A year after Joaquim Rodriguez's victory at the Fleche Wallonne, his Katusha team mate Daniel Moreno gave the Russian side yet another success on the Belgian classic. Like on the previous editions, the race was decided in the final climb up the Mur de Huy. After a first attack from Carlos Betancur, Daniel Moreno managed to power away from the pack, catch up the Colombian and fly to the biggest victory of his career. This 2013 edition will enter the history books with two Colombians finishing on the podium: Henao in second spot and Betancur, third.Read more Key moments
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A traditional and ambitious town
Binche is renowned throughout the world for its architectural heritage. Its town walls, the remains of the Palace of Mary of Hungary or the Collegiate Church of Saint-Ursmer bear witness to this. But Binche has also built its reputation on its carnival with its famous Gilles, which in 2003 became a listed UNESCO World heritage site. A traditional town, Binche also boasts a strong sporting ambition and fosters a genuine passion for cycling. For several years, the local authorities wanted to give this discipline, greatly appreciated by Binche's inhabitants, pride of place in the centre of the town. With the Wallonian Championships for beginners in 2007, the start of the Tour of Wallonia in 2008 and 2012, the Belgian Championships for “Espoir” and “Elite” categories in 2009, the revival of Binche-Tournai-Binche since 2010 as well as the organisation of the Elite Belgian National Road Race Championships in 2018, the town of Binche has become one of the major hubs for cycling in Wallonia.
Huy : the Mur, a summit
Huy is one of the main tourist centres in the Meuse Basin and boasts many natural treasures and can be proud of its rich heritage. In the town centre, colourful terraces, eye-catching shops, shaded parks and lively pedestrian areas allow visitors to enjoy a taste of the town's warmth.
Festive, cultural and sporty, Huy boasts a remarkable calendar of events. The Condroz-Huy Rally, the fair on 15th August, many festivals and exhibitions, as well as the end of year activities organised around the open air ice rink in the Grand-Place punctuate the year, just like the Flèche Wallonne, whose finish line was first established there in 1984, to the delight of thousands of cycling fans, but to the dread of the peloton, who will be obliged to suffer in order to overcome the 19% gradient of the renowned Mur de Huy.
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