Michael Matthews returns to Fleche Wallonne to improve from 2018 result
Apr 24 2019 06:20 am CET

Michael Matthews returns to Fleche Wallonne to improve from 2018 result
Michael Matthews returns to Fleche Wallonne to improve from 2018 result
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Michael Matthews returns to La Fleche Wallonne to lead Team Sunweb. The Australian finished in the fifth position in the 2018 edition of the race.

The Ardennes classic will be 195.5 kilometres long and will take the riders through a route that features eleven climbs, including three ascents of the famous Mur de Huy, the place where the race will finish. Matthews finished in the fifth position in 2018 and will return to improve from that result.

"La Flèche Wallonne is a race that is often decided in the same way, with the peloton arriving together at the bottom of the Mur de Huy," commented Sunweb coach Aike Visbeek. "Last year we saw Michael do an impressive effort to come in fifth place so we will go all in to support him again this year.

"If there is a big group coming to the bottom of the Mur together, then teamwork and dedication are essential in getting to the right position at the perfect time. Jan will be road captain and we will also have the experience of Nicholas to guide the team to what we hope will be a top result."

Team Sunweb's roster for La Fleche Wallonne (24th of April):

Jan Bakelants
Johannes Fröhlinger
Lennard Kämna
Michael Matthews
Nicholas Roche
Florian Stork
Louis Vervaeke




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