Julian Alaphilippe put in a phenomenal ride on the final climb of Flèche Wallone to deny Primož Roglič at the line.
The 2021 edition of the Ardennes Classic came down to the traditional uphill sprint on the iconic Mur de Huy, with Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) going head to head in the final 300 metres of the race.
Despite a dangerous early attack on the Mur from Roglič, Alaphilippe perfectly timed his attack, leaving it late and taking the victory in the dying metres.
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Flèche Wallone 2021, Charleroi to Huy (193.6km)
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step