Fleche Wallonne: Lineup

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will head to the second of the Ardenne Classic’s tomorrow, the UCI World Tour Fleche Wallonne.

La Fleche Wallonne, best known for it’s brutal finishing climb, the Mur de Huy, will be contested over 195km, including 3 ascents of the famous climb once again.

A slightly altered finale will see a total of 9 climbs in the final 75km of the race, making this years’s edition of the race the most testing in recent years.

After a somewhat dissapointing result at the Amstel God Race by our own standards, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will look to bounce back with strong result at La Fleche Wallonne.

“Fleche Wallonne is a race that suits just a handful of riders in the peloton. Julian Alaphilippe, Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde & Michael Woods are your main contenders and then there is another group of punchy climbers that can do well. Gaspa and I are in that punchy climber group. Three times up the Huy will make you really feel it in the legs, and the addition of the other climbs before the finish will ensure there is lactic acid in the legs before the finish up Mur de Huy. I am really looking forward to this, as the harder final suits me. Last year I was 4th and in the past I was top 10 a couple times too We saw Michael Valgren is getting better and better so hopefully he and the rest of the team can bring myself and Gaspa to a good position and then w can finish it off with some good results and points for the team.” – Roman Kreuziger