The second of the Ardennes Classics will see attention turn to the Mur de Huy for La Fleche Wallonne, which rolls out on Wednesday (April 20).
Alejandro Valverde leads the list of contenders, with the Spaniard having won both of the last two editions and three times in all during his career.
One more victory for Valverde and the Movistar man will pull clear of the likes of Eddy Merckx and Moreno Argentin as the undisputed most successful rider in the race’s history.
In fact, the last four editions of the race have been won by Spanish riders, with Valverde’s now team-mate Daniel Moreno and Joaquim Rodriguez, both of whom won for Katusha, winning in 2013 and 2012 respectively.
Valverde is undoubtedly the man to beat, but a change to the course and a star-studded list of contenders means he won’t have it all his own way on the Mur de Huy – we’ve taken a closer look at his form and the men out to stop him.