La Flèche Wallonne 2016 Preview


“Ardennes Week” is in full swing. The peloton took on the Cauberg this past weekend, which can only mean it’s time for the Mur de Huy this Wednesday… The Route La Flèche Wallonne is surprisingly short, particularly this year, at just 196 kilometers. There are officially 12 climbs on the menu, starting Read More →

La Flèche Wallonne 2015 Preview


After the opening act of the Amstel Gold Race, the hilly Classics specialists head to Belgium for La Flèche Wallonne. A rare midweek WorldTour one-day event, it’s more than just a warmup for Liège-Bastogne-Liège: the “Walloon Arrow” is a major prize for the explosive climbers, and they’re here in droves Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Amstel Gold Race + La Flèche Wallonne 2015 Pre-race Show


Episode 9: Amstel Gold Race + La Flèche Wallonne 2015 Pre-race Show The Recon Ride presents a double helping of pre-race analysis for the Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne. The peloton heads for the hills to take on the Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne, the first Read More →

Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege Post-race Impressions: Ardennes Week in Review


Three Ardennes week contests, three different winners, all of them among the biggest names in the one-day racing—Philippe Gilbert, Alejandro Valverde, and Simon Gerrans are all past Monument Classic winners, so it doesn’t get much bigger than that. Gilbert’s return to form was the big story of the beginning of the week: Read More →

La Fleche Wallonne 2014 Preview


The first of three Ardennes Classics went to former World Champ Philippe Gilbert on Sunday after he put the hammer down on his favorite hunting ground, the Cauberg. His uphill strike was so powerful that not even the likes of Alejandro Valverde or Michal Kwiatkowski could reel him in over Read More →