Monday, April 20, 2009

The Mur-derous Huy!

The Great rush up towards the lethal Mur de Huy!
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The second great race of the Ardennes classics commences Wednesday with; La Fleche Wallonne, or the Walloon Arrow. Since 1983, the Mur de Huy (Wall of Huy) was introduced and should be really called, the Wall of Pain! Because of the grade is 9.3%, this monster tops out at a lethal 26%. It's climbed three times finishing at the top of the Mur, where the race will be dramatically decided. There's plenty of tough classic specialists in contention for the win, but to win is to get to the top of the Mur de Huy first. This video is from last year's finish. And, you have to admire Wegman for his solo attack but cried when he was engulfed by Evans, Kirchen, Cunego & Company for the final run up. My prediction: I'm going for a vengeful Cadel Evans to bring his first classic home!

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