La Flèche Wallonne 2021: Alaphilippe outperforms Roglic at Wall of Huy

Julian Alaphilippe fleche - La Flèche Wallonne 2021: Alaphilippe outperforms Roglic at Wall of Huyimage: Cor VosAs always, La Flèche Wallonne comes down to the last climb up the Wall of Huy. Julian Alaphilippe outguns Primoz Roglic on the plateau at the top, while Alejandro Valverde finishes in third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results La Flèche Wallonne 2021

1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
3. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.06
4. Michael Woods (can) + 0.08
5. Warren Barguil (fra) + 0.11
6. Tom Pidcock (gbr) s.t.
7. David Gaudu (fra) s.t.
8. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
9. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.
10. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) + 0.16

Race report
Peloton still bunched after 20 kilometres of hard racing. Then Maurits Lammertink, Julian Mertens, Sander Armée, Alex Howes and Sylvain Moniquet try their luck. Louis Vervaeke, Diego Rosa and Simone Velasco bridge across and the eight carve out a lead of almost 6 minutes.

Vervaeke, Armée, Moniquet and Lammertink are the remaining attackers in the last lap.

Lammertink heads out alone on the Chemin des Gueuses climb and he is caught just before the finish climb.

Roglic accelerates with 300 metres to go. He opens up a gap before Alaphilippe makes it back to his wheel. The World Champion overhauls the Slovene on the false flat in the last 100 metres. He takes the win, while record holder Valverde takes third place.

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