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LBL Favorites, Underdogs & Rivalries

Slovenian Rivalry Heats Up As Primoz Roglic, Tadej Pogacar Set To Face Off In 2021 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Apr 22, 2021

Michael and Gregor pick their favorites and underdogs for the men's and women's 2021 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic, the Slovenians who finished first and second in the 2020 Tour de France have a growing rivalry this season. The duo both finished on the podium in last year's LBL. Expect a fight to the line between the two grand tour heavyweight contenders.

Annemiek Van Vleuten and Lizzie Deignan are Michael and Gregor's top picks for the women, while Elisa Longo Borghini, Tao Geoghegan Hart and David Gaudu will be riders to keep an eye on.

Since filming this segment, it was announced that Tom Pidcock will extend his classics season to contest La Doyenne. The winner of Brabantse Pijl will certainly be a threat in the final.