VIDEO: LIVE: Who rules the Citadel of Namur in the Grand Prix of Wallonia?

On a redesigned course, the Grand Prix of Wallonia is looking for a successor to the Let Krists Neilands. The crowd pullers are Van Avermaet, Wellens, Benoot, Hermans, Campenaerts and Barguil. Follow the action closely here with updates.

  1. 15 hours 47. Attack Schelling. On an ascending strip, Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) chooses the harepath. The Dutchman wore the polka dot jersey for a few days in the past Tour. .
  2. 3 p.m. 46. Regrouping. Reynders and Rex give in anyway. We go to the pre-final with a thinned out peloton. .
  3. 3 p.m. 46. Remaining slopes. Tienne aux Pierres 64 km Citadel of Namur 44 km Tienne aux Pierres 24 km Citadel of Namur arrival .
  4. 3 p.m. 42. 2 Belgians. Reynders is now running fast with Rex. The 2 Belgians are the only ones still ahead of the pack. 70 kilometers to go! .
  5. 15h40. Now Rex is shaking the tree in the leading group. He goes to the bottom of his strength to stay out of the pack’s hands. .
  6. 15h 37. End of story for escapees. Rex, Reynders and Warbasse shake hands. They seem to bury the hatchet, but then squeeze out another gear. .
  7. 3 pm 31. Everything on a handkerchief. The song of the leading group is almost finished. Riccitello has already let himself be swallowed by the peloton. Reynders, Rex and Warbasse struggle 15 seconds ahead of the pack. .
  8. 3:30 pm. With a smile from ear to ear, Jelle Vanendert (36) says goodbye to the peloton. After this race he will also say goodbye as a professional cyclist. .
  9. Politt joins the debates. The Côte de Warnant is a launching pad for riders with an entrepreneurial spirit. Tall Nils Politt reacts to an Arkéa rider’s lunge. Others follow the German’s lead. . 3 p.m. 27.
  10. 15 hours 24. In the left flank of the peloton, Alpecin-Fenix ​​approaches with a small train. Today they are laying their beans on Meurisse, Vermeersch, Vervaeke and Bayer. .
  11. 15 hours 22. Wellens is still with us. Tosh Van der Sande and Tm Wellens survived. They are still in the front rows of the pack. Meanwhile, the margin of front runners Reynders, Rex, Riccitello and Warbasse has shrunk to 45 seconds. .
  12. 15 hours 20. It was in a bend that half the Lotto team went down. Moniquet has climbed back on his bike, Cras looks more serious. .
  13. Fall of Lotto-Soudal. In the mouth of the peloton, 4 riders of Lotto-Soudal crash. Steff Cras and “régional de l’étape” Sylvain Moniquet seem the most battered. What bad luck for the Lotto formation. . 15 hours 18.
  14. 3 pm 17. Bumblebees in the leading group. Reynders feels the storm is gradually lingering in the leading group and sneaks away on stocking feet. Rex babbles something in his ear, he zips up the hole again. .
  15. Less than 1 minute. Suddenly the lead of the 4 front men is in free fall. The chrono shows 58 seconds. This is mainly due to the hands-on services of Lotto-Soudal. . 15 hours 15.
  16. 3 pm 07. The American Matthew Riccitello (Hagens Berman Axeon) is still doing well in the leading group. At 19 years old, he is the third youngest participant in this Grand Prix of Wallonia. Next week, Riccitello may also run into Thibau Nys, Florian Vermeersch, Arnaud De Lie and co, because the American is in the World Cup selection with the promises. .
  17. 14 hours 52. With the leading group we are slowly approaching the hill zone again. The Citadel of Namur is on the program twice: 44 km from the finish there is a passage and the climb is also the setting for the finish. .
  18. 14 hours 47. Situation after 100 km. Front runners Reynders, Rex, Riccitello and Warbasse Peloton at 1’45” 108 km to go.
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