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Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne
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Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne

Spaniard claims fifth career win at Flèche Wallonne to take his tenth individual win this season.

Valverde was as strong as usual on the decisive climb of the Mur de Huy.

Following impressive work from the Movistar Team, Valverde controlled the opposition with ease before doing his classic acceleration from just less than 200 meters from the finish line.

 
LIVE STREAM: La Fleche Wallonne
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LIVE STREAM: La Fleche Wallonne

The 81st edition of La Flèche Wallonne is a 200km race that winds through the steep hills of the Ardennes this Wednesday April 19th.

The race is marked by the finish at the top of the Mur de Huy, a 1.3 kilometre climb with its steepest section at 17%. La Flèche Wallonne takes in nine climbs towards the end of the race.

Alejandro Valverde is looking for his fifth win but faces stiff competition.

 
PREVIEW: Fleche Wallonne
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PREVIEW: Fleche Wallonne

The 81st edition of La Flèche Wallonne is a 200km race that winds through the steep hills of the Ardennes this Wednesday April 19th.

The race is marked by the finish at the top of the Mur de Huy, a 1.3 kilometre climb with its steepest section at 17%. La Flèche Wallonne takes in nine climbs towards the end of the race.

Last year, Alejandro Valverde took his fourth win, out sprinting Julian Alaphilippe and Dan Martin.

 
Peter Sagan to race Eschborn-Frankfurt
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Peter Sagan to race Eschborn-Frankfurt

It will be the first ever time for the BORA – hansgrohe captain, racing the “Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt” on May 1st. The demanding 220km course, with a finishing circuit in Frankfurt, should suit the UCI World Champion.

After Paris-Roubaix, Sagan took a three-week vacation. Eschborn-Frankfurt will be the start to his second part of the season, which leads him after Frankfurt with Amgen Tour of California and Tour de Suisse, to the Tour de France in Düsseldorf.

His goal there will be to retain his five consecutive wins of the Green Jersey.

 
Philippe Gilbert to miss the rest of Ardennes Classics
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Philippe Gilbert to miss the rest of Ardennes Classics

Gilbert ordered to rest after a minor tear in his kidney in a crash at Amstel Gold.

Four-time winner of the Dutch race was suffering from pain on his right side after a crash at the Amstel Gold.

He went to the hospital for examinations that determined that he has a minor right kidney tear that requires a week of rest.