Martin wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic

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Associated Press

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 10:06 AM

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Daniel Martin of Ireland won the hilly Liege-Bastogne-Liege race Sunday, pulling away from Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez in the uphill stretch to the finish to take cycling's oldest classic.

Martin made sure he wouldn't be beaten by Rodriguez's sprint and made his move at the right moment with such a strong kick he had time to look back and celebrate by waving arms before crossing the line.

Alejandro Valverde, another Spaniard, beat the other members of a breakaway group to take third place.

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