April 19, 2018
Seraing to Huy - 198.5 km
Alaphillipe proves Valverde is mortal with solo win and Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen takes her fourth Flèche Wallonne in a row.
Julian Alaphilippe denied Alejandro Valverde a fifth straight victory at La Flèche Wallonne with an attack that saw him finish four seconds ahead of the Spaniard in Huy. The Frenchman claims his biggest win to date with just before turning 26 years old… the same age Valverde was when he claimed the first of his nine victories in the Ardennes (5 at la Flèche, 4 at Liège). Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Soudal) finished third after an impressive outing on the Mur.
Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen has just won her fourth Flèche Wallonne in a row. The leader of Boels Dolmans Cycling Team surged 200 m before the line to drop her remaining rivals. South African Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio came in second, while American Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) took the bottom step of the podium.
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