First Three Away
This running of the Fleche Wallone, another of the Spring Monuments, started with a small three man break away comprised of one Pro Tour Team and two of the Wild Card invitational teams. They were represented by Jonathan Clarke (United Healthcare), Preben Van Hecke (Topsport-Vlaanderen) and Ramunas Navadauskas (Garmin Sharp). They built up a seven minute lead on the peloton, but then there was still a lot of short steep climbs ahead of them. So the peloton knew that they would be relatively easy to pull back into the fold.