The fourth Monument of the season, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, is the oldest and most prestigious of the Ardennes Classics and rounds off the spring Classics season on Sunday.
Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the final one-day race on the UCI WorldTour calendar until August’s Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian and has been billed by four-time winner Moreno Argentin as a ‘trial by elimination’ thanks to the short climbs which punctuate the route.
Most of the ascents feature in the latter half of the 253km race, and what they lack in length they make up for in steepness and regularity.
Indeed, the longest ascent, the Col du Rosier, is just 4.4km long and La Redoute, which will see around 10,000 spectators crammed on the roadside, is just 2km in length.
All in all there are ten categorised climbs on the route (and many more uncategorised rises) and we’ve selected the five ascents where the race will won and lost.