Stage 1: Liege to Sareing
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Route: Liege – Seraing , 198km
When: 1st July
Starting Point: Liege
End Point: Seraing
After the sprint in the city of Liege, the real cycling starts with Stage 1 from Liege to Seraing. On Sunday 1st July, the teams will be starting from Liege and pass through Cote de Cokaifagne, Cote de Francorchamps, Cote de Lierneux, Cote de Barvaux and finish at Cote de Seraing. There will be a bit of climbing and there will be hill passing. All and above pure sprinters will not be preferred for this kind of challenge but surely a good start to the month long cycling action.
the important places that will be an obstacle or vital winning points for
certain cyclist, here are the places where Stage 1 can be won.
Cote de Cokaifagne – A drive for 42km before hitting a 2.9 km climb.
Cote de Francorchamps – After 49 km of the race, an uphill of 1.1km on the steeps of Stage 1.
Cote de Lierneux – 94km into the race, another climb of 2.1 km.
Cote de Barvaux – 139 km into the race, second shortest climb of Stage 1 for 1.6km.
Cote de Seraing – finishing after 198km, the race will be determine with a 2.4km uphill steep finish.
Check the final Prologue Standing after the race.
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