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"La Fleche Wallone, the famous Mur de Huy, a climb that you can’t truly appreciate till you have raced up it. The streets of this narrow road are lined with thousands of people screaming “ Venga, Venga”, “Allez, Allez” and then randomly “bidon?” Really? I’m out of the saddle grovelling up the climb and you want my bidon? Ah yes, the crazy Belgium fans really make the atmosphere out there, and honestly encourage you to push that little harder."

Fleche Wallone Blog by Loren Rowney – Tackling the Mur de Huy | Team Specialized-lululemon | Velocio Sports

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"“The lead in to the Mur de Huy was perfect with Shara, Spratty and Tiff on the front,” said Johansson. “I was feeling confident because I could start the climb at my pace and dictate how fast we’d go. At 150 metres to go I could feel riders behind me breathing down my neck. I knew I couldn’t wait any longer and tried to go faster. Vos kicked off the sprint and I tried to stand up to go with her and the others, but I was parked. Today there were four others who were better than me.”"

ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : ORICA-AIS Put Two in La Flèche Wallonne World Cup Top Ten

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Mur de Huy - the final run-in (by knautia)
I had total shivers, standing on the Mur de Huy before the Flèche Wallonne!  Thanks so much team Hitec for taking me with them - more of my photos on flickr

Mur de Huy - the final run-in (by knautia)

I had total shivers, standing on the Mur de Huy before the Flèche Wallonne!  Thanks so much team Hitec for taking me with them - more of my photos on flickr

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La Flèche Wallonne Féminine 2012: Evelyn Stevens (Specialized - Lululemon) Wins Ahead Of Marianne Vos, Photos | Cyclingnews.com
More great Flèche photos on Cyclingnews
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La Flèche Wallonne Féminine 2012: Vos Watches As Stevens Comes Up On Her Left, Photos | Cyclingnews.com
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La Flèche Wallonne Féminine 2012: Marianne Vos (Rabo) With The World Cup Leader’s Jersey, Battles Evelyn Stevens On The Mur De Huy, Photos | Cyclingnews.com
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 La Flèche Wallonne Féminine 2012: Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) Leads Marianne Vos On The Mur De Huy, Photos | Cyclingnews.com
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La Flèche Wallonne Féminine 2012: Emma Pooley (AA Drink-Leontien.nl) Leads Into The First Climb Of The Mur De Huy, Photos | Cyclingnews.com
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Huy Climb (by TopbikeTV)

It’s from 2005, but it’s one of my favourite cycling videos - Aussie star Anna Wilson (Millward), interviewed as she rode the Mur de Huy in 2005, in her rôle as T-Mobile women’s team DS.  It’s a lot of fun!