All roads lead to the Mur
May they start from Ans, Seraing, Charleroi or now Herve, the contenders chasing glory in the Ardennes are set to battle it out in Huy, on the way up the mighty Chemin des Chapelles. The Mur de Huy is a peak with a modest altitude but atop which the lungs scream for air as they would in the Alps. These 1,300 metres of climbing with an average slope of 10%, bends where the gradient...
The Mur awaits
- The world's best puncheurs, male and female, will race the Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday, April 22nd.
- The riders participating in the Flèche Wallonne will face an unprecedented climb with the introduction of the côte du chemin des Gueuses in the final loop around Huy.
Wednesay, April 22nd, the world's best puncheurs, male and female, will...
2020 Flèche Wallonne to take the high road with a start in Herve
Hours after the peloton clambered to the summit of the Mur de Huy on Wednesday, the Province of Liège is already focused on the next edition of the Flèche Wallonne. In 2020, Herve will host the start of the male version of the Ardennes classic, which saw Julian Alaphilippe take the crown for the second time running this year. It will be the first time that this...
Alaphilippe : "It’s the kind of day that usually gets me very quickly pissed off, so I'm very happy"
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), winner of La Flèche Wallonne: “Last year, it was my first big victory, ahead of a huge champion, it was a very special win that I’ll never forget. Now I’ve confirmed it’s one of the races that suit me the most. I felt strong expectations after my victory last year and with the fact that I’ve...
Fuglsang: "We’re good friends with Julian and I respect him"
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), 2nd of La Flèche Wallonne 2019: “Should you congratulate me? Yes, I think (he laughs). I’m moving one step closer to the top spot of the podium. Sunday I was disappointed with the way we finished the race, throwing away the sprint for the victory, but today we gave all we had to the line. When Julian passed me, I managed to get back...
Ulissi: "The last 40 kilometres were very fast"
Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates), 3rd of La Flèche Wallonne 2019: “The last 40 kilometres were very fast and intense, with lots of attacks. I tried to go on the move in the penultimate ascent of the Mur de Huy. Our leader Dan Martin had a bad day. When we heard of it on the radio, I tried to recover some energy to get the best result possible in the finale. Then,...
Alaphilippe, the absolute King in Huy
A year after overthrowing Alejandro Valverde from his throne, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) conquered the Mur de Huy again to take his second victory on La Flèche Wallonne. The race opened up much earlier than usual but the Frenchman was once again the strongest in the final climb to edge Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), one of his most intimate enemies. Diego Ulissi...
Alaphilippe ahead of Fuglsang and Ulissi
Results at Mur de Huy:
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step)
2. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)
3. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +6"
4. Bjorg Lambrecht (Lotto Soudal) +8"
5. Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) +8"
Alaphilippe wins la Flèche Wallonne!
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) wins La Flèche Wallonne for the second year in a row, just ahead of Jakob Fuglsang (Astana). Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) comes third.
Fuglsang attacks, Alaphilippe follows
300 metres to go...
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