Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious): “Mine is a love-hate relationships with the Mur de Huy”
Mine is a love-hate relationships with the Mur de Huy and Flèche Wallonne - all or nothing. You need to have the legs I had today in order to get away from it with something. Before the climb I knew I had to be in good position if I wanted to win. I was stressing up a bit, so I re-focused and tried to think about nothing in order to find a good position on the approach...
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team): “This second place is worth as much as a victory”
I can only feel happy about my performance today. I’ve been so close to victory. I was pushing so hard that I felt more pain in my arms than in my legs! [Dylan] Teuns has been stronger than me – period. Congratulations to him. I want to thank my team for the excellent work they’ve done for me the whole day. They’ve given me an excellent travel to the...
Alexander Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe): “I feel great motivation this season”
I tried to begin the final climb on the best possible position in order to ride steadily to the top of the Mur de Huy, at my own pace. When I saw Dylan Teuns attacking, I tried to follow him… but he was too strong, so I just could go to my maximum.
My shape is very good right now, so I’ll try and use my legs to get the best possible result next Sunday in...
Teuns upsets Valverde’s last hurrah
173 riders took the start on the 86th edition of the Flèche Wallonne at 11:32 as there were two non-starters, Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Andreas Kron (Lotto-Soudal), both sick. Morten Hulgaard (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team), Paul Ourselin (TotalEnergies) and Ruben Apers (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) staged an attempt to break away that didn’t succeed. It was...
Valverde 2nd, Vlasov 3rd
Alaphilippe, Martínez and Woods follow.
Dylan Teuns wins!
Maiden Flèche Wallone win for the Belgian
Dylan Teuns takes off!!
200 meters to go, Valverde and Vlasov follow
Enric Mas leading out Alejandro Valverde
300 meters to go and the win is up for grabs!
Verona and Mas catch the breakaway duo
Nice teamwork from Movistar. 500 meters to go!
Kragh Andersen and Vansevenant still have a small margin on the bunch.
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