Philippe Gilbert and Julian Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step Floors at Fleche Wallonne
Apr 16 2018 02:11 pm CET

Philippe Gilbert and Julian Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step Floors at Fleche Wallonne
Philippe Gilbert and Julian Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step Floors at Fleche Wallonne
Quick-Step Floors jersey ©Sigfrid Eggers

A squad led by Philippe Gilbert and Julian Alaphilippe will tackle the upcoming Fleche Wallonne with the intentions of being in the front until the last moment.

Though the Belgian team didn't get the expected result at the Amstel Gold Race, a strong squad will face the Fleche Wallonne with Gilbert trying to get another victory in the race and Alaphilippe aiming to equal or improve from the result of 2015, in which he finished second.

"The ten climbs tackled before the final ascent of the Mur de Huy will make up for a tough race, harder than last year," said Sports Director Davide Bramati. "The presence of Côte de la Vecquée and Côte de la Redoute means things will be more demanding in the first part of the course than at the past editions when the action did not start until late in the race.

"We were aggressive in the first of the Ardennes Classics and we will have the same approach in Flèche Wallonne. The boys are in high spirits and know what they have to do, so we are confident we’ll be there when it will come down to crunch time, fighting for another solid result."

Complete squad of Quick-Step Floors for the Fleche Wallonne (18th of April):

Julian Alaphilippe
Philippe Gilbert
Bob Jungels
James Knox
Enric Mas
Maximilian Schachmann
Pieter Serry




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