After another successful prediction for the mid week Fleche Wallonne – Cadel Evans, we’re hoping that this week goes just as well.
We managed to find a stream of the race along with Eurosport’s English commentary to soothe the afternoon away. The last K’s were tense, with the breakaway riders trying desperately not to be caught, although the inevitable happened. The final ascent of the Mur de Huy brought together a fight between Cadel, Contador, Joaquin Rodriguez and Igor Anton for the line.
Did Contadors inexperience mean he went to early? Maybe it was his mammoth drive from Spain in the previous days? Either way Cadel stormed over the top and did his World Champs Rainbow Jersey proud.
For this weekend we have chosen:
He’s said “I want that last Spring Classic ride” and after his crashing twice during Paris-Roubaix two weeks ago and being forced to skip Brabantse Pijl he’s bound to be full of energy. “I am back to full training,” he said. “It must have really been a serious crash, because if I put full force on the pedals, I feel it in my knee.”
Given his form, he hope’s this week’s Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège are stepping stones to overall victory at the Giro d’Italia, but he thinks that he could be stronger than ever before for this year’s Ardennes classics after a two-week training camp at altitude in the Sierra Nevada mountains. A fan of mountains and the climbs which feature, Cadel will be one to watch and certainly won’t be allowed to escape easily.
Because we can and because we haven’t seen him for a while, Wiggins must have fresh legs for the weekend. Come on the Brits!