This Wednesday the climbers of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux raced on Belgian soil for the first time this season on the occasion of the 86th edition of the Flèche Wallonne in the province of Liège. Théo Delacroix, Quinten Hermans, Laurens Huys, Simone Petilli, Domenico Pozzovivo and Georg Zimmermann raced in excellent weather conditions alongside Jan Bakelants, who participated for the twelfth time. An early breakaway was formed after the start in Blegny, and despite its consistence of ten riders, the usual scenario of the classic was not avoided. A triple ascent of the Cöte d’Ereffe (2km at 5.6%), the Côte de Cherave (1.4km at 7.8%) and the Mur de Huy (1.3km at 9.8%) provoked a selection in the peloton, with only 60 riders remaining in the battle for the win at the foot of the final climb. After an extremely steep kilometer, Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo realized an impressive effort resulting in fifteenth place.