UAE Team Emirates (Belgium) - Press Release: Slovenian rider wins Fleche Wallone ahead of Skjelmose.
The run of successes of Tadej Pogačar continued also in Fleche Wallone, where on the iconic final hill of the Mur de Huy (1,3 km at 9,5%) the UAE Team Emirates’ captain conquered his 12th seasonal success.
The Slovenian rider managed perfectly the situation in the final kilometre, after having received an outstanding assistance from the Emirati team during the race. UAE Team Emirates set the pace of the peloton in the heat of the moment in the competition and neutralized a three rider breakaway that, in the final part of the race, had a maximum advantage of 40”.
Pogačar was led into the front position in the approach of the Mur and there he controlled his opponents, before speeding up in the final 200 meters and obtaining some meters of advantage that allowed him to cross the finish line with hands up, preceding Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious).
For UAE Team Emirates, the count of victory in 2023 is up to 20.
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 4h27’53”
- Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) s.t.
- Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) s.t.