La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
La Flèche Wallonne Féminine is a professional women's bicycle road race held each year in Wallonia, Belgium, in April. It is part of the UCI Women's World Tour, cycling's season-long competition of top-tier races, in which it is the third-oldest single-day event after the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in Italy and the Emakumeen Euskal Bira in the Basque Country. The event is raced on the same day as La Flèche Wallonne for men.
|English name||The Walloon Arrow for Women|
|Competition||UCI Women's World Tour (since 2016)|
|Organiser||Amaury Sport Organisation|
|Editions||22 (as of 2019)|
|First winner||Fabiana Luperini (ITA)|
|Most wins||Marianne Vos (NED) and Anna van der Breggen (NED) (5)|
|Most recent||Anna van der Breggen (NED)|
The race was inaugurated by Tour de France organizers ASO in 1998 and quickly became a road race classic. From 1999 onwards, the women's Flèche Wallonne was a UCI Women's Road Cycling World Cup event. In 2016, the race became part of the new UCI Women's World Tour.
The Flèche Wallonne Féminine is held in conjunction with the men's race, on much of the same roads but at a shorter distance. Likewise, the race always finishes on the steep Mur de Huy. Two Dutch riders hold the record with five wins. Marianne Vos between 2007 and 2013. Fellow Dutch Anna van der Breggen won her fifth consecutive Flèche Wallonne in 2019.
|5||Marianne Vos (NED)||2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013|
|Anna van der Breggen (NED)||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|3||Fabiana Luperini (ITA)||1998, 2001, 2002|
|Nicole Cooke (GBR)||2003, 2005, 2006|