Cavalli: "Today, I showed all my strength"
"It’s a big surprise for me to win today. In the Amstel, I won in a different fashion, I surprised everybody with my attack. Today, I showed all my strength. And I couldn’t expect to have the energy to overtake Annemiek van Vleuten in the last 100 metres. She’s the strongest, but we have similar characteristics. She likes to ride hard but with a steady rhythm...
Vollering: "I still feel like I’m dying"
"It was really hard, I almost passed out and I still feel like I’m dying. It was an early start. The race was not going super hard at the beginning and then this lap is really hard with three climbs, including two very steep ones, not only the Mur de Huy but also Cherave. We already tried to make things hard with Anna Shackley at the front, so it was a good situation for...
Cavalli and the Mur are unique
It’s an early start for the 128 women lining up in Huy to take on 133.4km, including three ascents of the Mur de Huy, a first on the occasion of the 25th edition of La Flèche Wallonne Femmes. After a handful of attempts in the first part of the race, Katia Ragusa (Liv Racing Xstra) is the first attacker to get away from the bunch. Anastasia Carbonari (Valcar-Travel...
1. Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)
2. Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar)
3. Demi Vollering (SD Worx), +10''
4. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (SD Worx), +17''
5. Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), +30''
Cavalli wins the 25th La Flèche Wallonne Femmes
Van Vleuten comes 2nd.
Van Vleuten goes with 400m to go
Cavalli is pushing hard to get back...
Van Vleuten sets the pace on the ascent
Lippert, Vollering, Moolman-Pasio and Cavalli follow. Longo Borghini is chasing.
The final ascent of the Mur!
Arlenis Sierra (Movistar) sets the pace for Annemiek van Vleuten.
Back together with 2km to go
Fisher-Black is caught by Kastelijn, Lippert, Sierra and then the rest of the group. Niewiadoma also gets back.
Fisher Black attacks with 3km to go
Vollering, Moolman-Pasio, Rooijakkers, Van Vleuten, Garcia, Lippert, Cavalli, Longo Borghini, Koster, Kastelijn are behind her.
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