Awaiting the riders at Flèche Ardennaise today would be a tough route of 179 kilometres that featured several climbs on a bigger loop, before a constantly undulating finish circuit. From the gun the racing was on and the Development program were ever present in any attacks, with Nils Sinschek making an early escape that got a gap of around 15 seconds. It would be brought back though and the the attacking nature of the race would continue for a staggering 90 kilometres before an eventual break would form, which featured Tim Naberman.
That group of five would continue on at the head of the race, working well together and building up an advantage of almost two minutes. A large counter attack formed out of the peloton and would make its way across to the five ahead, meaning there was a group of 18 up the road. With most teams represented they quickly built up an advantage and it would prove to be the decisive move of the day. Eventual race winner Pellaud attacked on one of the many climbs and splintered the group, with Naberman dropping back after having expended a lot of energy earlier.
Team Sunweb worked hard in the bunch to try and set things up for Marius Mayrhofer, but the riders out front would be too far ahead. Mayrhofer would be the first rider home for the team, finishing within the peloton.