Fleche wallone was the first road race of Marianne this season. Her performance today in the Fleche Wallone proves she’s got the mental strength and cadence to lead and support others. She went into the race saying, “I am not often nervous, as races are always quite long. But for Fleche Wallone, I am pretty nervous to be honest.” She described the “tough character of the race” and climb of Mur de Huy saying “it is always a hard race.” But in the end, she did just what she set out to do.
She rode as a domestique for her team leader, Pauline Ferrand Prevot, aiming to “put her in the best possible position to finish the job”. Prevot finished in first, securing the win for team Rabo Liv and Vos finished closely behind in sixth. About the win of Pauline she told us: The win of Pauline was even better then my own win last year