There is no more agonizing kilometer in the classics than the Muro de Huy.

To crown it you have to crawl pulling your arms and kidneys.

In extreme exercises, few perform more easily than the Swiss

Marc Hirschi

(22 years old), one of those daring members of the new cycling.

His explosive outburst served him today to win the Walloon Arrow, the first appointment of the Ardennes triptych, held in an atypical environment: with the fallen autumn leaves and with little public.

An unprecedented winner for a test in which the last editions were dominated by the absent

Alejandro Valverde


Julian Alaphilippe

, both hungover from the World Cup and the Tour de France.

In the infernal sections of 19% unevenness, the Swiss was waiting for the attacks of

Richie Porte


Tadej Pogacar


The Australian took the initiative in the climb, but with 150 meters to go, the Swiss phenomenon pressed to easily overcome the Trek runner and make the pursuit of

Benoit Cosnefroy

(second) and

Michael Woods




First victory in a classic for Marc Hirschi, one of the sensations of the Tour (winner of a stage and protagonist of numerous escapades) and a bronze medal in the Imola World Championship.

Today's edition of the historic Belgian race followed the very predictable script: 200-kilometer full peloton, with specific skirmishes (the Belgian

Mauri Vansevenant

was on the run for more than 190 kilometers,

Rui Costa


Sergio Henao


Alessandro De Marchi


Rigoberto Urán

also jumped

) and higher acceleration in the absence of 15 kilometers to reach the first sections of the hill of the seven chapels.

No news from Landa

At that time

Mikel Landa

was off the hook

and shortly before

Omar Fraile

suffered a breakdown


In the vicinity of the Huy ramp, as always, the teamwork ended to begin the individual battle for the conquest of the top.

One against all and all against one.

Be the most restless and Hirschi the most effective.

The young Swiss wins the first trophy of the Ardennes trilogy.

Next Sunday he also intends to participate in the Liege-Bastoña-Liège and on the 10th, with the Amstel Gold Race.

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