Liège-Bastogne-Liège, a road cycling race in Belgium, and one of the most famous one-day races.
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Category: Disambiguation LiÃ¨ge-Bastogne-LiÃ¨ge, often called La Doyenne (the oldest woman), is one of the five Monuments of the European professional road cycling calendar, and the oldest. ...
Liege is a vibrant and friendly city known in French as the Citée ardente, due to the warmth and enthusiasm of the local folk.
Liege then became the capital of the indepedent Principality of Liege from the creation of the Holy Roman Empire (to which it belonged) in the late 10th century to the French Revolution in 1789, thus never belonging to the Spanish and Austrian Netherlands of the Habsburg family.
Liege became a center for arms manufacture in the 16th century under prince-bishop Everard de la Marck, and grew into one of the earliest modern coalmining and steelmaking centers in the 19th century.
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