Recent winners Liège-Bastogne-Liège
2019: Jakob Fuglsang (den)
2018: Bob Jungels (lux)
2017: Alejandro Valverde (spa)
2016: Wout Poels (nld)
2015: Alejandro Valverde (spa)
2014: Simon Gerrans (aus)
Belgian Eddy Merckx holds the record with five victories in Liège. Three men have won the race three times in a row, Merckx himself, his countryman Léon Houa (who won the first three editions – 1892, 1893 and 1894) and the Italian Moreno Argentin.
Alejandro Valverde won Liège–Bastogne–Liège four times – in 2006, 2008, 2015, and 2017.
Belgium is the most successful nation in La Doyenne with 59 victories, more than all other nations combined. The edition of 1957 was a special one as there were two winners: Germain Derycke and Frans Schoubben.