With Philippe Gilbert and Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe has Quick-Step Floors two serious contenders to the victory in the Flèche wallonne (WorldTour), which Wednesday held.
In 2011, triumphed Gilbert on the Wall of Huy, the year in which he also included the Amstel Gold Race and liège-Bastogne-Liège won. Last year, Gilbert is not at the start in the Flèche wallonne. He gets the company of Alaphilippe, who on his debut in 2015 second was that performance a year later repeated. The Frenchman had time and again, several recognise in Alejandro Valverde, who last year, his fifth victory in Huy picked up.
In addition to Gilbert, the selection of Quick-Step with Pieter Serry is still a Belgian in the ranks. Furthermore, the team from Luxembourg champion Bob Jungels, the Spaniard Enric Mas, the German Maximilian Schachmann and the British neo pro James Knox.