Phonak betting on Merckx and Moos in Fleche Wallonne

Team Phonak will be competing on two fronts today: at the Tour de Georgia and La Flèche Wallonne....

Team Phonak will be competing on two fronts today: at the Tour de Georgia and La Flèche Wallonne. The Belgian classic covers 202 km from Charleroi to Huy, where the fourth stage of the Tour de France will also start from on July 5. With the finish atop the famous Mur de Huy (1.3 km at 10 percent), it usually all comes down to that last climb.

Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero, who was Phonak's best rider at the Amstel Gold Race (7th), travelled to his native Spain on Monday where he will train intensively for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, which is scheduled for next Sunday. Thus, Phonak has named Axel Merckx and Alexandre Moos as leaders for Wednesday. The Swiss rider has already demonstrated his outstanding form as a support rider on several occasions this spring. Uros Murn, who injured his hand during a crash at Paris-Roubaix and therefore didn't compete in the Amstel Gold Race, will return to action for the team.

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