Having A Laugh On The Huy

Was Kolobnev doing a selfie at the famous 19% corner?

A relaxed recon for Alexandr Kolobnev up the Mur de Huy. We can all but compliment him and the riders on the eve before the Fléche Wallonne. Here's the stats of the insane Huy, it will climbed 3 (tortuous) times which is enough to make anyone wince...

1.3 km long, 9.3%, max 19%.

I like the Katusha team but I don't think a questionable Purito (crashed in Amstel) will do it. Dani Moreno is the type of rider that excels on this steep climb especially with that amazing ride, last year, to surprise everyone to win. If he does win, it won't be a surprise.

The heavy favorite is the experienced Philippe Gilbert. Along with Sanchez and co, the Boar of the Ardennes wants to continue his winning run. I'm going for Gilbert.

Going way up.