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Peter Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates on Tuesday on 2019 Fleche Wallonne reconnaissance
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Belgian schoolchildren cheer on World champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) as he climbs the Mur de Huy during training on Tuesday.
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Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) won the 2018 Fleche Wallonne Dames.
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2018 Fleche Wallonne art: (Julian Alaphilippe wins) "Leaving Them All! - Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Soudal)" by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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2019 Fleche Wallonne Profile

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Also on today: Tour of the Alps LIVE
On Sunday, April 28: Liege-Bastogne-Liege LIVE

 

- Photos: 2019 Fleche Wallonne Photos. (pros and amateurs recon the Mur de Huy on Tuesday)

- Videos: Fleche Wallonne Videos.

- Official site tracking/ticker LIVE here.  Cyclingnews ticker LIVE here.

- LIVE video here. (Sporza, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (ESPN Deportes, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (NOS, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rtbf, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rtp, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (SuperSport, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (TV2 Sumo, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rsi La2, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rts, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (SBS, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rtl, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here.  (France 3, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (France TV, geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here and here.  (English, Eurosport)

- LIVE video here.  (French, France 3)

- This page will be updated throughout the race.


- Women's and Men's Races Start Lists here.

- Preview: Fleche Wallonne 2019: Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Past winners Alaphilippe and Valverde lead group of favourites.

- Preview: La Fleche Wallonne Feminine 2019 – Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Possible scenarios include fifth title for Van der Breggen or record sixth win for Vos.

- Photos: 2018 Women's Fleche Wallonne Photos.

- Art: 2018 Fleche Wallonne Art.

- Bahrain-Merida roster for Fleche Wallonne:

Grega Bole
Damiano Caruso
Heinrich Haussler
Matej Mohorič
Luka Pibernik
Domenico Pozzovivo
Dylan Teuns

- Rik Verbrugghe (Bahrain-Merida directeur sportif): "We have a strong squad for Fleche Wallonne.  The last ascent of the Mur is usually the final judge of the Flèche Wallonne. In that key moment we will rely on Teuns and Pozzovivo, that will be ready to follow the attacks of the best riders. Before Mohoric and Caruso can try to focus on the breakaway during the final two laps. Pibernik and Bole will protect our leaders and bring them in a good position, paying also attention to a possible early breakaway, with Haussler that will help to keep the team together."

- Roman Kreuziger (Team Dimension Data) before the 2019 Fleche Wallonne: "Fleche Wallonne is a race that suits just a handful of riders in the peloton. Julian Alaphilippe, Dan Martin, Alejandro Valverde & Michael Woods are your main contenders and then there is another group of punchy climbers that can do well. Gaspa and I are in that punchy climber group. Three times up the Huy will make you really feel it in the legs, and the addition of the other climbs before the finish will ensure there is lactic acid in the legs before the finish up Mur de Huy. I am really looking forward to this, as the harder final suits me. Last year I was 4th and in the past I was top 10 a couple times too. We saw Michael Valgren is getting better and better so hopefully he and the rest of the team can bring myself and Gaspa to a good position and then we can finish it off with some positive results and points for the team."

- Team Sunweb lineup for La Fleche Wallonne:

Jan Bakelants (BEL)
Johannes Fröhlinger  (GER)
Lennard Kämna (GER)
Michael Matthews (AUS)
Nicholas Roche (IRL)
Florian Stork (GER)
Louis Vervaeke (BEL)

- Team Sunweb Women roster for La Fleche Wallonne Féminine:

Lucinda Brand (NED)
Janneke Ensing (NED)
Leah Kirchmann (CAN)
Juliette Labous (FRA)
Liane Lippert (GER)
Coryn Rivera (USA)

- Aike Visbeek - Team Sunweb coach: "La Flèche Wallonne is a race that is often decided in the same way, with the peloton arriving together at the bottom of the Mur de Huy. Last year we saw Michael do an impressive effort to come in fifth place so we will go all in to support him again this year. If there is a big group coming to the bottom of the Mur together, then teamwork and dedication are essential in getting to the right position at the perfect time. Jan will be road captain and we will also have the experience of Nicholas to guide the team to what we hope will be a top result."

- Nicolas Marche - Team Sunweb directeur sportif for the women: "Flèche Wallonne is one of the more famous classics with the incredibly tough finish up the Mur de Huy. We bring a good combination of riders to the race, with a selection of both young and experienced riders. We will try to anticipate and make the race before the final ascent of the Mur by attacking, but we will also focus on keeping Liane as fresh as possible for the finish. We do have a few cards to play in the race which gives us an advantage, with Lucinda and Liane the two main protected riders."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won the 2018 Fleche Wallonne ahead of Alejandro Valverde and Jelle Vanendert.

- Route map, profile, time schedule and more info here.

- Women's Race Start List here.

- Details and official website for the women's Fleche Wallonne here.

- Schedule/times for the 2019 Women's and Men's Fleche Wallonne:

Men
Start time - 11:15 CET, 5:15am ET
Finish time - 16:25 CET, 10:25am ET

Women
Start time - 10:40 CET, 4:40am ET
Finish time - 13:56 CET, 7:56am ET

- The 2019 Fleche Wallonne is being held Wednesday, April 24.

- Photos: Fleche Wallonne Photos.

- Art: Fleche Wallonne Art.

- Results: La Fleche Wallonne Results.

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2019 La Fleche Wallonne (Waalse Pijl).

2019 La Fleche Wallonne LIVE
April 24, Belgium
Official Website
Start Lists: - Women - Men -

Race starts at 11:15am CET
(5:15am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 4:25pm CET
(10:25am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 2:20pm CET
(8:20am U.S. Eastern)

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Fleche Wallonne Live Coverage

Live video streaming:

 

Links to come as available


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Live audio streaming:

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Live tickers:

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News and photos:


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Notes from the 2018 La Fleche Wallonne

- Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe) following the 2018 Fleche Wallonne: "I am satisfied with my result today, the team worked really great together and showed a strong performance. We could realize our plans and put some pressure on other teams due to our attacks. The new course made the race exciting and I think we showed a great teamwork but we focus now on Liege on Sunday."

- Jens Zemke, sports director, Bora-Hansgrohe: "We came to Belgium with a really good team of climbers, therefore we wanted to go offensive in today´s race. Cesare was in the breakaway of the day and also jumped in the second break, which made it until the final climb. As the peloton fell into two parts, we had Gregor and Rafal in the first group and launched some attacks. In the final climb, Patrick was able to finish in a strong 10thplace, which is a really good result. The teamwork was brilliant today, for that I think we deserved more top-ten results."

- News: Kwiatkowski rues lack of success after fighting hard at Flèche Wallonne.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky rider hopes for better luck at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

- News: Valverde vows to return to Fleche Wallonne fray for sixth title.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard predicts more battles with Alaphilippe in years to come.

- News: Alaphilippe dethrones Valverde as King of La Fleche Wallonne.  (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman smashes Spaniard's winning streak on the Mur de Huy.

- News: Alaphilippe wins La Flèche Wallonne.  (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors rider breaks Valverde's grip on the Mur de Huy.

- Gallery: 2018 Fleche Wallonne Mur de Huy Recon Photos.

- Julian Alaphilippe after his Fleche Wallonne victory: "I have been on the podium of this race twice, and if the first time three years ago I was surprised, the second time I was frustrated, but I also took that result as a confirmation. I have always kept believing and worked hard to land a victory in a classic. The team was extraordinary, protected and kept me in a good position, so I want to thank them for their help! Everything was perfect today and now I want to celebrate this fantastic performance."

- Official site tracking/ticker LIVE here.  Cyclingnews ticker LIVE here.

- LIVE video here. (TV2 Sumo, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rsi La2, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Tdp, Spanish, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Ceska televize, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtbf, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SuperSport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Sky Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (SBS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Sporza, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here.  (NOS, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rts deux, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (Rtvs 2, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here.  (Rtl, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here. (France TV Sport, geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here and here.  (Vrt/een, Dutch)

- Team Bahrain-Merida for La Fleche Wallonne:

Vincenzo Nibali
Ion Izagirre
Gorka Izagirre
Enrico Gasparotto
Hermann Pernsteiner
Franco Pellizotti
Grega Bole

- Rik Verbrugghe (Bahrain-Merida directeur sportif): "It will be an elimination race.  and as usual the two last ascents will make the difference. We will see how the other teams will manage the race, but we have Enrico for the final together with the two Izagirre brothers."

- News: Valverde leaving little to chance in hunt for sixth Fleche Wallonne.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard and Movistar Team train on mid-week Classic parcours.

- Preview: La Fleche Wallonne Women's WorldTour 2018 - Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Three-time defending champion Van der Breggen returns to Huy.

- Preview: Valverde can hit new heights in la Flèche Wallonne - Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard attempting to add a sixth title, his fifth since 2014.

- Quick-Step Floors for the 2018 Fleche Wallonne:

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Bob Jungels (LUX)
James Knox (GBR)
Enric Mas (ESP)
Maximilian Schachmann (GER)
Pieter Serry (BEL)

- Davide Bramati (Quick-Step directeur sportif): "The ten climbs tackled before the final ascent of the Mur de Huy will make up for a tough race, harder than last year. The presence of Côte de la Vecquée and Côte de la Redoute means things will be more demanding in the first part of the course than at the past editions, when the action did not start until late in the race."

- Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) won the 2017 Women's Fleche Wallonne and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the 2017 men's race.

- BMC Racing for La Fleche Wallonne:

Alberto Bettiol (ITA)
Damiano Caruso (ITA)
Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)
Kilian Frankiny (SUI)
Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Dylan Teuns (BEL)
Loïc Vliegen (BEL)

- Jackson Stewart, BMC directeur sportif: "The course has changed for La Flèche Wallonne with two new climbs in the first 100km so maybe it is harder from an elevation standpoint but I think it is too early to affect the finale. The circuit is exactly the same so the race is likely to come down to the final ascent of the Mur de Huy as it normally does."

- Wednesday's Fleche Wallonne departs Binche at 11:15am CET (5:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Huy at around 4:23pm CET (10:23am U.S. Eastern).  Fleche Wallonne live streaming video is scheduled to get underway from around 2:10pm CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern).

Men's Race
Start time - 11:15 CET, 5:15am ET
Finish time - 16:23 CET, 10:23am ET

Women's Race
Start time - 10:50 CET, 4:50am ET
Finish time - 14:02 CET, 8:02am ET

- The 2018 Fleche Wallonne is being held Wednesday, April 18.

 


The Movistar team of defending champion Alejandro Valverde and numerous other teams did Mur de Huy recon on Tuesday.  Check out the gallery here.
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2018 Fleche Wallonne Profile

 

 


2017 Fleche Wallonne art: Artist Greig Leach painted the 2017 Fleche Wallonne.  Check out of the full gallery here.  The above painting is titled "It Is Possible - Bob Jungels (Quickstep)" by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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