Within Meters FW18-6
Poor Maximilian Schachmann (Quickstep) was caught within meters of the summit of the Mur de Huy. He could take some comfort in the fact that one of those he could see passing him was his teammate, Julian Alaphilippe. Leading the charge was Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Soudal). Surprisingly, there is no sign of the defending champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Could this be the year that he looses his steel grip on the race and this fabled climb?