julian Alaphilippe can't hide his dejection after being pipped to victory by Valverde for the second time in five days (pic: Sirotti)
Valverde, Alaphilippe and Rodriguez made up the final podium (pic: Sirotti)