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Simon Gerrans takes Liege honours as Ireland's Dan Martin crashes out

Updated: Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 17:01 | Comments

Dan martin crashed on the final corner in Liege
Dan martin crashed on the final corner in Liege

Defending champion Dan Martin crashed out as Australia's Simon Gerrans won the 100th edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic in a sprint finish.

Spain's Alejandro Valverde finished second and Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski was third in the 263-km race.

Part of a lead group of some two dozen riders, after Irish rider Martin crashed on the final corner, Gerrans was the fastest in a drawn-out sprint.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the last major one-day Classic of the first half of the 2014 season.  

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