2012 La Flèche Wallonne

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2012 La Flèche Wallonne
2012 UCI World Tour, race 12 of 28
Fleche wallonne route 2011.png
Race details
Date 18 April 2012
Distance 194 km (120.5 mi)
Winning time 4h 45' 41" (40.744 km/h or 25.317 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (Team Katusha)
Second  Michael Albasini (SUI) (GreenEDGE)
Third  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (BMC Racing Team)
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2013

The 2012 La Flèche Wallonne was the 76th running of La Flèche Wallonne, a single-day cycling race. It was held on 18 April 2012 over a distance of 194 kilometres (120.5 miles) and was the twelfth race of the 2012 UCI World Tour season.

The race was won by Team Katusha rider Joaquim Rodríguez – a former two-time runner-up in the race – after making a late-race attack on the Mur de Huy.[1] Second place went to GreenEDGE's Michael Albasini,[2] while defending race winner Philippe Gilbert rounded out the podium placings for BMC Racing Team.[3][4]

Teams[edit]

As La Flèche Wallonne was a UCI World Tour event, all 18 UCI ProTeams were invited automatically and obligated to send a squad. Seven other squads were given wildcard places into the race,[5] and as such, formed the event's 25-team peloton.

The 25 teams that competed in the race were:[6]

Results[edit]

[7][8]

Cyclist Team Time World Tour
Points
1  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha 4h 45' 41" 80
2  Michael Albasini (SUI) GreenEDGE + 4" 60
3  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 4" 50
4  Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 4" 40
5  Robert Kišerlovski (CRO) Astana + 7" 30
6  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Barracuda + 9" 22
7  Bauke Mollema (NED) Rabobank + 9" 14
8  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 9" 10
9  Diego Ulissi (ITA) Lampre-ISD + 9" 6
10  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 11" 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rodriguez wins La Flèche Wallonne". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rodriguez claims solo win in Fleche Wallone". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). Reuters. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rodríguez wins Flèche Wallonne". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Atkins, Ben (18 April 2012). "Joaquim Rodríguez sprints away to take his first Flèche Wallonne". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wildcards revealed for La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Selection of teams for the Fleche Wallonne". La Flèche Wallonne. Amaury Sport Organisation. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Standing". La Flèche Wallonne. Amaury Sport Organisation. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "UCI WorldTour Ranking #11 – La Flèche Wallonne (BEL/UWT)". Union Cycliste Internationale. Infostrada Sports. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 

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