Who can stop Tadej Pogačar? Victory at La Flèche Wallonne one more step on the road to Ardennes triple

The UAE Team Emirates rider has won the Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne. Only Liège-Bastogne-Liège waits

Tadej Pogačar at La Flèche Wallonne
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The Mur de Huy is one of the biggest inevitabilities in professional cycling. Since its introduction in 1985 as the finish for La Flèche Wallonne, the vertiginous road up to the Mont Mosan amusement park has almost always been the place where the Classic is decided, a habit that has been running for almost 30 years now.

This year, Tadej Pogačar has seemed inevitable. The UAE Team Emirates rider has tasted victory on over half the days he has raced, a frankly ridiculous sweep of races which covers everything from Paris-Nice to the Tour of Flanders.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.