Liège - Bastogne - Liège (Luik - Bastenaaken - Luik)

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Le Weekend Ardennais & the Ardennes Double

The Ardennes Double - winning the Liège - Bastogne - Liège and the Flèche Wallone in the same year - has been acommplished on five occasions: Ferdi Kübler in 1951 and 1952; Stan Ockers in 1955; Eddy Merckx in 1972 and Moreno Argentin in 1991.

Between 1950 and 1964, the two races took place on successive days with a combined classification, "Le Weekend Ardennais". The winners were as follows:

1950 Raymond Impanis
1951 Ferdi Kübler
1952 Ferdi Kübler
1953 Storms
1954 Marcel Ernzer
1955 Stan Ockers
1956 Richard Van Genechten
1957 Frans Schouben
1958 Fred De Bruyne
1959 Frans Schouben
1960 Ab Geldermans
1961 Rik Van Looy
1962 Jo Planckaert
1963 Raymond Poulidor
1964 Willi Bocklandt

Tommy Simpson was 6th in 1961, and would have been the winner in 1965, but the competition had been discontinued. Alan Ramsbottom was 6th in 1963.

Winners

1892 Léon Houa (Note 1)
1893 Léon Houa (Note 1)
1894 Léon Houa (Notes 1 and 2)
1895
- 1907
 Not held
1908 André Trousselier (Note 1)
1909 Victor Fastré (Note 1)
1910 Not held
1911 Joseph Van Daele (Note 1) and Lekeux (Note 3)
1912 Omar Verschoore (Note 3), Jean Rossius and Dieudonné Gauthy
1913 Maurits Moritz (Note 3)
1914 Not held
1915 Not held
1916 Not held
1917 Not held
1918 Not held
1919 Léon De Vos
1920 Léon Scieur
1921 Louis Mottiat
1922 Louis Mottiat
1923 René Vermandel
1924 René Vermandel
1925 Georges Ronsse (Note 3)
1926 Dieudonné Smets (Note 3)
1927 Maurice Raes (Note 3)
1928 Ernest Mottard (Note 3)
1929 Alfons Schepers (Note 3)
1930 Herman Buse
1931 Alfons Schepers
1932 Marcel Houyoux
1933 François Gardier
1934 Theo Herckenrath
1935 Alfons Schepers
1936 Albert Beckaert
1937 Eloi Meulenberg
1938 Gustave Deloor
1939 Albert Ritserveldt
1940 Not held
1941 Not held
1942 Not held
1943 Richard Depoorter
1944 Not held
1945 Jean Engels
1946 Richard Depredhomme
1947 Richard Depoorter
1948 Maurice Molin
1949 Camille Danguillaume
1950 Richard Depredhomme
1951 Ferdi Kübler
1952 Ferdi Kübler
1953 Albert De Hertog
1954 Marcel Ernzer
1955 Stan Ockers
1956 Fred De Bruyne
1957 Germain Derycke & Frans Schouben, tied (Note 4)
1958 Fred De Bruyne
1959 Fred De Bruyne
1960 Ab Geldermans
1961 Rik Van Looy
1962 Jo Planckaert
1963 Frans Melckenbeeck
1964 Willi Bocklandt
1965 Carmine Preziosi
1966 Jacques Anquetil
1967 Walter Godefroot
1968 Valerie Van Sweevelt
1969 Eddy Merckx
1970 Roger De Vlaeminck
1971 Eddy Merckx
1972 Eddy Merckx (Note 5)
1973 Eddy Merckx
1974 Georges Pintens
1975 Eddy Merckx
1976 Jos Bruyère
1977 Bernard Hinault
1978 Jos Bruyère
1979 Dietrich Thurau
1980 Bernard Hinault
1981 Joseph Fuchs
1982 Silvano Contini
1983 Steven Rooks
1984 Sean Kelly
1985 Moreno Argentin
1986 Moreno Argentin
1987 Moreno Argentin
1988 Adri Van Der Poel
1989 Sean Kelly
1990 Eric Van Lancker
1991 Moreno Argentin
1992 Dirk De Wolf
1993 Rolf Sorensen
1994 Evgeni Berzin
1995 Mauro Gianetti
1996 Pascal Richard
1997 Michele Bartoli
1998 Michele Bartoli
1999   Frank Vandenbroucke, Cofidis
2000 Paolo Bettini, Mapei - Quick Step
2001 Oskar Camenzind, Lampre

Notes

  1. Amateurs
  2. Liège - Bastogne - Spa
  3. Independents
  4. Derycke reached the line about three minutes ahead of Schouben, but had crawled under a level crossing gate to achieve his lead. The race was called a dead heat in order to be fair to both riders
  5. Liège - Bastogne - Verviers