Swiss pearl Hirschi wins Walloon Arrow, young Vansevenant colors race | Walloon Arrow 2020



The Walloon Arrow has become prey for the Swiss revelation Marc Hirschi. As expected, the Wall of Huy became the executioner and Hirschi knocked Frenchman Benoît Cosnefroy and Canadian Michael Woods off the wheel.

De Waalse Pijl in a nutshell

  • Key moment: Mauri Vansevenant surprises at 21 by being the last to survive the flight of the day. The neo-pro of Deceuninck-Quick Step drives into Huy with a slight lead, but then tumbles straight into the canal. He scrambles back on his bike at lightning speed, but that fall has lost the last glimmer of hope for a stunt.
  • Winner of the day: Marc Hirschi was only at the start of the Flèche Wallonne for the first time, but after his impressive Tour and World Championship he was immediately bombarded to the favorites. Although he made his debut, he arranged his final climb better than experienced Wall Climbers like Woods and Kwiatkowski.
  • Statistics: Only 1 rider was younger than Marc Hirschi since World War II when he won the Flèche Wallonne: Eddy Merckx was a few months younger in 1967 than Hirschi is now.

Watch the podium ceremony of the Flèche Wallonne here

  1. 16 hours 28 match ended
  2. 4 p.m. 23. Hirschi is already laughing happily and receiving all the congratulations. Super shape. .
  3. 4 p.m. 22. Hirschi wins! Hirschi throws his bike across the finish line just before Woods’s. The Swiss immediately wins the Walloon Arrow on his debut. Cosnefroy finishes third. .
  4. 4 pm 22. Pogacar has to drop out. It’s going to be Woods versus Hirschi. .
  5. 4:21 pm Woods takes over from Woods, Hirschi in his wheel. .
  6. 4 pm 21. Porte leads the pack. Can anyone still do that? Hirschi and Pogacar still have a surplus. .
  7. 4:21 PM Woods is now also moving up. Porte is also there. .
  8. 4:20 PM Wellens is hanging on the rack. It will not come from him. Vanendert is on the 3rd row. .
  9. 4 pm 19. Hirschi, Pogacar and Kwiatkowski are good at the front when turning up. Devenyns brings up Bagioli. .
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