Ten days ago at the Amstel Gold Race, thrashing the legs of everyone on the last climb didn’t work for Annemiek van Vleuten. Fast forward to La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, and on the final ascent of the Mur de Huy it was heartbreak once more. 

You would think Van Vlueten would have learned something from Amstel Gold, but seemingly not. Yet again, she was outsmarted by Marta Cavalli. Though this time, it was the misjudgement on how to pace herself on the 19% slopes that was striking. 


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