On Wednesday Team Qhubeka ASSOS will line up at the second of the three Ardennes Classics, La Fleche Wallonne. The Belgian UCI World Tour classic splits the other two Ardennes races, Amstel Gold and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
La Fleche Wallonne will see a familiar route for the 85th edition of the race, including 3 ascents of its famous climb, the Mur de Huy, with the finish line being at the summit of the final ascent.
The Mur de Huy will no doubt be the main feature of the race, with a large group expected to arrive at the foot of the final 1.2km climb again, to “sprint” up the steep gradient which maxes out at 26% at one point.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS will be looking to its punchy climbers to do the business on Wednesday, with Simon Clarke, Sergio Henao and Fabio Aru being supported by Sander Armee, Sean Bennett, Bert-Jan Lindeman and Robert Power.
Thank you to one of our loyal supporters, Mxolsi Nene, for sending in a video to announce our Fleche Wallonne line-up.
I am quite excited to be racing Fleche Wallonne. It is the first time in my career I will start this race. The race has a beautiful tradition and there are many great stories from the Mur de Huy. I look forward to experience this race with Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Sergio and Simon have a lot of experience for this race, so together we will make a good plan for the team to try and achieve a good result.Fabio Aru