1999 Leige-Bastone-Leige, Race Used Sign

$35.00

Liège–Bastogne–Liège, also known as La Doyenne (“The Old Lady”), is a one-day classic cycling race in Belgium. First, run in 1892, it is the oldest of the five Monuments of the European professional road cycling calendar; usually coming as the last of the spring classics. It is held annually in late April, in the Ardennes region of Belgium, from Liège to Bastogne and back.

It is considered one of the most arduous one-day cycling events in the world because of its length and demanding course. The most successful rider with five victories is Belgian rider Eddy Merckx, trailed by Italian Moreno Argentin in the 1980s and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde in the 2000s, who both won the race four times.

The 1999 edition of the race was won by Belgian rider Frank Vandenbroucke.

At modern races, signs are everywhere indicating everything from where the teams should park,  where the press office is located to evacuation routes.  Everything is marked carefully with signs.

As with most things ephemeral, the majority of these race signs are promptly tossed in the trash once the race is finished. The ones that survived, have become quite collectible.

Size: 23.5 x 8 inches  (59.5 x 20 cm)

This sign is made of thick corrugated plastic material.

This is a one of a kind item, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

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This is a one of a kind item, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

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Weight2 lbs