5 riders to watch at La Flèche Wallonne

Riders to watch in La Flèche Wallonne 2021
Riders to watch in La Flèche Wallonne 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Ardennes Classics continue on Wednesday with the 85th edition of La Flèche Wallonne, the penultimate chance for Classics stars to get a big result during the spring before focus moves to the stage racing season.

Riders will tackle 193.6 kilometres in the midweek race of the Ardennes triple, with three ascents of the brutally steep Mur de Huy – including the finishing climb – among 12 major hills lying between the peloton and glory in Wallonia.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.