La Fleche Wallonne Feminine - Race Overview

Three days after a stand out performance at Amstel Gold Race Amanda Spratt was up there again in La Fleche Wallonne Feminine with an attacking ride that saw teammate Annemiek Van Vleuten run fourth and Spratt in fifth.

A notoriously had race with a brutal final climb up the iconic Mur de Huy, Mitchelton-SCOTT went in wanting to race on the front foot and did just that. Spratt’s accelerations the first time over the Mur and Cote de Cherave took her clear with three others, as the Santos Tour Down Under champion looked to make another move stick to the line.

Despite repeated strong efforts from Spratt it wasn’t to be, and the quartet were caught dramatically with 500metres to go when Anna Van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) attacked towards the line, chased by Van Vleuten and two others.

Van der Breggen held on for the victory with Van Vleuten in fourth and Spratt doing brilliantly to hold off the bunch for fifth.

Read the full Report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Anna van der Breggen (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 03:10:14
2 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 00:00:02
3 Megan Guarnier (USA) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
4 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:06
5 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:17
6 Shara Gillow (AUS) - FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 00:00:19
7 Sabrina Stultiens (NED) - Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team 00:00:22
8 Sofia Bertizzolo (ITA) - Astana Women's Team
9 Anastasiia Iakovenko (RUS) - BTC City Ljubljana 00:00:25
10 Margarita Victoria Garcia (SPA) - Movistar Team Women 00:00:28
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:06
5 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:17
74 Jenelle Crooks (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:08:46