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65th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1979 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Dietrich Thurau

1978 Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana Champion Bernard Hinault returned to Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 1979 as preparation for a TdF defense.

A brilliant race by German Dietrich Thurau gained a 55 second solo victory over Hinault in second place.

Solo victory for Dietrich Thurau

L-B-L April 22, 1979
241.7 Km

1. Dietrich THURAU (Ger) 6h35'21”

2. Bernard Hinault (Fra) +55"

3. Daniel Willems (Bel)

Starters: 158
Finishers: 36
Average Speed: 36.710 km/h

L-B-L 1978

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