The winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23 of three weeks ago, Francesco Busatto, resumed competition with a second place in the challenging Flèche Ardennaise this Sunday.
The race followed many of the roads of the U23 version of Liège-Bastogne-Liège with in total almost twenty categorized climbs on the parcours of 175 kilometer around Stavelot, among which the mythical Côte de Wanne, Haute-Levée, Rosier or Stockeu.
The collective of Circus-ReUz-Technord took its responsibility behind the breakaway. The efforts of the men directed by Kévin Van Melsen paid off, enabling Italian rider Busatto to accompany the strongest riders and to race for the victory.
He achieved his third podium this season, after his win in Liège-Bastogne-Liège and his second place in the Get Up Cup in March. Behind, three teammates finished in the top twenty: Alexy Faure (14th), Obie Vidts (16th) and Arne Baers (18th).