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No rivals for Alejandro on the Wall of Huy

No rivals for Alejandro on the Wall of Huy

He won his 3rd Flèche Wallonne

Alejandro had no rivals on the Wall of Huy where he won for the first time (already winner in 2006 and 2014) after making the perfect climb. 

Thanks to that victory, the Spaniard is now the second of the WorldTour ranking.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“At the end of the day, Huy is a climb that suits me perfectly well and I can only come for the win here – I’m super happy this happened again today. It was an extremely hard day, with a lot of nerves out there, loads of crashes… it is some time since I’ve raced on such a tense field as today’s. There were crashes already with 130km to go, some of them happening within the first 30 places of the bunch… just dangerous.

“I felt really willing to fight for it, the team is doing splendid these days and we could only do our best to win. It was always under control today – ever since we started controlling the pace into the bunch, then with Giovanni Visconti into the break. With the climb of Cherave, everyone was more tired at the foot of the Mur and that really had an impact. I came into the final climb in a great position and decided to lead the pace so I didn’t get boxed in – I could also control all moves from the front and still save some energy for the finish. With 200 meters to go, It already seemed clear to me I could win this one, because I was keeping the position and had the legs to push and contest the sprint with everything until the finish line.

“Winning here three times is something I’m really happy about, and even more being so regular: second in Amstel the other day, now winning Flèche… we’ll see what happens in Liège on Sunday. It’s a really beautiful race, maybe the one I like the most and the one that suits me best, and I dream of being again in the mix there. We’re in high morale but also really calm: having won this one and always staying on the podium, we are confident we can fight again on Sunday.”