Dan Martin suffers final corner fall in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Defending champion misses out as Australian Simon Gerrans triumphs
Orica Greenedge rider Simon Gerrans of Australia celebrates after winning the Liege Bastogne Liege cycling race from Liege to Ans in Belgium. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA
Ireland’s Dan Martin suffered a heartbreaking end to his defence of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic in Belgium on Sunday as a fall on the final corner ended his hopes of holding on to his title.
The 27-year-old Garmin Sharp rider was in second place and closing before his fall as Australia’s Simon Gerrans took the 100th edition of 263-km race in a sprint finish.
Spain’s Alejandro Valverde finished second and Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski was third.