Samuel Sanchez to return in La Fleche Wallonne
Apr 17 2017 05:46 pm CET

Samuel Sanchez to return in La Fleche Wallonne

After his heavy crash at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Samuel Sanchez is set to return in la Fleche Wallonne. The rider of BMC will be the leader of the team along with Dylan Teuns in the Ardennes Classic.

The team will work for one of the two riders to get the victory at the race next Wednesday, April 19th. "This year's course is a little easier than previous editions with a few less climbs, but as is tradition at La Flèche Wallonne, it will probably come down to the last climb, the final ascent of the Mur de Huy. It's a demanding course so it will be the top climbers left at the end," said the team Sports Director Jackson Stewart.

"We will line up with Samuel Sánchez and Dylan Teuns as our main contenders. They have both had decent results here in the past," he added. "We saw at De Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold Race that Dylan is riding really well and Samuel had great form before his crash in Pais Vasco and he seems to have recovered well. I think with the team we have, we can manage a good result on Wednesday."

For Sánchez this is a great opportunity to test his condition after the crash at the Spanish race. "My sensations on the bike are good and I would like to use La Flèche Wallonne to check my physical condition, in particular the recovery of my hand.

"My recovery has been a miracle but very laboured, both physically and mentally. I love the Ardennes and I really wanted to come back for them, so La Flèche Wallonne will be a good opportunity to see where I am at now at this point in the season," the rider commented.
Photo of Samuel Sanchez (cropped) © Tim De Waele/



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