News | Liege-Bastogne-Liege • April 24, 2022
Hirschi takes top-10 at Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Swiss sprints to 9th from favourites group
Marc Hirschi took his second consecutive top-10 at ‘Le Doyenne’ with 9th place in the oldest Monument race of the year, Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
The 23 year old formed part of an elite group chasing lone leader and eventual winner Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) who broke away on the famous climb of the Cote de la Redoute.
Hirschi ran out of legs in the final sprint, but hung on to finish well in the chasing group and showing good legs for the races ahead.
Hirschi : “It was a really hard and long race. I felt good but when Remco went there was no way to catch him back. There was a bad crash in the race at high speed and I hope everyone is okay.Thankfully I was in front of it. A race like this is all about resistance and pushing through the pain. I am happy overall. Now I’ll focus on recovering and coming back for next week at Romandie.”
Disappointment for Brandon McNulty who was involved in a crash inside the final 100km, luckily the American avoided serious injury but suffered numerous abrasions and wounds. He should be fit to start Tour de Romandie on Tuesday.
1.Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) 6:12:38
2.Quinten Hermans (Wanty-Goebert) +48’’
3.Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) s.t
9.Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t