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39th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1953 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Fantastic Breakaway!!!

Belgian strongman Alois de Hertog broke away before the trun in Bastogne and rode solo for 156 kms. Hertog crossed the finish line with a 5 minute and 51 second advantage and claimed the 1953 Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory.

L-B-L May 3, 1953
236 Km

1. Alois de HERTOG (Bel) 6h53'51"

2. Maurice Diot (Fra) +5'51"

3. Raoul Rémy (Fra)

Starters: 137
Finishers: 45
Average Speed: 34.222 km/h

L-B-L 1952

L-B-L 1954

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