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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is an absolute classic on the international cycling calendar. It is the oldest classic ever and as a result has the brilliant nickname ‘La Doyenne’. Together with Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Lombardy, Liège-Bastogne-Liège makes up the five cycling Monuments. It is traditionally the capstone of the spring classics.

On Saturday 23rd April, one day before the pros, you can ride your own Liège-Bastogne-Liège and get a taste of this epic race. Follow in the footsteps of big names like Eddy Merckx, Philippe Gilbert, Alejandro Valverde, Moreno Argentin, Paolo Bettini, Tadej Pogačar, Anna van der Breggen, Annemiek van Vleuten,... and add this monument to your list of achievements!

Practical info Registrations

Route

The ultimate challenge is to cover the entire distance of Liège-Bastogne-Liège like the pros the following day. Famous hills such as the Côte de Saint-Roch (the wall of Houffalize), Côte de Wanne, Côte de Stockeu will pepper the longest distance of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge.

Descending the Côte de Stockeu down into Stavelot, the longest distance coincides with the middle distance and both then tackle the triptych of the infamous Rosier, la Haute Levée and la Vecquée. The middle distance then meets the shortest distance just ahead of the Côte de la Redoute, which then leads to the finale.

The last few years, the finale has consisted of the Côte de la Redoute, where the late Frank Vandenbroucke and Michele Bartoli battled it out for victory, the not to be underestimated Côte des Forges and the all-consuming Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons. Those who still feel fresh there, will imagine themselves hero of the road for a day en route to the finish in Liège!

Discover the most well-known climbs

Practical info

Starter pack for every participant

In addition to an impressive parcours through stunning scenery, we also offer you a generous participant pack:

  • Well-stocked supply stations by every checkpoint*
  • Technical assistance & breakdown service
  • Medical assistance by every supply station and by the start/finish
  • Frame plate with chip to record timing + video registration on the main hills
  • Frame sticker showing the hills and supply stations
  • Insurance (no helmet = no insurance)
  • Signallers along the parcours and by the start/finish
  • Signed parcours with perfect signage
  • Supervised bicycle storage
  • Changing rooms & showers
  • A unique finisher’s medal!
  • Storage for sports bags by the start/finish
  • A goodie bag from our partners
  • A fun après-bike in a cosy setting

*Provisions only for riders presenting their frame plate

Collection Bib Number

The frame plates and bib numbers can be collected from the start/finish location at the following times:

  • From the registration desks between 1pm and 6pm on Friday 22/4

If you collect your frame plate on Friday, you are free to start within the start times for your chosen distance on Saturday. You will not have to present yourself or register anymore and you can start straight away.

  • Saturday 23/4

If you collect your frame plate on Saturday, you will start in accordance with the SCAN & RIDE principle. When you present your e-ticket (smartphone or printout) you will receive your frame plate and you can set off on your Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge. It is important that you arrive ready to go on your bike. You can start in the following time slots:

  • 257km: between 6:30am and 7:30am
  • 147 km: between 6:30am and 9:30am
  • 70 km: between 8am and 10am

Programme and Location

Start/Finish Location

The new start/finish location will be announced here soon. In any event, it will be close to the city of Liège.

Start Times

  • 257 km: between 6:30am and 7:30am
  • 147 km: between 6:30am and 9:30am
  • 70 km: between 8am and 10am

The official closing of the finish is scheduled to be at 8pm.

Accessibility and Parking

A couple of weeks before the event, you will be able to find an overview of the access routes and car parks here.

Technical Assistance

Technical teams will offer technical support at various locations along the route. There will also be mobile mechanics stand-by along the route to help where possible. If you were to need any help at any time, ring the emergency number on the back of your frame plate.

Changing Rooms & Showers

Changing rooms and showers are available on the condition that they are permitted at the time in accordance with current corona measures.

Collection Finisher T-Shirts

If you have ordered a Finisher T-shirt, there will be a little picture of a T-shirt on your e-ticket. You can collect your Finisher T-shirt with your e-ticket from the T-shirt stand. Please note: the desired size that you can select when registering is purely informative and does not offer a guarantee that this size will still be available when collecting the T-shirt. The earlier you collect your T-shirt, the higher the probability that your desired size is still available.

Timing with Chip

Your time on the climbs is measured using an electronic chip, which is attached to your frame plate. That chip ensures that your time on the climbs gets recorded correctly. Make sure that you do not bend the frame plate, otherwise your number will not be clearly legible for the ‘my page’ either.

Storage Sports Bags

You can put your sports bag in storage at the start and leave it there for the entire day (until 8pm). Please note: Sport bags will not be transferred to the supply station in Bastogne.

Registration

Online Pre-Registration
(up to and including 11:59pm on Friday 22 April)

Distances Early Bird (until 10/04) Last Minute (11/04 – 22/04)
70 km 30 € 35 €
147 km 50 € 55 €
257 km 60 € 65 €
Sign up!

Group Registrations
(up to and including 11:59pm on Sunday 10 April)

Would you like to take the challenge together with colleagues and friends? Then you can register as a group until Sunday 10 April.

  • For a group registration, you must have at least 10 people (across various distances); if you are with fewer persons, your group will be cancelled and you will lose the reservation.
  • Group registrations may only be done using the official online registration module. Excel lists etc. are no longer accepted.
  • On the registration form, you must first create a group. You will then receive an e-mail with your group name and group code. (You can manage the group at all times with the help of this code and your chosen password (do not forget this!)). Subsequently, you can add or remove participants. Only the group leader may validate participants. You can add as many participants to your group as you wish.
  • Registrations can be collected as a single package (all together) or individually. Please clearly indicate this on the registration form. If you choose to collect all race numbers together, this can only be done by the group leader. For individual collections, all participants will receive a separate confirmation e-mail with all information required to successfully collect their race number.
  • Once the group is complete, the group leader must pay for the entire group. Registrations are confirmed only when the group has been submitted and paid for. At this time, NO CHANGES may be made to your group. Subsequently, changes to your group can only be made on-the-spot at the registration stand. For this, an administration fee of 5 eur will be charged per change made.
  • CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REGISTRATION MODULE

Onsite registration (23/04/2022)

If you are a true last minute decider, do not worry! It will be easy to sign up on site too: bring your electronic ID card for an extra smooth registration process!

Distances Rate
70 km 35 €
147 km 55 €
257 km 65 €

T-shirt

When you register, you can order a unique Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge finisher T-shirt. The T-shirt (100% polyester) only costs €20.

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General conditions

By registering, you automatically agree with the general terms and conditions.

Exercise is fun, healthy and safe for most people. However, some people have an increased risk of problems during physical activity, which may require extra medical follow-up. If you meet one or several of the conditions below, it is recommended you contact your doctor or undergo a sports-medical examination before taking up more intensive forms of exercise:

  • You are taking medication to treat high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease.
  • At some point you suffered from coughing, shortness of breath or other breathing disorders during or after efforts or you have asthma.
  • You smoked in the past 5-10 years or you have not stopped smoking for longer than 6 months after a period of 5-10 years.
  • You have high blood pressure and/or increased cholesterol value
  • You fainted or became dizzy during or after an effort
  • You have ever had palpitations, arrhythmias or pain in the chest during or after doing exercise or you have ever been told that you have a heart murmur
  • A member of your family, younger than 55, suddenly died because of health problems (cardiovascular disease, cot death)
  • You have problems of the liver, kidneys or thyroid gland, diabetes

*Please note: At registration, a €5 deposit will be added, this is for the use of your frame plate that holds a chip. This deposit will be returned to you at arrival or you can exchange it for an original T-shirt.

Merchandising

Don’t miss out our official Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge merchandising!

All orders will be available for pick-up on Friday and Saturday, so you can collect them either before or after your ride. It will also be possible to buy merchandising onsite.

View the size table here

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Sportograf

Sportograf.com is the official photo service of Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge! Thanks to their years of experience as a photographer, but also as an athlete, they always take the perfect action photos to capture your top performance.

Have a look at your photos of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge after the event here.

You can look up your personal photos after the event here.

Preparation

The organisation recommends everyone not to perform heavy exercise without sufficient physical preparation. Make smart choices in terms of the distance you wish to complete and the pace you want to run at. Those who want to exercise at a high intensity, with performance in mind, are urged to get a yearly medical check-up by a qualified (sports) physician.

It is not compulsory to present a medical certificate. It is up to the athletes themselves to decide how they will deal with the information they get during a medical examination. The organiser cannot be held responsible for this matter.

Find more information about health and exercise .

Exercise is fun, healthy and safe for most people. However, some people have an increased risk of problems during physical activity, which may require extra medical follow-up. If you meet one or several of the conditions below, it is recommended you contact your doctor or undergo a sports-medical examination before taking up more intensive forms of exercise:

  • You are taking medication to treat high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease.
  • At some point you suffered from coughing, shortness of breath or other breathing disorders during or after efforts or you have asthma.
  • You smoked in the past 5-10 years or you have not stopped smoking for longer than 6 months after a period of 5-10 years.
  • You have high blood pressure and/or increased cholesterol value
  • You fainted or became dizzy during or after an effort
  • You have ever had palpitations, arrhythmias or pain in the chest during or after doing exercise or you have ever been told that you have a heart murmur
  • A member of your family, younger than 55, suddenly died because of health problems (cardiovascular disease, cot death)
  • You have problems of the liver, kidneys or thyroid gland, diabetes

Respect the traffic regulations and cycle safely

The roads on which the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge takes place are open to regular traffic. We therefore ask that all participants respect the traffic regulations. In the event of a breach of regulation, the participant will be solely responsible for any accidents that he/she causes or of which he/she is a victim, either directly or indirectly.

The organisation will provide safety services throughout the route, composed of marshals who will provide assistance at crossing junctions deemed to be major intersections.

The organisation, together with local police forces, will enforce that traffic regulations are respected by all participants. Offenders will be punished.

We are counting on the sportsmanship and respect of all participants to make April 23rd another day to celebrate!

FAQ

Can I pass on or sell on my registration to somebody else?

This is possible on your own initiative. Contact info@golazo.com before 1 April 2022 at the latest.

Can I change my distance?

If you would like to switch to a shorter distance, you can do so before 1 April 2022 at the latest by contacting info@golazo.com. If you would like to switch to a longer distance, we will be happy to help you at the info desk on site. You will be able to pay the difference on site.

I did not purchase any merchandise and/or T-shirt when I registered and would now like to purchase something. Is that possible?

You can purchase T-shirts or other merchandise from the merchandise shop at the event site as long as stocks last.

What happens if the event cannot go ahead due to Covid-19?

In that case, the registration will be transferred to the next edition.

I was registered for edition 2020 but have not yet reconfirmed my registration for 2022.

You have received an email from us with a link to reconfirm your registration, this can be done until 31 December 2021 at the latest. Did you not receive this mail? Please contact info@golazo.com.
After 31 December 2021 your registration will expire.

Contact

We are very much interested in how you have experienced our event. Please send us your remarks, reactions or ideas. We would love to hear from you.

ORGANISATION

ASO & Golazo sports, together with the Province Liège, the FCWB and the RC Pésant Club Liégois
Schoebroekstraat 8
3583 Paal
T: 0032 11 45 99 00
E: info@golazo.com