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Tadej Pogačar’s Late Surge on the Mur de Huy Secures Victory at Flèche Wallonne

Tadej Pogačar, the Slovenian cyclist, has secured an impressive victory at the Flèche Wallonne cycling race by making a late surge on the Mur de Huy climb. The race is known for its challenging climbs and thrilling finishes, and Pogačar’s win is sure to cement his status as one of the top riders in the world.

The Flèche Wallonne is a one-day race that takes place in the Walloon region of Belgium. It has been held annually since 1936 and is one of the major races in the cycling calendar, alongside the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España. The race is known for its intense climbs, including the famous Mur de Huy, which has a gradient of 26% in some places.

Pogačar, who had recently won the Tour of the Basque Country, overtook pre-race favorite Julian Alaphilippe just 100 meters before the finish line. His impressive ride also saw him beat out other top contenders, including Alejandro Valverde and Primož Roglič.

After the race, Pogačar said, “It’s incredible to win this race. The Mur de Huy is a special climb, and to come out on top here is a dream come true.” The victory marks Pogačar’s first win at the prestigious one-day race and adds to his growing list of accomplishments in the sport.

Pogačar is a rising star in the cycling world, having burst onto the scene in 2019 with his victory at the Tour of California. He followed that up with a podium finish at the Vuelta a España later that year. In 2020, he won both the Tour de l’Ain and the Slovenian National Road Race Championships.

The victory at Flèche Wallonne is a significant milestone in Pogačar’s career, and it is sure to make him a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming races. He has already been touted as a potential winner of this year’s Tour de France, and his performance at Flèche Wallonne only adds to his reputation as one of the top riders in the world.

Speaking about his future plans, Pogačar said, “I am excited for the rest of the season and looking forward to competing in some of the biggest races in the world. I hope to continue to improve and achieve more success in the sport.”

The Flèche Wallonne is just one of many races in the cycling calendar, but Pogačar’s victory at this prestigious event cements his position as one of the top riders in the world. With his talent and determination, he is sure to achieve even greater success in the future.