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Sky confirms Froome for Liege–Bastogne–Liege

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will start Liège–Bastogne–Liège on Sunday, his Sky team confirmed Wednesday.

Froome was originally scheduled to skip the Ardennes classics, but will take the start of “La Doyenne,” according to a team spokesperson. The Kenyan-born Froome was originally scheduled to start Milano-Sanremo in March, but backed out when road conditions forced organizers to change the route weeks prior to the race.

The Sky captain’s top result in Liège is 26th, in 2013. Three months later, he rode away with Great Britain’s second consecutive Tour title.