“Why does nobody attack?” said Andy Schleck. “Why does everyone ride for second place, eh? Because, if you don’t attack and [Joaquim] Rodriguez gets to the bottom of the Mur in the front group that’s what you will be racing for, second place.”
La Flèche Wallonne was raced yesterday, so I took the train to the city of Huy in East Belgium. The weather has been really good and non-belgian in all of this years races that I have witnessed and yesterday was no exception. +20C and sunshine made the climbing of the Mur de Huy excruciating, especially when they had to do it three times. The Finnish flag and Jussi Veikkanen in the second to last photo.
Radioshack Nissan Trek team rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg reacts as he crosses the finishing line of the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy April 18, 2012. Schleck finished 20th. (via Photo from Reuters Pictures)