La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
|2018 Flèche Wallonne (women's race)|
|English name||The Walloon Arrow for Women|
|Competition||UCI Women's World Tour (since 2016)|
|Organiser||Amaury Sport Organisation|
|Editions||21 (as of 2018)|
|First winner||Fabiana Luperini (ITA)|
|Most wins||Marianne Vos (NED) (5)|
|Most recent||Anna van der Breggen (NED)|
La Flèche Wallonne Féminine is a professional women's bicycle road race held each year in Wallonia, Belgium, in April. It is part of the UCI Women's World Tour, cycling's season-long competition of top-tier races, in which it is the third-oldest single-day event after the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Italy and the Emakumeen Euskal Bira in the Basque Country. The event is raced on the same day as La Flèche Wallonne for men.
The race was inaugurated by Tour de France organizers ASO in 1998 and quickly became a road race classic. From 1999 onwards, the women's Flèche Wallonne was a UCI Women's Road Cycling World Cup event. In 2016, the race became part of the new UCI Women's World Tour.
The Flèche Wallonne Féminine is held in conjunction with the men's race, on much of the same roads but at a shorter distance. Likewise, the race always finishes on the steep Mur de Huy. Dutch rider Marianne Vos holds the record with five wins between 2007 and 2013. Fellow Dutch Anna van der Breggen won her fourth consecutive Flèche Wallonne in 2018.
|5||Marianne Vos (NED)||2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013|
|4||Anna van der Breggen (NED)||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|3||Fabiana Luperini (ITA)||1998, 2001, 2002|
|Nicole Cooke (GBR)||2003, 2005, 2006|