La Doyenne, which refers to Liège-Bastogne-Liège. La Doyenne literally translates as “the old lady”; the reference being that LBL is the oldest spring classic, having first run in 1892. This translation is somewhat disrespectful in comparison to the nuanced meaning of the term; translating it as “the Elder” would give further credence to its longevity
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Race Report: A wet stage 8 finalé came down to a fight between the top fast-finishers of the 2019 Giro d’Italia – Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) were elbow to elbow in the final meters for the diminutive Australian to cross the line first. The leader’s jersey
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