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7th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1912 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

L-B-L Goes Pro, Belgians 1-2-3

The organizers of Liege-Bastogne-Liege continued to juggle the format of the race. Still struggling with their race's identity they invited team professionals and pro-independent riders In 1912.

Belgian Champion Omer Verschoore fought off the effects of a cold Ardennes rain to out sprint Walloon favorite Jaques Coomans to become the first professional champion of Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

L-B-L September 15, 1912
253 Km

1. Omer VERSCHOORE (Bel) 8h35'00”

2. Jacques Coomans (Bel)
3. Andre Blaise (Bel) +2'30"
Starters: 49
Finishers: 24
Average Speed: 29.940 km/h

L-B-L 1911

L-B-L 1913

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