"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
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Liège–Bastogne–Liège, often called La Doyenne (“the oldest”), is one of the five ‘Monuments' of the European professional road cycling calendar. It is run in the Ardennes region of Belgium, from Liège toBastogne and back.
Liège–Bastogne–Liège was part of the UCI Road World Cup and is part of the Belgian Ardennes Classicsseries, which includes La Flèche Wallonne. Both are organised by Amaury Sport Organisation. At one time, Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège were run on successive days as Le Weekend Ardennais. Only seven riders have won both races in the same year: the Swiss Ferdi Kübler twice (in 1951 and 1952), BelgiansStan Ockers (1955) and Eddy Merckx (1972), Italians Moreno Argentin (1991) and Davide Rebellin, theSpaniard Alejandro Valverde (2006) and finally Philippe Gilbert in 2011 as part of a quadruple victory with theAmstel Gold Race and the Brabantse Pijl.