Wednesday, April 24, 2019

With an average grade of nearly 10% and a maximum pitch of 26%, the Mur de Huy is the defining challenge of Flèche-Wallonne. Riders must crest the 1.3km climb three times during the 195km Belgian spring classic, making it a proper proving ground for next-generation components like the composite WheelSystem ridden by CCC Team rider Joey Rosskopf. The American was part of a five-man breakaway that gained a lead of 5 minutes before eventually getting caught by the field. Chris Auld photo.