La Flèche Wallonne 2020: all you need to know

All the details of La Flèche Wallonne and La Flèche Wallonne Femmes, taking place on Wednesday September 30 in 2020

The first of three Ardennes Classics during the rejigged 2020 season, La Flèche Wallonne and La Flèche Wallonne Femmes will take place on Wednesday September 30.

Whilst the Amstel Gold Race and Liège added women’s races in 2017, La Flèche Wallonne Femmes is returning for its 23rd edition, alongside the men’s race now in its 84th year.

The reigning winners remain unchanged going into 2020 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) and Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) took victory in 2019 and 2018.

La Flèche Wallonne is essentially won or lost on the short but brutal Mur de Huy (1.3km at 9.6 per cent), the steepest finishing climb in Classics cycling, which features three times along the 202km course.

La Flèche Wallonne 2020 route

This year, the men’s race will start in Herve – it will be the first time the town has hosted the race, or indeed any WorldTour race, also, the race shall pass briefly through the country of Luxembourg.

The partnership between the Province of Liège and organisers ASO is due to last until 2024. The race will start in a new Walloon town or municipality each year – in 2020 it is Herve. Regardless of the start, both the men’s and women’s races will continue to be decided atop of the Mur de Huy, thanks to a deal with the town of Huy.

The 29km finishing circuit – which the riders will complete twice – sees them climb the Côte d’Ereffe, Côte de Cherave, and Mur de Huy – finishing atop the Mur after 202km of racing.

The women conclude their race with two laps of the same finishing circuit after 124km.

La Flèche Wallonne Femmes Route

La Flèche Wallonne Femmes Route

La Flèche Wallonne 2020 start list

Deceuninck – Quick-Step

1 JUNGELS Bob
2 BAGIOLI Andrea
3 CAVAGNA Rémi
4 DECLERCQ Tim
5 DEVENYNS Dries
6 GARRISON Ian
7 VANSEVENANT Mauri

Astana Pro Team

11 FRAILE Omar
12 CONTRERAS Rodrigo
13 GREGAARD Jonas
14 HOULE Hugo
15 IZAGIRRE Gorka
16 KUDUS Merhawi

UAE Team Emirates

21 POGAČAR Tadej
22 ARDILA Andrés Camilo
23 COSTA Rui
24 HENAO Sergio
25 MUÑOZ Cristian Camilo
26 POLANC Jan
27 RAVASI Edward

Lotto-Soudal

31 WELLENS Tim
32 DEWULF Stan
33 FRISON Frederik
34 GOOSSENS Kobe
35 MERTZ Rémy
36 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
37 VAN MOER Brent

Bora-Hansgrohe

41 KÄMNA Lennard
42 GAMPER Patrick
43 GATTO Oscar
44 KONRAD Patrick
45 MCCARTHY Jay
46 SAGAN Juraj
47 SCHELLING Ide

Trek – Segafredo

51 PORTE Richie
52 KAMP Alexander
53 LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
54 RIES Michel
55 SIMMONS Quinn
56 SKUJIŅŠ Toms

Team Sunweb

61 HIRSCHI Marc
62 ARENSMAN Thymen
63 DONOVAN Mark
64 GALL Felix
65 POWER Robert
66 STORER Michael
67 VAN WILDER Ilan

NTT Pro Cycling

71 GASPAROTTO Enrico
72 BARBERO Carlos
73 BATTISTELLA Samuele
74 DYBALL Benjamin
75 KING Ben
76 KREUZIGER Roman
77 MÄDER Gino

Movistar Team

81 ARCAS Jorge
82 ALBA Juan Diego
83 ELOSEGUI Iñigo
84 JORGENSON Matteo
85 PRADES Eduard
86 ROJAS José Joaquín

Ag2r La Mondiale

91 CHEREL Mikaël
92 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
93 COSNEFROY Benoît
94 FRANK Mathias
95 GODON Dorian
96 JAUREGUI Quentin
97 VUILLERMOZ Alexis

Bahrain – McLaren

101 LANDA Mikel
102 BUITRAGO Santiago
103 INKELAAR Kevin
104 MOHORIČ Matej
105 POELS Wout
106 TEUNS Dylan
107 WILLIAMS Stephen

Jumbo-Visma

111 DUMOULIN Tom
112 DE PLUS Laurens
113 HOFSTEDE Lennard
114 LEEZER Tom
115 MARTENS Paul
116 VINGEGAARD Jonas

Ineos Grenadiers

121 KWIATKOWSKI Michał
122 GOŁAŚ Michał
123 HAYTER Ethan
124 HENAO Sebastián
125 SOSA Iván Ramiro
126 WURF Cameron

Circus – Wanty Gobert

131 BAKELANTS Jan
132 DEGAND Thomas
133 DOUBEY Fabien
134 EIKING Odd Christian
135 LAMMERTINK Maurits
136 PETILLI Simone
137 VAN MELSEN Kévin

Groupama – FDJ

141 MADOUAS Valentin
142 ARMIRAIL Bruno
143 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
144 MOLARD Rudy
145 REICHENBACH Sébastien
146 ROUX Anthony
147 SEIGLE Romain

CCC Team

151 GESCHKE Simon
152 BARTA Will
153 DE MARCHI Alessandro
154 HIRT Jan
155 PALUTA Michał
156 ZIMMERMANN Georg

EF Pro Cycling

161 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
162 CARTHY Hugh
163 HIGUITA Sergio
164 HOWES Alex
165 KEUKELEIRE Jens
166 URÁN Rigoberto
167 WOODS Michael

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

171 HERRADA Jesús
172 BARCELÓ Fernando
173 FINÉ Eddy
174 HERRADA José
175 LAFAY Victor
176 MATÉ Luis Ángel
177 PÉRICHON Pierre-Luc

Mitchelton-Scott

181 SCHULTZ Nick
182 ALBASINI Michael
183 BAUER Jack
184 GRMAY Tsgabu
185 IMPEY Daryl
186 PEÁK Barnabás

Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise

191 SPRENGERS Thomas
192 DE VYLDER Lindsay
193 DELTOMBE Kevin
194 MERTENS Julian
195 PLANCKAERT Emiel
196 VAN POUCKE Aaron
197 WARLOP Jordi

Alpecin-Fenix

201 VERVAEKE Louis
202 JANSSENS Jimmy
203 SBARAGLI Kristian
204 THWAITES Scott
205 TULETT Ben
206 VAKOČ Petr
207 VERGAERDE Otto

Bingoal – Wallonie Bruxelles

211 VANENDERT Jelle
212 HUYS Laurens
213 LIETAER Eliot
214 LIVYNS Arjen
215 MOLLY Kenny
216 PAASSCHENS Mathijs
217 PEYSKENS Dimitri

Israel Start-Up Nation

221 MARTIN Dan
222 GOLDSTEIN Omer
223 HERMANS Ben
224 HOLLENSTEIN Reto
225 NEILANDS Krists
226 PICCOLI James
227 SUTHERLAND Rory

Total Direct Energie

231 HIVERT Jonathan
232 BURGAUDEAU Mathieu
233 FERRON Valentin
234 GAILLARD Marlon
235 GRELLIER Fabien
236 OURSELIN Paul
237 SIMON Julien

Arkéa-Samsic

241 BARGUIL Warren
242 ANACONA Winner
243 BONNAMOUR Franck
244 DECLERCQ Benjamin
245 HARDY Romain
246 LEDANOIS Kévin
247 OWSIAN Łukasz

La Flèche Wallonne Femmes 2020 start list

Boels – Dolmans

1 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
2 BUURMAN Eva
3 CANUEL Karol-Ann
4 MAJERUS Christine
5 PIETERS Amy
7 VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal

Mitchelton-Scott

12 ALLEN Jessica
13 BROWN Grace
14 ENSING Janneke
15 KENNEDY Lucy
16 WILLIAMS Georgia

CCC-Liv

21 VOS Marianne
22 BERTIZZOLO Sofia
23 MOOLMAN Ashleigh
24 PALADIN Soraya
25 ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena
26 STULTIENS Sabrina

Parkhotel Valkenburg

31 VOLLERING Demi
32 BUYSMAN Nina
33 KOSTER Anouska
34 NILSSON Hanna
35 SWINKELS Karlijn
36 VAN DER BURG Nancy

Canyon/SRAM Racing

41 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
43 BARNES Hannah
44 CECCHINI Elena
45 CROMWELL Tiffany
46 RYAN Alexis
48 SHAPIRA Omer

Trek-Segafredo

51 DEIGNAN Elizabeth
52 CORDON-RAGOT Audrey
53 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
54 PLICHTA Anna
55 WILES Tayler
56 WINDER Ruth

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope

61 LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
62 CHAPMAN Brodie
63 DUVAL Eugénie
64 GUILMAN Victorie
65 MUZIC Évita
66 WIEL Jade

Team Sunweb

71 LIPPERT Liane
72 JACKSON Alison
73 KIRCHMANN Leah
74 LABOUS Juliette
75 MACKAIJ Floortje
76 OLAUSSON Wilma

Alé BTC Ljubljana

81 GARCÍA Mavi
82 BUJAK Eugenia
83 CHURSINA Anastasiia
84 GUDERZO Tatiana
85 PINTAR Urša
86 YONAMINE Eri

Movistar Team

91 AALERUD Katrine
93 ERIĆ Jelena
94 GONZÁLEZ Alicia
95 PATIÑO Paula Andrea
96 RODRÍGUEZ Gloria
98 OYARBIDE Lourdes

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

101 MAGNALDI Erica
102 ASENCIO Laura
103 HAMMES Kathrin
104 LETH Julie
105 RIJKES Sarah
106 VIECELI Lara

Valcar – Travel & Service

111 CAVALLI Marta
112 BALSAMO Elisa
113 GUAZZINI Vittoria
115 PIERGIOVANNI Federica Damiana
116 POLLICINI Silvia

Équipe Paule Ka

121 HARVEY Mikayla
122 CHABBEY Elise
123 FISHER-BLACK Niamh
124 NOSKOVÁ Nikola

Lotto Soudal Ladies

131 VAN DE VELDE Julie
132 BEEKHUIS Teuntje
135 MEERTENS Lone
136 VANDENBULCKE Jesse

Cogeas – Mettler Pro Cycling Team

141 NOVOLODSKAIA Mariia
142 FISHER Annabel
143 GALIMULLINA Iuliia
144 GAREEVA Aigul
146 RÜEGG Noemi
147 KLIMOVA Diana

Astana Womens Team

151 SIERRA Arlenis
153 MORENO Blanca Liliana
155 RAGUSA Katia
156 SHEKEL Olga

Team TIBCO – SVB

161 STEPHENS Lauren
162 DIXON Leah
163 FAULKNER Kristen
164 KESSLER Nina
165 LUCAS Sharlotte
166 MALSEED Shannon

Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport

171 HANSELMANN Nicole
172 DOCX Mieke
173 SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin
174 SCHWEINBERGER Christina
175 STEIGENGA Nicole
176 DE GROOT Marieke

Aromitalia Vaiano

181 LELEIVYTĖ Rasa
182 BORGHESI Letizia
183 CARBONARI Anastasia
184 CIPRIANI Carmela
185 COLLINELLI Sofia
186 MARCHESINI Giulia

Team Arkéa

191 LEVENEZ Sandra
192 HOUDIN Coralie
193 JOUNIER Lucie
194 LAURANCE Typhaine
195 MORICHON Anais
196 VERHULST Gladys

Ciclotel

201 KULYNYCH Olha
202 DE BAAT Kim
203 KONONENKO Valeriya
204 SHARPE Alice
205 VAN DE VEL Sara
206 VAN HAAFTEN Kirstie

Chevalmeire Cycling Team

211 RATTO Rossella
212 DE JONG Thalita
215 MOONEN Puck
216 VAN DEN STEEN Kelly

Charente-Maritime Women Cycling

221 DEMAY Coralie
222 ABGRALL Noémie
223 COUTINHO Alice
224 GRANGIER India
225 SOUYRIS Manon

Massi – Tactic Women Team

231 BENITO Mireia
232 MARTIN Isabel
233 MORENO Martina
234 NUÑO Nerea
235 PILOTE-FORTIN Gabrielle
236 TRIAS Mireia

La Flèche Wallonne 2020 TV schedule

TV times are yet to be released, but it is expected that the race will be broadcast on Eurosport.

You can also keep up to date via the official Twitter, account @flechewallone and the official website: http://www.letour.fr/la-fleche-wallonne/

La Flèche Wallonne previous winners

2000 Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Vini Caldirola–Sidermec
2001 Rik Verbrugghe (BEL) Lotto–Adecco
2002 Mario Aerts (BEL) Lotto–Adecco
2003 Igor Astarloa (ESP) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004 Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner
2005 Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas–Bianchi
2006 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d’Epargne–Illes Balears
2007 Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner
2008 Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road
2009 Davide Rebellin (ITA) Diquigiovanni–Androni
2010 Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team
2011 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012 Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha
2013 Daniel Moreno (ESP) Team Katusha
2014 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2015 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2016 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2017 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2018 Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors
2019 Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Deceuninck–Quick-Step

La Flèche Wallonne Femmes previous winners

2000 Geneviève Jeanson (CAN)
2001 Fabiana Luperini (ITA) Edil Savino
2002 Fabiana Luperini (ITA) Edil Savino
2003 Nicole Cooke (GBR) Ausra Gruodis-Safi
2004 Sonia Huguet (FRA) French National Team
2005 Nicole Cooke (GBR)  Safi-Pasta Zara Manhattan
2006 Nicole Cooke (GBR) Univega Pro Cycling Team
2007 Marianne Vos (NED) DSB Bank – LTO
2008 Marianne Vos (NED) DSB Bank – LTO
2009 Marianne Vos (NED) DSB Bank – LTO
2010 Emma Pooley (GBR) Cervelo Test Team
2011 Marianne Vos (NED) Nederland Bloeit
2012 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-Lululemon
2013 Marianne Vos (NED) Rabo Women Cycling Team
2014 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA) Rabo-Liv
2015 Anna van der Breggen (NED) Rabo-Liv
2016 Anna van der Breggen (NED) Rabo-Liv
2017 Anna van der Breggen (NED)  Boels-Dolmans
2018 Anna van der Breggen (NED)  Boels-Dolmans
2019 Anna van der Breggen (NED)  Boels-Dolmans