Dan Martin rejects calls for Flèche Wallonne route change after finishing second to Valverde once again

Irishman hopes race will continue with Mur de Huy finish.

The Flèche Wallonne 2017 podium (Credit: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Despite finishing on the podium for the third time, Dan Martin believes the Flèche Wallonne finish line should stay where it is. The Quick-Step Floors rider finished the classic in second place behind Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) on Wednesday, but says the race has character and should not be changed to stop one man winning.

Valverde took his fourth successive win - the fifth of his long career - extending the record number of wins he set last year, and Martin has been on the on the podium behind him on three of those occasions.

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