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Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Evgueni Berzin - Laurent JALABERT and Alex ZULLE pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018

Retro: Flèche Wallonne 1995 Photo Gallery

PeloPics: World famous sports photographer, Cor Vos, has been digitizing a lot of his old archive during the winter and one of his latest releases is the Flèche Wallonne Belgian Classic from 1995.

The race was won by Laurent Jalabert after the ONCE team kept the speed high and controlled any attacks. 1995 was a strange time for cycling as it was in the full grip of EPO, a dark time in retrospect. The French Le Groupment team signed some big riders, Robert Millar and World champion Luc Leblanc, but it didn’t last. The team folded before the Tour de France.

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Charly MOTTET - Andrei TCHMIL pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
A hard man, Andrei Tchmil chats with Charly Mottet

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Andy Andrew HAMPSTEN   pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Andy Hampsten rode for Banesto for only one year

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Laurent JALABERT and Richard VIRENQUE pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Two French heroes – Laurent Jalabert and Richard Virenque

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Jean-Francois BERNARD  pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Jean-Francois Bernard’s career was on the way down by 1995

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
A colorful peloton – Not much black in those days

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
The Wallonne countryside

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Davide REBELLIN   pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Davide Rebellin – Still racing now

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Robert MILLAR pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Robert Millar in Le Groupment colors – Now known as Philippa York

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Evgueni Berzin - Laurent JALABERT and Alex ZULLE  pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Alex Zulle led Evgueni Berzin and Jalabert before the Frenchman made his attack

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Johan BRUYNEEL pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Johan Bruyneel learnt a lot at ONCE which he used as a team manager

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Luc LEBLANC  pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
World champion Luc Leblanc – Another Le Groupment casualty

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Robert MILLAR pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Robert Millar went on to win the British National championships in 1995

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Lance ARMSTRONG pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Lance Armstrong finished 22nd

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Bjarne RIIS pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Bjarne Riis also well known as a team manager

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Steven ROOKS pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Steven Rooks finished 10th

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Neil STEPHENS  pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Always a hard worker, Neil Stevens – Now with Mitchelton-Scott

Huy - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Laurent JALABERT  pictured during Fleche Wallone - Waalse Pijl 1995 - photo Cor Vos © 2018
Race winner Laurent Jalabert

You can see a short race video here on www.rtbf.be.

Flèche Wallonne 1995 Result:
1. Laurent Jalabert (ONCE) in 4:51:00
2. Maurizio Fondriest (Lampre) at 0:02
3. Eugeni Berzin (Gewiss-Ballan) 0:26
4. Francesco Casagrande (Mercatone Uno) at 0:50
5. Mauro Gianetti (Polti)
6. Davide Rebellin (MG-Technogym) at 0:54
7. Beat Zberg (Carrera)
8. Francesco Frattini (Gewiss-Ballan) at 0:57
9. Heinz Imboden (Refin-Cantina Tollo)
10. Steven Rooks (TVM-Gazelle) at 1:03.

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