It was Ardennes Week, which usually doesn’t do much for me but the QuickStep wins in both Fleche and LBL made up for that! Of course, no matter what the race, we can always count on the Twitterstream to either distract or rev up the mood.
Whoa… it’s a whole load of racing in our Final KM. Let’s get straight down to it.
Two riders stamped their authority all the way up the Mur du Huy today. Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv) repeated her 2015 victory at La Fleche Wallonne Feminine claiming the podium top step from Boels-Dolmans duo Evelyn Stevens and third placed Megan Guarnier. History was also made in the men’s race with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) providing a masterclass in waiting for the ‘opportune moment’ on his way to win number four. Etixx-Quick Step claimed second and third courtesy of Julian Alaphilippe and Dan Martin.