The last of Eurosport Australia’s ‘Ardennes’ triple-header is here - Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The ‘Old Lady’ or ‘La Doyenne’ as it is known, is celebrating its 100th year in 2014.
This exceptional anniversary has already won over King Philippe of Belgium, who will be present at the start to encourage the riders before their 263-km expedition, the route of which has been slightly altered to pay tribute to the slopes that have marked the history of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Leading the Australian charge will be Simon Gerrans – fresh off his third place finish in the Amstel Gold Race – as well as Simon Clarke and Richie Porte. Other favoured riders include defending champion Daniel Martin, Fleche Wallonne winner Alejandro Valverde and Polish youngster Michal Kwiatkowski. Also this weekend we have LIVE coverage of the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey featuring Aussies Mark Renshaw and Leigh Howard.
EUROSPORT AUSTRALIA, FOXTEL CH 511:
· Cycling: Liège-Bastogne-Liège, LIVE at 10pm on Sunday 27/4. Features Aussies Simon Gerrans, Cameron Meyer, Simon Clarke, Richie Porte, Nathan Earle, Calvin Watson, Rory Sutherland and David Tanner.
· Cycling: Tour of Turkey, Stage 1 LIVE at 8pm on Sunday 27/4, Stage 2 LIVE at 10pm on Monday 28/4. Features AussiesMark Renshaw, Graeme Browne, Adam Hansen, Cameron Wurf, Mitchell Docker, Leigh Howard, Damien Howson,Bernard Sulzberger, Wesley Sulzberger.
Other action this week includes:
· Boxing: It's a big weekend for Australian boxing! Alex Leapai takes on Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight crown, and Australia's next contender Lucas 'Big Daddy' Browne looks to maintain his undefeated status against Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli in their Commonwealth Heavyweight Title fight. LIVE at 6am on Sunday 27/4.
· Tennis: The leading men and women’s players from the world’s top 50 collide in this key lead up to the French Open. WTA & ATP Portugal Open Day 1 LIVE at 8pm and 11pm on Monday 28/4, Day 2 LIVE at 8pm & 11pm on Tuesday 29/4 and Day 3LIVE at 8pm and 11pm on Wednesday 30/4. Includes Aussies Sam Stosur and Matthew Ebden.