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58th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1972 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

A Brilliant Victory by Merckx in 1972

Eddy “the Cannibal” Merckx broke away solo on the famous Cote de Stockeu 46 kms from the new finish in Vervier (finish moved 15 kms from Liege because of a fans protesting). The long breakaway by Merckx, while wearing his World Champion Jersey, gained the 1972 Liège–Bastogne–Liège victory.

L-B-L (Vervier) April 20, 1972
239 Km

1 . Eddy MERCKX (Bel) 6h33'05"

2. Wim Schepers (Ned) +2'40"

3. Herman Van Springel (Bel) +4'35"

Starters: 129
Finishers: 42
Average Speed: 36.492 km/h

L-B-L 1971

L-B-L 1973

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