Sunday, April 29, 2007
Danilo Di Luca, Lanterne Rouge of Stage 1 of the 2006 Tour de France, took the victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège today for the Liquigas team. Cycling News said: "After 262 kilometres of racing and more than six hours through the rolling Ardennes in Southeast Belgium, Di Luca noted that this race was one that was always on his mind. "I always thought that this was the most beautiful race and the one for me. Today I am very, very satisfied with what I have accomplished.""