La Fleche Wallonne 2015 Cycling Preview
La Fleche Wallonne has mainly being a case of waiting and saving yourself for the mega uphill sprint up Mur De Huy but this year they throw in an extra late climb to perhaps encourage some late attacks. Mur De Huy is 1.3kms long and is a 9.6% average climb but it starts a little shallow and then never hits below 10% with a max 19%.
Last year Valverde just held off Dan Martin. Rodriguez is 2nd favourite then last years 2nd Martin. Kwiatkowski won last week but the way he handled the climb doesn’t suggest he is a La Fleche Wallonne winner but he was 3rd last year so he could prove me wrong. Did Gilberts attack last week suggest he might have this in him? But an extra climb isn’t going suit him. I am wondering if Mollema might e hurting or whether he gets over his Amstel Gold showing. It shows the talent of Simon Yates that he is now 20/1 for this he should be involved but it would be huge if he netted this one.
Dan Martin came to my mind as he performed for the 1st time at Amstel Gold and 3 yrs in a row he has been solid at La Fleche Wallonne. I also take Mollema hoping he is right again as he has had a strong season bar his crash while in Pais Vasco. Albasini is interesting he leads Orica and they always find a way to get involved along with is solid record in this. Nocentini 200/1 is far too big he has a chance of going for this by taking some risks so is worth a small bet.
La Fleche Wallonne Bets:
.75pts Dan Martin 8/1 betvictor
.15pts Bauke Mollema 40/1 betvictor
.15pts Michael Albasini 66/1 bet365
.1pt Rinaldo Nocentini 200/1 various
1.5pts Martin to beat Kwiatkowski 1.81 pinnacle
1pt Martin to beat Henao 8/13 paddys
1pt Albasini to beat Moreno 2/1 bet365
2pts Albasini to beat Maertens 4/7 ladbrokes
1pt Mollema to beat Moreno 13/8 paddys
3pts Nocentini to beat Gasparotto evens bet365
1.5ptsNocentini to beat Caruso 17/20 ladbrokes
.75pts Yates to beat Henao 2.9 pinnacle
1.5pts Alaphilippe to beat Felline 8/11 paddys