Photo – Karenn Edwards
A busy week for picks with La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday and Liege Bastigne Liege on Sunday. Stay alert to get your picks in. New folk welcome – it’s never too late to join as there are spot prizes still to come for the Grand Tours.
More writeup to follow but Picks for La Flèche Wallonne are open Monday and Tuesday.
Liege Bastogne Liege picks open on Wednesday after Fleche Wallonne.
This years Liege Bastogne Liege Men is over a route of 256 Km. No prizes for it running from Liege via Bastogne and then back to Liege,
with the Femmes at 138 Km starting in Bastogne and finishing in Liege.
Details of the Mens route and riders can be found here and for the Femmes here.
For the men last years top 5 were:
and for the Femmes:
- van der Breggen
- van Vleuten
- van Dijk
Fuglsang riding to the limit – if not slightly beyond!
No Sagan at Liege. https://www.velonews.com/2019/04/news/sagan-will-skip-liege-as-his-classics-season-fizzles-out_493008
Apparently, according to Team Sunweb’s blog Michael Matthews says that his form is not where he would like to be despite an eighth place at Fleche Wallonne. I hope he’s bluffing if I stick with my current picks. Should I persist with Kwato too? He has been up there at the end a few time but not quite on the money so far.
Pozzovivo crashed heavily today and was flown to hospital. Fortunately it seems as he has no serious injuries but has collected another set of facial injuries and concussion. Heal well Domenico.