What surprised me most about the Fleche Wallonne parcours was just how hard this 200km ‘semi-Classic’ is. There’s nothing ‘semi’ about it… It deserves the prime time and throws up 11 rated climbs, including 3 passes over a 1300 meter brute called the Mur de Huy. Here’s how it happened to me…
Mar 19, 2020 - No racing, but the wheels on the cycling world are still turning. Van Aert and the UCI-Top Story. Giro? Evenepoel, Van der Poel, Van Avermaet and Ulissi talk. Canceled races, quarantine, AG2R, Van Lerberghe, Sanremo virtual and Wolfpack video.
April 25, 2019 - The Flèche Wallonne has passed, but Mathieu van der Poel's name is still on everyone's lips - Top Story. Race reports from Flèche Wallonne and the Tour of the Alps with results and video. Other cycling news: Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Eschborn-Frankfurt, Boels Dolmans and Santini supporting Breast Cancer Research and registration for the Tour of America’s Dairyland.
Race Report: After losing out in Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, Julian Alaphilippe made no mistakes on the final climb of the Mur de Huy to win the 2019 Flèche Wallonne. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider rode away from the others with Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and then beat the Dane to the line.
Rider Interview: Love him or hate him, Davide Rebellin has an impressive palmarès. He had his 2008 Olympic silver medal taken away and served his suspension, to then resume his professional career, now in his twenty-seventh season (28 if you include his banned 2010). A multi Classics winner with a shadow over his career - Ed Hood had to have a word with Davide.
April 30, 2018 - We round up the Tour de Romandie with results, reports and video and preview next weeks Tour de Yorkshire and the Giro d'Italia. We say goodbye to Michael Goolaerts - Top Story. The Ardennes Classics has new agreement and Salisbury to host OVO Energy Tour Series Grand Final. Mostly we look forward to the Italian Grand Tour including a video look-back with Tom Dumoulin.
Race Report: Julian Alaphilippe took advantage of the excellent effort from his team to finally unseat Alejandro Valverde as the King of the Mur. The Young Frenchman threw down the gauntlet, but the 'mature' Spaniard fell short by the finish line.
PeloPics: As the WorldTour moves on to the Ardennes for the hilly Classics we look back at Le Flèche Wallonne of 1986. The winner on the day was Laurent Fignon, '86 was not the Frenchman's best year due to injury, but that day in Belgium he was in his element and delivered an emphatic win - Photos from Cor Vos.