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FLECHE WALLONE

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by pedalrebel (U13927173) 21 April 2009
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Any british interest in tomorrows race? Anybody know?

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posted Apr 22, 2009

Evans looked pretty strong but just lacked that extra gear at the top to beat the fast guys like Rebellin.

Disappointing from Valverde, was in a great position but couldn't stay with it when the road kicked up.

Lelay looks like he could do something in the future, pretty good for a guy who was riding for the Bretagne-Lux team this time last year.

By the way, cyclingnews has Cooke in 6th instead of Blaak. Hare was 18th 0.48 back and Armistead 22nd 1.05 back.

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posted Apr 22, 2009

Maybe I know about this cycling lark than I thought. I had Andy Schleck to win the LBL, and Rebellin to win Amstel so getting the right riders for the wrong races :-)

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posted Apr 22, 2009

If Andy wins on Sunday then we'll dub you a bona fide expert :)

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posted Apr 22, 2009

With my current record a wise gambler would put money on scarponi as he was my bet for the Fleche!

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comment by Ponty1 (U9235186)

posted Apr 22, 2009

Amazing Rebellin! I thought he'd retired aeons ago... Well done that man!

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posted Apr 22, 2009

I don't think Rebellin is ever going to retire. He's going to be riding with a cane in his back pocket in 40 years time.

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posted Apr 23, 2009

I thought Nicole came 6th ?

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posted Apr 23, 2009

Yeah, that's the top 10 they gave during the race, but apparently it was Nicole Cooke who came in sixth.

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comment by Ian B (U3864728)

posted Apr 24, 2009

What a supremely crazy race - I love it (have seen the TV coverage a few times in recent years).

Rebellin just seems to understand the timing of when to attack on the final climb.

Evans was the same as last year - went too early and tried to churn away from the pack but just isn't explosive enough to do it on such an absurdly steep climb

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posted Apr 29, 2009

Ah the difference a week makes...

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