Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège announce 2023 teams and routes

HUY BELGIUM APRIL 20 Marta Cavalli of Italy and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope celebrates winning ahead of Annemiek Van Vleuten of Netherlands and Movistar Team during the 25th La Flche Wallonne 2022 Womens Elite a 1334km one day race from Huy to Mur de Huy FlecheWallonne FWwomen on April 20 2022 in Huy Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) celebrates ahead of Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) in winning 2022 La Flèche Wallonne (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The courses and fields for La Flèche Wallonne, April 19, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, April 23, have been set for this spring, with seven wildcard invitations making up the 24-team field for women and four wildcard teams named to complete the field of 25 squads for the men.

Race organisers ASO have confirmed that the opening Belgian race of the Ardennes Classics for the women will have seven wildcard teams. The three Belgian teams include AG Insurance-Soudal-QuickStep, Duolar-Chevalmeire and Lotto Dstny Ladies, along with Cofidis, Auber93, Parkhotel Valkenburg and Team Coop-Hitec Products. In addition, St Michel-Mavic Auber93 will join at La Flèche Wallonne Féminine while a different French team, Arkea Pro Cycling, will be part of the wildcard lineup for Liège. Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling and Lifeplus Wahoo received automatic invites along with the 15 Women’s WorldTour squads at both events.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).