Primoz Roglic attacks early but misses Fleche Wallonne victory

La Fleche Wallonne 2021 - 85th Edition - Charleroi - Mur de Huy 193,6 km - 21/04/2021 - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Jumbo - Visma) - Julian Alaphilippe (FRA - Deceuninck - Quick-Step) - photo Nico Vereecken/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021
Primoz Roglic attacks at La Flèche Wallonne (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) could hardly believe it when Julian Alaphilippe kicked past him with less than a hundred metres to go in La Flèche Wallonne, seemingly convinced that he had done enough to win after surging clear with 350 metres to go. 

The Slovenian opened a significant gap, one has rarely seen before in the mid-week Ardennes Classic, but ultimately paid for his long effort and had little left when Alaphilippe came up alongside him and then went on to win.          

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