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70th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1984 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Sean Kelly!!!

The 1984 Liege-Bastogne-Liege marked the arrival of riders from "English" speaking countries.

Late in the race with the peloton approaching the Cote de la Redoute Panasonic’s Phil Anderson (Aus) attacked with 1983 Tour de France champion Laurent Fignon. The two riders did not work well together in breakaway and a small chasing group including Greg LeMond, Sean Kelly, Claude Criquielion, and 1983 L-B-L champion Steven Rooks bridged to the leaders.

Phil Anderson leading Sean Kelly into Liege

The nine ride group came into the finishing circuit on the Boulevard de la Sauveniere. Irishman Sean Kelly jumped up the right side of the course with 100 meters to the line. Anderson and LeMond tried but could not catch Kelly who crossed the line to win the 1984 L-B-L!!!  


L-B-L April 15, 1984
246 Km

1. Sean Kelly (Ire) 6h47'31”

2. Phil Anderson (Aus)

3. Greg LeMond (USA)

Starters: 193
Finishers: 55
Average Speed: 36.320 km/h

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