Ireland's Martin Wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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Reuters
Ireland's Dan Martin of the Garmin-Sharp team won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic on Sunday.

Dan Martin

Ireland's Dan Martin of the Garmin-Sharp team won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic on Sunday.

Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez was second in the 261.5 kilometre hilly one-day race, with Spain's Alejandro Valverde in third.

After a late attack by Rodriguez on the final ascent, Martin caught the Spaniard then broke away with 400 metres to go for a lone win.

Martin is the second Irishman, after Sean Kelly in the 1980s, to win the race.