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  • Van der Breggen wins

  • Men still on the way

  • Finish between 16.18-16.48

Walloon Arrow · a few seconds ago

70 km to go

- The other favorites for the victory include Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers), Marc Hirschi (Sunweb) and the young Italian Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck).

The 21-year-old Italian has been pushed forward after world champion Julian Alaphilippe decided not to participate in the competition.

Walloon Arrow 9 minutes ago

Another 75 km

- Tadej Pogacar has enough reason to laugh.

He is in the peloton with his team mates and is one of the contenders for the victory.

😁 Jusqu'ici tout va bien pour 🇸🇮 @TamauPogi, au sein du peloton. 😁 So far, so good for 🇸🇮 @TamauPogi in the peloton.

#FlecheWallonne

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Avatar Author La Flèche Wallonne Moment of places 14: 10 - 30 September 2020

Walloon Arrow 14 minutes ago

Another 80 km

- The riders are now on the Côte d'Ereffe, where the Belgians Kobe Goossens and Thomas Sprengers and the Dutchman Ide Schelling are trying to get away from the peloton.

The attempt is not really successful, because the men of the leaders seem to defuse the attack.

14 minutes ago

Walloon Arrow 38 minutes ago

98 km to go

- The riders still have more than 100 kilometers to go.

The situation is virtually unchanged from the previous update.

Over about 35 kilometers, the riders will start the first of a total of three passages of the Wall of Huy.

Walloon Arrow one hour ago

Another 116 km

- Which Dutch people are on their way to the Wall of Huy besides Matthijs Paasschens?



  • Ide Schelling (BORA-hansgrohe)

  • Thymen Arensman (Sunweb)

  • Kevin Inkelaar (Bahrain McLaren)

  • Wout Poels (Bahrain McLaren)

  • Lennard Hofstede (Jumbo-Visma)

  • Tom Leezer (Jumbo-Visma)

  • Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)

  • Maurits Lammertink (Circus-Wanty Gobert)

  • Walloon Arrow one hour ago

    129 km to go

    - The riders are on the road for almost two hours and the leading group sees the lead slowly shrinking.

    Currently the difference between the leading group and the peloton is 7'50.

    Walloon Arrow 2 hours ago

    154 km to go

    - Incidentally, there is not much experience in the leading group.

    Of the four riders, only Mathijs Paasschens rode the Walloon Arrow before.

    Last year he made his debut with a 98th place.

    Walloon Arrow 2 hours ago

    Another 157 km

    - The lead continues to grow.

    The difference between the peloton and the four refugees has now risen to 8'20.

    2 hours ago

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    There is the first photo of the moment that Van der Breggen crosses the finish line with a clenched fist!

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    Anna van der Breggen is grateful to her teammates for the victory on the wall of Huy.

    She looks back: "It was a very tough race. Today I am very grateful to my team, because they did most of the work. In the final phase I felt the pressure as a result in the duel with Vollering to win. . "

    Walloon Arrow 2 hours ago

    Another 174 km

    - Back to the men again.

    There is now a leading group of four riders.

    Mauri Vansevenant (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Aaron van Poucke (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Mathijs Paasschens (WB Bingoal) and Marlon Gaillard (Total Direct Energie) fled early in the race.

    The three Belgians and the 24-year-old Dutchman Paasschens have built up a lead of 4'35 on the peloton.

    Walloon Arrow 2 hours ago

    The battle between Vollering and Van der Breggen in the last few meters!

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    Anna van der Breggen wins the #FlecheWallonne for the 6th (!) Time in a row

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    Avatar Author Sporza 🚴Moment of places12: 12 - 30 September 2020

    Walloon Arrow 2 hours ago

    It is the sixth time in a row that Van der Breggen has won the Belgian cycling classic.

    She absolutely did not receive it as a gift, because fellow countryman Vollering made it very difficult for Van der Breggen towards the finish.

    Vollering eventually crosses the finish line third.

    The Danish Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig comes in third.

    Marianne Vos eventually crosses the finish line in ninth place.

    2 hours ago

    Walloon Arrow 2 hours ago

    FINISH

    - Van der Breggen is still the strongest and wins the Flèche Wallonne!

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Another 300 m

    - Van der Breggen is not really getting away yet and is even in second position.

    Vollering takes over from her.

    The world champion does not give up.

    Now it is a matter of timing.

    Uttrup Ludwig is also participating.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Another 500 m

    - Van der Breggen takes over and leads the way himself.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Another 2 km

    - The road starts to rise and that means that the last kilometer comes towards the wall of Huy.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Another 3 km

    - The pace is high in the leading group, but for the time being the group of about 20 riders will stay together.

    The favorites: Van der Breggen, Vos, Moolman-Pasio, Longo Borghini, Deignan, Niewiadoma, Lippert and Uttrup Ludwig.

    3 hours ago

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Another 8 km

    - Boels-Dolmans, the Van der Breggen team, is leading with Amy Pieters.

    In this way the team tries to execute the tactical plan perfectly.

    The speed is so high that attacks are impossible.

    For example, Van der Breggen will be taken to the Wall in a seat.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    9 km to go

    - There are still about twenty riders in the leading group.

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    11 km to go

    - In the meantime, more and more riders drop out.

    Vos was also just in third position, but now lets himself down a bit.

    She doesn't seem to have her very best legs.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Another 13 km

    - The peloton is still together with of course Van der Breggen and her teammates from Boels-Dolmans.

    The big question is whether someone can keep the Dutch from her sixth victory.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    A photo of the start with the men just now.

    They have to travel a total of 202 kilometers.

    3 hours ago

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    Another 202 km

    - There is the official start.

    The 166 riders are on their way to the Wall of Huy.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Anna van der Breggen, who took gold twice at the World Cup last week, is hunting for her sixth victory in a row in the Flèche Wallonne.

    These are the last ten winners:


    • 2019: Anna van der Breggen

    • 2018: Anna van der Breggen

    • 2017: Anna van der Breggen

    • 2016: Anna van der Breggen

    • 2015: Anna van der Breggen

    • 2014: Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra)

    • 2013: Marianne Vos

    • 2012: Evelyn Stevens (US)

    • 2011: Marianne Vos

    • 2010: Emma Pooley (US)

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    Another 205 km

    - The men are also on the road.

    The official start is in less than three kilometers and the race can really begin.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    22 km to go -

    We are preparing for the women's final.

    Van der Breggen and Vos are where they should be.

    Walloon Arrow 3 hours ago

    The men start at 11.30 am in Herve, but the women started very early this morning.

    Anna van der Breggen and Marianne Vos, among others, opened the classic autumn 2020 at 08.40.

    Walloon Arrow 7 hours ago

    The profile of the Walloon Arrow this year.

    The riders are faced with ten steep Ardennes hills.

    The Waalse Pijl will soon start at 11.25 am.

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