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La Flèche Wallonne 2024 – Analysing the contenders

Demi Vollering winning La Flèche Wallonne in 2023

La Flèche Wallonne and La Flèche Wallonne Femmes are Classics unique among the calendar of WorldTour races, culminating with the leg-breakingly steep climb, the 1.3km Mur de Huy which hits 22% in places as it winds up beyond the Walloon town of Huy.

The race is somewhat unique for a one-day Classic in that all the deciding action is confined to the final 1.3km of the race up the double-digit gradients of the ‘wall’. As such, it suits puncheurs and pure climbs with explosivity in their legs.

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