By Nigel Wynn
The Mur de Huy in Belgium has earned it place as one of cycle sport's iconic climbs, mainly thanks to its inclusion as the finishing climb of the Fleche Wallonne classic.
This year, the Mur de Huy provides the finale of stage three of the Tour de France - a nasty, leg-sapping climb whose gradient averages just under 10 per cent for 1.3 kilometres. The climb is sure to play its part in shaping the opening week of the 2015 Tours.
To add to the atmosphere on the climb, it is always lined with thousands of vocal Belgian cycling fans and painted with the word 'Huy' along its length in a distinctive typeface.
This film looks back at the use of the Mur de Huy in Fleche Wallonne and the Tour de France over the years, with original footage from key races won by the likes of Rik Verbrugghe, Philippe Gilbert and Cadel Evans.
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