Did you know that the early editions of LiègeBastogne-Liège were run on a Spa-Bastogne-Spa course? Bastogne was at the heart of “La Doyenne” right from the outset and this annual event has continued to this day. Since 2017, it has also hosted the start of the women’s edition of the race. What’s more, the town also hosted the start of the men’s edition of Flèche Wallonne in 2014. Bastogne, which will be the focus of commemorations for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in 2024, also hosted the start of a 1976 Tour de France stage heading for Lorraine. Italy’s Aldo Parecchini picked up the finest bouquet of his career in Nancy.
- Main town of a district in the province of Luxembourg (Belgium)
- Population: 16,700; 283,000 within the province of Luxembourg