April 25, 2004
Rebellin takes 3rd win of week at Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Davide Rebellin, who won last Sunday's Amstel Gold and Wednesday's Fleche Wallone, took Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sunday. Rebellin played a tactically strong race, getting in a break with classics specialist Michael Boogerd of Rabobank and Alexandre Vinokourov of T-Mobile. Vinokourov and Boogerd marked each other while Rebellin set up for the finishing sprint.
"Rebellin was unbeatable," admitted Boogerd. "I played all my cards. You know you are beaten when Rebellin is on your wheel with 150m to go."
Rebellin is the only man to win all 3 of these classics in the same year, and takes the lead in the World Cup.