"This week finally I started feeling like my old self" - Grace Brown upsets the favourites to take thrilling victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes

Heading into the finale, all eyes were on the superstar trio of Elisa Longo Borghini, Demi Vollering and Katarzyna Niewiadoma. In the end though, it was Grace Brown who sensationally sprinted to victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes 2024.

"It was an amazing day," the Australian reflected post-race. "I wanted to be in that break, we always know that a strong break can go in the middle section of the race, and we worked really well together. I felt like I was on my limit on the climbs towards the end, but once I survived Roche-aux-Faucons I thought ‘it’s on’. So, so good."

With a six woman group entering the finale, Niewiadoma attacked from the front. As the Pole began to tie up, Longo Borghini powered around and looked to have victory sewn up, only for Brown to power around in turn and secure the victory.

"I was a little bit stressed, of course. I locked up and almost crashed but thankfully saved it and caught back onto the group. Then I just had to try and calm myself and be patient for the final," Brown concludes. "It’s been a tough spring for me, and then this week finally I started feeling like my old self and I said to the team ‘I feel good for Liège’. It’s a race that I have good memories already here, so I’m really happy that we could pull it off today."

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