La Flèche Wallonne 2021: all you need to know

All the details of La Flèche Wallonne and La Flèche Wallonne Femmes, taking place on Wednesday April 21 in 2021

The second of three Ardennes Classics, La Flèche Wallonne and La Flèche Wallonne Femmes will take place on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

Whilst the Amstel Gold Race and Liège added women’s races in 2017, La Flèche Wallonne Femmes is returning for its 24th edition, alongside the men’s race now in its 85th year.

The reigning champion on the men’s side is a new face after the 2020 race with young Swiss rider, Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) taking the win.

The women’s side still looks very similar as Anna van der Breggen (Team SD Worx) has taken the last six editions of the race.

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 2021 route

The route for 2021 is yet to be released but they are expected to be similar to 2020 with punishing laps around Huy finishing on the famous Mur.

We will update this page as soon as we have the up-to-date information.

La Flèche Wallonne 2021 start list

 

La Flèche Wallonne Femmes 2021 start list

 

La Flèche Wallonne 2021 TV schedule

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

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
2020: Marc Hirschi (SUI) Team Sunweb

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
2020: Anna van der Breggen (NED)  Boels-Dolmans