Huddling for Warmth LBL19-1
Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the final of the Spring Monuments, although this year it was more of a winter race than a glorious ride through the Belgium country side in mid Spring. Although it was not as awful weather as previous editions when snow nearly froze the peloton. It's a hard decision on a cold rainy day if behind in the peloton out of the wind and in the road spray is better than the alternative out in a break away facing the cold wind on your own. This early break including Tobias Ludvigsson (Groupama-FDJ), Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie), Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Gobert) and Mathijs Paassochens (Wallonie Bruxelles) decided to split the difference and go as a small group. I doubt it made much difference, but than there is some comfort in being off the front of the peloton.