Edition 81 of La Flèche Wallonne – The Walloon Arrow in English – is held Wednesday 19 April 2017. The race dates back to 1936 and is marked by steep hills in the Ardennes. As of 1983 the finish is on top of the Wall of Huy, a 1.3 kilometre climb with a steepest section at 17%. In upcoming edition, La Flèche Wallonne totals 200.5 kilometres and takes in nine ascents.
Read more about the route of La Flèche Wallonne 2017.
In 2016, Alejandro Valverde took his fourth win, outpowering Julian Alaphilippe and Dan Martin in the uphill sprint on the Wall of Huy.
With his four wins, three of which in a row, Valverde is sole record holder in La Flèche Wallonne.
La Flèche Wallonne 2017: Height profiles, and more
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Route and profile La Flèche Wallonne
Profile La Flèche Wallonne
Route and profile final lap