Italy's Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) won Fleche Wallonne with a perfectly-timed surge to the top of the Mur de Huy, the race's key climb.

The 36 year-old Italian was not part of a late attack that included Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) and Danilo Di Luca and so had the strength to power clear at the top of the steep climb and win by six seconds. Valverde finished second and Di Luca was third ahead of Matthias Kessler (Astana) and Riccardo Ricco (Saunier Duval).

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