La Flèche Wallonne: September 30th, 2020

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Who will win La Flèche Wallonne 2020?


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Vanendert's chances are growing, because he seems to be the only one who takes this race seriously. Now that we finally have a trustworthy start list I'll give my stars:

****Pogacar, Kwiatkowski
***Hirschi, Dumoulin
**Landa, Porte, Woods, Vanendert
*Wellens, Jungels, Konrad, Kreuziger, G. Izagirre, D. Martin
 
Interesting - and weird - that Alaphilippe decides to pass on this. It's 5 minutes of bikeracing to add another classic to your palmares. However, with Alaphilippe out, the field is very open this year. Woods, Hirschi, Kwiatkowski and Pogacar are my favorites here.
I get it. He burned a lot of matches at the Tour, raced a hard World's a week later, and has LBL this weekend. I'm a little disappointed he won't be there with the jersey on but it opens up the race, and I totally get him needing a mid-week break. Hopefully he's enjoyed some partying the last couple of nights and will be well rested to show the jersey in LBL. I get it from his POV.
 
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for sure, even one week after the Worlds it's usually tough to be back in action- let alone on Wednesday. Will be interesting to see how guys like Hirschi, Woods or Dumoulin figure, but it wouldn't be too surprising to see them off pace
 
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No idea. You know who will tell you that it has been known all along and that he only wants to ride a farewell procession for the Spanish fans. In truth, it makes no sense. Hopefully it's because he wants to be fresh for LBL.
I'd say there's more than one who'd make a dignifying excuse.

Movistar's lineup's a man short which makes me think it was a late withdrawal.
Don't know what's been their preliminary lineup, though.
 

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