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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.

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La Fleche Wallonne is happening tomorrow! I’m pretty excited, we get live coverage here in SA (don’t hate) and I’d dig to see Andy take the win, I mean he did finish second to a CERA rider two years ago, so it’d be nice to get his own back.

It’s also one of the only Classics that Contador attends, so he’ll most likely lighten up the race as he did last year when he almost won. Unfortunately I don’t think Cadel Evans will do the double since he was out of training for 5 days after crashing and injuring his knee.

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Others to look out for are : Aleksandre Kolobnev, Sammy Sanchez and maybe even Phillippe Gilbert, although I think he’s a little on the heavy side for a finale like this one.

Can’t wait, I hope ya’ll all be watching.