This Wednesday the UCI Women’s WorldTour continues with La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, a tough climbing test in the Ardennes suited to puncheurs and climbers. The 19th edition finishes atop the classic ascent of the Mur de Huy and features 11 other climbs along the 137km route.
Coach Dirk Reuling (NED) said: “La Flèche Wallonne Féminine is the sixth round of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and it is going to be a hard race, especially with two steep climbs in the finale. We did a recon last Saturday in dry conditions, which went very well and studied the parcours to know what to expect.
“It is essential to be at the front at the bottom of the final climb, the Mur de Huy. Riding as a team will be important to support Leah in the positioning before the key sections and to be able to contest the finish. Leah has shown this season that she can perform well at WorldTour level races and we will aim for a place among the top 15 with her.”