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Kazakhstan cyclist won world oldest race

23 april 2012, 16:31
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Maksim Iglinskiy won "Liege-Bastogne-Liege" race. ©AFP
Maksim Iglinskiy won "Liege-Bastogne-Liege" race. ©AFP
Kazakhstan Proteam Astana cyclist Maksim Iglinskiy won the prestigious one-day Liege-Bastogne-Liege race, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing the official website. His result was 6 hours 43 minutes and 52 seconds.

Italian Enrico Gasparotto, one more Kazakhstan team's cyclist, who was 36 seconds behind the leader, came third in the race. This year Gasparotto won a prestigious one-day Amstel Gold Race for the first time in Astana's history. Italian Vincenzo Nibali from Liquigas team was the second racer to cross the finishing line in Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Astana is celebrating victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege race for the third time. Alexandre Vinokourov, a Kazakhstan professional cyclists, won this race in 2005 and 2010.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege race is the oldest classical road cycling race. It is run in the Ardennes region of Belgium, from Liege to Bastogne and back. The distance of the race is 257.5 kilometers. The first amateur race was held in 1892 and the professional one in 1894.

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