Alejandro Valverde takes third consecutive victory at La Flèche Wallonne

The Spaniard took his fourth career victory at the Ardennes Classic in the 2016 edition

Alejandro Valverde wins the 2016 Fleche Wallonne.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took a third consecutive victory at La Flèche Wallonne in the 2016 and 80th edition of the race on Wednesday, winning the sprint to the line atop the Mur de Huy.

It's the veteran Spaniard's fourth victory in the Ardennes Classic, having taken his first win in 2006 before seemingly becoming unbeatable in Flèche since 2014.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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