The Wall of Huy was basically his playground, but at 39 it seems that Alejandro Valverde the scepter in the Walloon Arrow final to Julian Alaphilippe should have been. The Frenchman Deceuninck-Quick.Step won Wednesday for the second year in a row, in Huy, that while Valverde on a somewhat disappointing eleventh place finisher. On the eve of liège-Bastogne-Liège confirmed the world champion is a different story, that is definitely as an excuse for his disappointing climb the Wall of Huy. Although the Spaniard is certainly not behind hide.
What exactly happened? Valverde took on 50 miles of the meet a with in and that put him in his throat. Particularly striking and dangerous, but the Spaniard came off without a hitch. “I don't look like excuses. That incident is certainly no explanation for my eleventh place in Huy. I already have more insects swallowed by the bike, but who coughed, I always on. It happened, until now, never that they were. Luckily I'm not allergic, though it was quite frightening last Wednesday. I have 20 minutes of great concern in the competition.”
“I don't like to apologize. The incident has perhaps had an effect on my course, but maybe not. It's true that the Amstel and the fleche wallonne not my best races were. Liège is also a big question mark. I'm certainly not bad, but maybe I'm not in the shape that I want to have.”