April 19, 2006
Valverde takes Fleche Wallonne
Though 37-year-old Lars Michaelsen took the win at the Tour de Georgia Tuesday, the youth movement continues apace in Europe.
Caisse d'Espargne's Alejandro Valverde took his first classics win at Fleche Wallonne, beating CSC's Karsten Kroon and Euskaltel's Samuel Sanchez in the closing meters of the climb of the Mur de Huy.
Paris-Roubaix winner Frank Schleck was 4th.