Joaquim Rodriguez's Fleche Wallonne defence in doubt after Amstel Gold crash

Joaquim Rodriguez, Volta a Catalunya 2013, stage seven

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) placed doubts on his chances of defending his Fl

èche Wallonne title tomorrow (Wednesday). The Spaniard crashed on Sunday in the Amstel Gold Race and said in a press conference today that Flèche Wallonne will be difficult to win.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.