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Preview: Looking for a favorite for the Wallonne arrow

  • By Andrew Hood
  • Published Apr. 17, 2012


Race Notes

Weather Forecast: Showers and windy, with a high of 54 degrees Fahrenheit and a 70-percent chance of rain.

Women’s Race: Marianne Vos (Stichting Rabo Women) won the women’s edition for the fourth time in 2011 and headlines the starters for Wednesday’s new-look race. Leaving out the mild approach from Charleroi to Huy, the women will tackled the Huy circuits for a race that increases this year from 109km to 123km. Emma Pooley (AA Drink-leontien.nl), Nicole Cooke (Faren Honda), Judith Arndt (GreenEdge-AIS) and Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) will try and knock back the Dutch World Cup leader. Also on the startlist are Americans Amber Neben (Specialized), Andrea Dvorak and Janel Holcomb (U.S. National Team), Megan Guarnier and Amanda Miller (Tibco-To The Top), and Canadian Clara Hughes (Specialized).

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Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood cut his journalistic teeth at Colorado dailies before the web boom opened the door to European cycling in the mid-1990s. Hood has covered every Tour de France since 1996 and has been VeloNews' European correspondent since 2002.

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