Leaving Them All! FW18-7
With his final kick, Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep) was able to leave everyone behind. He didn't have time to offer a victory salute as he crossed the line, but I am sure the win was far more important than the celebration for the camera. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) just didn't have the legs to close the gap to the Frenchman, but he did claimed the second step of the podium. Thus he traded places with Alaphilippe from 2017. Rounding out the podium was the Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Soudal) who had been the first to start the sprint (if you can call it that on the Mur de Huy) to the line.