Last arrow by Alejandro Valverde


The temperature in the cycling pack continues to rise as the season progresses. This Wednesday the 86th edition of Walloon Arrow, on an extended route of 202.1 kilometers and dotted eleven heights of fireworks called to detonate the test. A race that will reunite the cream of the international cycling crop, with the outstanding presence of Alexander Valverde.

At the door of turn 42, ‘The bullet’ will once again aspire to be among the best in what could be considered his career, after winning five times (2006, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) third last year. The Murcian runner of the team Movistar He is still the cyclist with the most wins (5) in second in the trials Ardennes Classicsor known as Ardennes TriptychAmstel Gold Race, Walloon Arrow at Liège-Bastogne-Liège– in the year of his farewell, which no doubt adds a special flavor to the presence of ‘Balaverde’ already in the race.

Alejandro will be supported in training on the phone Enrique Morealthough it will not be easy to reach privileged positions due to registered cyclists, such as Tadej Pogacar, Remco Evenepoel, Julian Alaphilippe -winner in 2021- Jonas Vingegaard, Aleksandr Vlasov, Diego Ulissi or Michael Woodsto highlight some, and among those not primoz roglicwhich continues to drag on physical discomfort after the finish Itzulia.

In its 86th edition, the main novelty of the Walloon Fleche is the increase of ten kilometers on its route, in addition to the change in the last circuit of Cote du Chemin des Gueuses of one of Cote de Cherave. What does not change is the need of this Belgian classic, with the ascent of eleven heights on the route, the ascent of the last circuit to the height ofand Ereffe (2,100 meters at 5%), cherave (1,300 meters to 8.1%) and the famous huy wall, less than seven kilometers from the end, with its 1.3 kilometers at 9.1% and ramps up 19%.

Prior to the men’s event, the women’s event will be held, which is celebrating its 25th edition this year and will be held at a distance of 133.4 kilometers.

Source: La Verdad


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