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Fleche-Wallonne Wrap-Up

“I watched the finale with a Walloon friend. He shed tears.” You’ll have to forgive us if our wrap-up of the 2011 Fleche-Wallone borders on the sentimental, but wow: was Phillipe Gilbert storming up the Muur de Huy ever an obscene and beautiful display of power? When Julius listed Gilbert as a 3-hill Favorite in … Continue reading

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2011 Fleche Wallonne – Preview

Sunday’s thrilling Amstel Gold Race showed that unlike the cobbled gladiators, the hill warriors came to win, with strong teams that didn’t shy from controlling the race and chasing breaks. Despite being heavily marked, Philippe Gilbert and his OmegaPharma-Lotto team stepped up to the challenge and rode the perfect race to deliver Gilbert’s back-to-back win. … Continue reading

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Flèche Wallone Preview

Like many of this year’s spring classics, tomorrow’s Flèche Wallone has changed its parcours in an effort to create a more exciting finale in a race that traditionally has ended with a “field sprint” up the Mur de Huy. With pitches topping-out at 25%, the iconic Mur tests the riders’ legs 3 times—with the final … Continue reading

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