La Fleche Wallonne 2013 - gallery

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La Fleche Wallonne 2013 – gallery

The second race of Ardennes Week produced the expected climax, but an unexpected winner. 

Katusha’s Daniel Moreno is best known for his fidelity to 2012 world number one, Joaquim Rodriguez, but on the Mur de Huy, the rider so often cast in the supporting role took centre stage.

Moreno’s victory was made sweeter by the quality of the field vanquished by his decisive attack: one that included Rodriguez, his more decorated team-mate and the defending champion.

Stefano Sirotti was our man with the camera. Here’s a gallery showing how the action unfolded.

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 BMC Racing made their intentions plain. Britain’s Steve Cummings (far right) helped to set the pace

The Mur de Huy was once again the key battle ground for La Fleche Wallonne

 Carlos Betancur didn’t wait long to launch his attack on arguably the most famous ‘wall’ in the Ardennes

Philippe Gilbert led the response but was unable to last the distance

Daniel Moreno relishes a rare personal triumph – the most significant of his career

Team Sky’s Classics campaign remains a work in progress but second place for Sergio Henao should have lifted spirits

Ireland’s Dan Martin left his attack late and narrowly lost out to Betancur in the race for the final podium slot 

Philippe Gilbert contemplates another hard day at the office

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