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
Dates 18 April 2012
Stages 1
Distance 194 km (120.5 mi)
Winning time 4h 45' 41"
Results
  Winner  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (Team Katusha)
  Second  Michael Albasini (SUI) (GreenEDGE)
  Third  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (BMC Racing Team)
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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  Dan 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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