The riders of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert took the start of the Grand Prix de Wallonie (1.Pro, 15/09) in the rain in Aywaille (Liège) this Wednesday. The peloton stayed at a reasonable distance behind a breakaway of four riders before tackling the second race half with a renewed final all together.
There were multiple attempts in the final 80 kilometer with the Côte de Warnant, followed by a double ascension of Tienne aux Pierres and the Citadel of Namur. The riders of Hilaire Van der Schueren were attentive at the forefront of the peloton and joined the movements in the peloton. But in the end, the race was concluded by a group sprint on the Citadel of Namur, won by Christophe Laporte. Aimé De Gendt, author of solid performances on home soil during the past two weeks, was again among the best and finished 16th.