Stevie Williams becomes first Brit to win men's La Flèche Wallonne

He sealed the day with an unstoppable attack on the Mur de Huy

Stevie WIlliams wins the 2024 Fleche Wallonne
(Image credit: Getty Images / Dario Belingheri)

Stevie Williams won a cold and wet La Flèche Wallonne after putting in a lacerating attack with 250m to go on the Mur de Huy, to become the first male British winner of the Belgian Classic.

Kévin Vauquelin (Arkéa-B&B Hotels) and Maxim Van Gils (Lotto-Dstny) were second and third, with Vauquelin almost catching Israel-Premier Tech rider Williams to finish in the same time, and Van Gils three seconds back.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.