Fleche Wallonne: Who Are The Favourites?

Joe Robinson 24 Apr 2019 The dreaded Mur de Huy awaits for the men's and women's peloton Fleche Wallonne, the midweek cooler flanked by the Ardennes' more explosive and coveted siblings, Amstel Gold and Liege-Bastogne-Liege . It's a race that's all about one thing, the Mur de Huy. After 195km of racing for the men and 118.5km for the woman, the eventual winner is decided by who can climb this 1km long, 11.1% wall the fastest. Climbing from the town of Huy, the surviving few will claw their way past the surrounding detached houses with their built-in garages and the free-standing chapels until reaching the grand Notre-Dame de la Sarthe church that marks the summit and the Mont Mosan theme park that one tourist, Quoc-Thai Ngo, described in a recent review as 'Ok but I have seen more impressive'. What will be more impressive is the way in which both ...

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