The Mur de Huy: where La Flèche Wallonne will be won or lost

The Mur de Huy is one of the steepest and most spectacular finishing climbs in cycling. With its continued presence in the Flèche Wallonne, we have a look at this famous climb

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

“The last climb of the Mur is everything. It’s just 1,300 metres of road, but when I won, that road went on for ever, especially the last few metres. I never felt such pain and ecstasy at the same time,” Mario Aerts, Flèche Wallonne winner in 2002. 

Mario Aerts winning the Flèche Wallonne in 2001. Photo: Graham Watson

Mario Aerts winning the Flèche Wallonne. Photo: Graham Watson

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Chris Sidwells
Freelance Journalist & Author

Chris has written thousands of articles for magazines, newspapers and websites throughout the world. He’s written 25 books about all aspects of cycling in multiple editions and translations into at least 25

different languages. He’s currently building his own publishing business with Cycling Legends Books, Cycling Legends Events,, and the Cycling Legends Podcast