Liege win a dream come true for Poels after Tour crash

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ANS, Belgium: Woulter Poels said winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege was a “dream come true” almost four years after a crash almost ended his career. The 28-year-old Dutchman suffered a ruptured spleen and kidney, three broken ribs and bruised lungs in a crash on stage six of the 2012 Tour de France. More known as a specialist climber whose previous best results came at stage races of up to one week, Poels hopes this win will help him take the step up to Grand Tour leader for his team. “I hope I can go next year maybe in a Grand Tour for my own chances,” said Poels, who will be one of Chris Froome’s chief lieutenants at July’s Tour de France.

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