Twelve more must-ride cycling climbs for your bucket list

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Twelve more must-ride climbs for your bucket list

More of the longest, hardest and highest climbs to ride

The Mur de Huy is considered by many to be the toughest climb in the Ardennes and the super-steep ascent decides the winner of La Fl├Ęche Wallonne each April.

The clue is in the name. The climb rises out of the town of Huy, while Mur translates to ‘wall’ – The Wall of Huy. The ascent is only short, just 1.2km long, but the gradient peaks at 26 per cent on an S-bend that can bring the peloton to a halt.

The Mur du Huy is used in La Fleche Wallonne and reaches 26 per cent at its steepest (Pic: Sirotti)

Visit the Mur du Huy on race day and it’s transformed from a quiet residential road to a wall of noise, packed with cycling fans with a beer in one hand and frites in the other.

Vital statistics

Length: 1.2km
Average gradient: 10 per cent
Start elevation: 122m
End elevation: 242m


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