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2022 Tour de Luxembourg (2.Pro)

82nd edition: September 13 - 17, 2022

Tour de Luxembourg podium history | Start list | 2021 edition
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5

Map of the 2022 Tour de Luxembourg


Saturday, September 17: 5th & final stage, Mersch - Luxembourg, 178.4 km

Stage 5 map & profile

Valentin Madouas wins stage five. Final GC winner Mattias Skjelmose is in yellow, on the left.

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Weather at the finish city of Luxembourg at 1:45 PM, local time: 14C (57F), showers in the area, with the wind from the northwest at 21 km/hr (13 mph). There is a 60% - 80% chance of rain during the afternoon.

The race: Thee were two non-starters: Hugo Hofstetter (Arkea-Samsic) & Tim Torn Teutenberg (Leopard Pro). That should leave a starting peloton of 104 riders.

Here's the report from GC winner Mattias Skjelmose's Team Trek-Segafredo:

Mattias Skjelmose and his teammates successfully defended a precarious three-second lead in Stage 5 of the Skoda Tour of Luxembourg to win the general classification of the five-day race.

“I am super happy! I am 21, I turn 22 later this month, and it’s a really big race for me. Tomorrow I go to the World Championships and I don’t think you could have a better preparation than this, so yeah, I’m super happy,” exclaimed Skjelmose.

“I think we did a really good job as a team to control it and limited to what I had to do until the last climb. When it’s so steep it’s all about the legs, and luckily mine were good today.”

After a four-man breakaway was contained in the ending kilometers and a late antagonist tagged back, the bonus seconds on the line posed the biggest threat to Skjelmose.

The young Dane needed to be attentive in the final uphill sprint as Kévin Vauquelin was only three seconds in arrears. With 10, 6, and 4 seconds on the line for the top three places, the best defense for Mattias was offense – finish ahead of Vauquelin and the title was his.

The first attack on the climb to the line came with 1400 meters to go and it came from Valentin Madouas, who won Stage 1 and led the race for the first three days. It drew out the four strongest: Vauquelin, Skjelmose and Kevin Geniets, Madouas’ teammate.

Skjelmose explained: “On the last climb, I had to go deep, that’s for sure. It was all about positioning. I remember in Denmark we had a similar finish like this, and afterward, I spoke with my teammate Alex Kirsch, and he told me that you have to be up there and believe that this is your spot. So that was all I had in mind today. I had to fight for position before the last climb, but I think that was what made the difference. One or two positions further back and it would have been a difficult situation.”

The road leveled before it punched up again, and Skjelmose decided to take the race into his hands. With 250 meters to go, he jumped. Leading out the sprint this early seemed dangerous, but only Madouas was able to overtake the young Dane.

“At first, I was shit! I opened up the sprint too early. But then I saw it was Madouas going past me.  I saw Vauquelin on the left, but I knew that if he was second and me third I would still win.  In the end it was not so bad as it looked like,” explained Skjelmose.

Skjelmose held on for second place and sealed his second pro win, and first stage race GC, in two days – a significant achievement for the promising Dane.

“I am still very young, and I still have time to develop,” pointed out Mattias. “This year I showed I am good in one-week races, and the team wants to see me develop into a Grand Tour rider. I took a huge step after the Giro and if I can keep making these steps, I am really confident I will be a really good rider in the future, and go for a Grand Tour win. That’s the dream and what I will fight for.”

Of course, Mattias added the Tour of Luxembourg best young rider jersey to his collection, too.

Complete results:

178.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.764 km/hr

1 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 4hr 36min 8sec
2 Mattias Skjelmose Trek-Segafredo s.t.
3 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
4 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
5 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates @ 3sec
6 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
7 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
8 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
9 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
10 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
11 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën 0:05
12 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 0:10
13 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
14 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
15 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
16 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis s.t.
17 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
18 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
19 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X s.t.
20 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
21 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:19
22 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 0:22
23 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
24 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:24
25 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
26 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
27 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
28 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling 0:31
29 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
30 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling s.t.
31 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
32 Harrison Wood Cofidis s.t.
33 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
34 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
35 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
36 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
37 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 0:38
38 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 0:40
39 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
40 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic 0:45
41 Sander Armee Cofidis 0:51
42 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
43 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
44 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH s.t.
45 Torstein Træen Uno-X s.t.
46 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 1:15
47 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ 1:21
48 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
49 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
50 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 1:29
51 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 1:36
52 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
53 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:41
54 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 1:48
55 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates 1:49
56 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 2:08
57 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling 2:11
58 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 2:24
59 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH s.t.
60 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
61 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 2:27
62 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
63 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
64 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
65 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X 2:32
66 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling s.t.
67 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH 2:44
68 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:57
69 Tom Bohli Cofidis 3:26
70 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
71 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck 3:39
72 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 3:52
73 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:57
74 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
75 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 4:23
76 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates 4:49
77 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
78 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
79 Niklas Eg Uno-X 5:13
80 Simon Dalby Uno-X s.t.
81 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 5:40
82 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH 6:28
83 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 9:20
84 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ 9:33
85 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi 9:45
86 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 9:51
87 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
88 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
89 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
90 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
91 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
92 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling 10:04
93 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo 12:50
94 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 14:55
95 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
96 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
97 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH s.t.
98 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
99 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
100 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 15:11
101 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 16:58

 

Final GC after stage 5:

  • GC winner: Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Mountains classification winner: Joel Nicolau (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)
  • Points classification winner: Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Best young rider: Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Teams classifcation winner: UAE Team Emirates

720.1 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.627 km/hr

1 Mattias Skjelmose Trek-Segafredo 17hr 43min 29sec
2 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic @ 5sec
3 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 0:17
4 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:23
5 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ 0:31
6 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 0:40
7 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X 0:53
8 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis 0:55
9 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 0:56
10 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:57
11 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 0:59
12 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 1:02
13 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën 1:20
14 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
15 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën 1:23
16 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM 1:43
17 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:04
18 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 2:06
19 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 2:16
20 Anthony Perez Cofidis 2:17
21 Jose Herrada Cofidis 2:22
22 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling 2:31
23 Torstein Træen Uno-X 2:52
24 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck 2:53
25 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën 2:54
26 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic 3:03
27 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck 3:07
28 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 3:26
29 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:33
30 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 3:34
31 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 3:37
32 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 3:38
33 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:40
34 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM 3:44
35 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM 3:45
36 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 3:46
37 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 3:47
38 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:51
39 Sander Armee Cofidis 4:03
40 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck 4:11
41 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck 4:20
42 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM 4:28
43 Harrison Wood Cofidis 4:30
44 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ 6:05
45 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates 6:06
46 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 6:47
47 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM 7:49
48 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 8:29
49 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 8:44
50 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 8:51
51 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 8:52
52 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling 9:05
53 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH 9:17
54 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling 10:14
55 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 10:55
56 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 10:57
57 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 11:23
58 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi 11:48
59 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 12:04
60 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates 12:14
61 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling 12:28
62 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 12:32
63 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 14:19
64 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM 15:01
65 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 15:03
66 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo 17:32
67 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling 17:47
68 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 18:10
69 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo 18:18
70 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 19:02
71 Tom Bohli Cofidis 20:12
72 Niklas Eg Uno-X 20:18
73 Simon Dalby Uno-X 20:32
74 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH 22:23
75 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X 22:39
76 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi 24:08
77 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 24:19
78 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën 24:29
79 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH 24:48
80 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 25:16
81 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 26:05
82 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates 26:16
83 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 26:27
84 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling 26:28
85 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH 27:24
86 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic 27:30
87 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling 27:49
88 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 28:03
89 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 29:13
90 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 29:14
91 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 29:30
92 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 30:50
93 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 31:15
94 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ 35:34
95 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 37:58
96 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH 38:10
97 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 38:39
98 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 40:33
99 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 47:23
100 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 49:03
101 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 51:55

 

Stage 5 map & profile:

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile


Friday, September 16: Stage 4, Remich 26.1km individual time trial

Stage 4 map & profile

Mattias Skelmose Jensen on his way to winning the stage and taking over the GC lead. Photo: Serge Waldbillig

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Weather at the start/finish city of Remich at 1:20 PM, local time: 16C (61F), cloudy, with the wind from the northwest at 19 km/hr (12 mph). There is a 20% chance of rain, rising to 60% at 5:00 PM.

The race: The race organizer posted this short report.

The fourth stage of the SkodaTour Luxembourg featured a 26.1 km long time trial with the start and finish in Remich. In partly rainy weather conditions, Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (TFS) won with 3” ahead of Kévin Vauquelin (ARK) and 13” ahead of Morten Hulgaard (UXT).

Skjelmose Jensen has also taken over the overall leader’s yellow jersey from Valentin Madouas (GFC), who finished 39” behind.

Mattias Skjelmose Jensen: “To be honest, I haven’t felt that good in the past few days. I think the last riders were all riding in the same conditions. You had to be a bit careful sometimes, but it could have been worse with the wet roads. Tomorrow, of course, I want to defend the yellow jersey. But the competitors have been very strong in the last couple of days.”

Here's the report from winner Mattias Skelmose Jensen's Team Trek-Segafredo:

After a remarkable second season as a professional, Mattias Skjelmose finally achieved a major milestone in his career – his first professional win. Skjelmose stopped the clock on the hilly time trial in 34’05”, three seconds faster than his closest competitor on the day. Additionally, Skjelmose’s effort was enough to overcome his deficit in the general classification and position him as the new race leader by three seconds with one stage to come.

Speaking immediately after his win was confirmed, Skjelmose said: “This [victory] means a lot! I’ve been close; I can’t even remember how many times this year. We really believed I could win this one and it was a big goal coming in to the race. To finish this off is just amazing. I can’t really describe it. We knew it would be a really painful way home with 8 kilometers slightly headwind, and also a painful start with a very steep climb, so it was all about pacing this one. I was a little bit conservative on the way out, I tried to keep a little bit [of energy], and then just closed my eyes and went all out the last eight ks on the flat part. To be honest I haven’t been feeling super this week, but I have the power. It was the same yesterday, I don’t know why. But obviously the bike is going fast and that is the most important.”

Skjelmose came close to victory yesterday with a gutsy late attack but was brough back in the final kilometer. Despite a very impressive season of several podium placings, the highly sought after first pro win managed to elude Skjelmose until today. Along with his Trek-Segafredo team, the Danish neo-pro has one stage remaining to defend the lead, hoping to double his win tally with a GC victory.

“The strategy tomorrow is to keep [the leader jersey], but it’s going to be difficult. We saw Madouas and Geniets are looking really strong.  And [Vauquelin] finishing second today is also looking really really strong.  I hope we can have some allies in those looking for a stage result, because otherwise it’s going to be really difficult being one and half men down.

The first professional victory is something every rider chases, and also remembers for the remainder of their career. For Mattias, it’s been a long time coming after a season full of ‘nearly-wins’, but finally his frustration has turned to joy, and we’re sure there will be plenty more to celebrate through his career.

“It’s really special. I have been close so many times this year and at one point I thought I wouldn’t get it. But It’s finally here and I can’t describe this. It’s really nice to have the first one crossed off and hopefully I will have many more in my career.

“Two days ago it was my 28th top 10 finish this year without a win, and in the end you race to win all the time. It’s your childhood dream. It’s why I want to be a pro to win races and to finally have it, is really special. I mean, I am just so happy! Also for the people at home who have sacrificed so much, for them this also means so much. They have given up their own dreams to have me at the best form possible, and without them I could not have done this.  This is a mix of everything: happiness and to finally give something back to people that support me all the time. Just to crack the first win hopefully means I can hope for more. The team has not given me any pressure, they have given me a lot of chances.”

Complete results:

26.1 kilometers raced at an average speed of 45.646 km/hr

1 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo 34min 5sec
2 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic @ 3sec
3 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X 0:13
4 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 0:15
5 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:25
6 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
7 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:26
8 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:27
9 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X 0:37
10 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 0:39
11 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 0:41
12 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 0:43
13 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis 0:45
14 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 0:46
15 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 0:50
16 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:51
17 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:55
18 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates 0:59
19 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:08
20 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën 1:11
21 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën 1:21
22 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM 1:27
23 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 1:29
24 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:36
25 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 1:39
26 Anthony Perez Cofidis 1:40
27 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ 1:43
28 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck 1:45
29 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 1:46
30 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling 1:49
31 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:51
32 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
33 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 1:52
34 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
35 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
36 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 1:53
37 Torstein Træen Uno-X 1:55
38 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:56
39 Tom Bohli Cofidis 1:57
40 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 1:58
41 Niklas Eg Uno-X 1:59
42 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 2:10
43 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën 2:12
44 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
45 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic 2:13
46 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën 2:14
47 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling 2:15
48 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
49 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM 2:17
50 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:21
51 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo 2:22
52 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2:25
53 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2:29
54 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 2:30
55 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:32
56 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates 2:34
57 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ 2:36
58 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck 2:37
59 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM 2:46
60 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 2:48
61 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:50
62 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck 2:51
63 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH s.t.
64 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates 2:53
65 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo 2:56
66 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling s.t.
67 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 2:57
68 Harrison Wood Cofidis 2:58
69 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3:00
70 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM 3:08
71 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM 3:09
72 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3:23
73 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 3:25
74 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:31
75 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling 3:32
76 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:34
77 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH 3:36
78 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:39
79 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo 3:41
80 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling 3:46
81 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:47
82 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:56
83 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic 4:04
84 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 4:04
85 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 4:08
86 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 4:15
87 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling 4:21
88 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 4:28
89 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 4:30
90 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling 4:33
91 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
92 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 4:34
93 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM 4:37
94 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH 4:45
95 Simon Dalby Uno-X 4:53
96 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH 5:07
97 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 5:08
98 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi 5:20
99 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
100 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 5:26
101 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH 5:33
102 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 5:39
103 Sindre Kulset Uno-X 5:44
104 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 6:06
105 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling 6:11
106 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 6:58

 

GC after stage 4:

541.7 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.275 km/hr

1 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo 13hr 7min 27sec
2 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic @ 3sec
3 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:14
4 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 0:21
5 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ 0:25
6 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:26
7 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:27
8 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 0:31
9 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X 0:37
10 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis 0:39
11 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 0:40
12 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates 0:43
13 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:46
14 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:55
15 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën 1:11
16 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën 1:12
17 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM 1:27
18 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 1:29
19 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:36
20 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 1:39
21 Anthony Perez Cofidis 1:40
22 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:50
23 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic 1:51
24 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 1:52
25 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
26 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 1:53
27 Torstein Træen Uno-X 1:55
28 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën 2:12
29 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic 2:12
30 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling 2:15
31 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM 2:17
32 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck 2:37
33 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
34 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 2:41
35 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates 2:53
36 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 3:02
37 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM 3:08
38 Sander Armee Cofidis 3:10
39 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:17
40 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
41 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:21
42 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:31
43 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM 3:35
44 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck 3:43
45 Harrison Wood Cofidis 3:53
46 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo 4:36
47 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ 4:38
48 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 5:41
49 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 6:18
50 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 6:38
51 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH 6:47
52 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 7:31
53 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM 7:40
54 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 8:01
55 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling 8:28
56 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 8:50
57 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 9:15
58 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 9:17
59 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi 9:18
60 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 9:30
61 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling 9:37
62 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH 9:47
63 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 9:50
64 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 9:59
65 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 10:09
66 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling 10:11
67 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates 10:19
68 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 10:47
69 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling 12:11
70 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 14:07
71 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi 14:17
72 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM 14:24
73 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 14:53
74 Niklas Eg Uno-X 14:59
75 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling 15:09
76 Simon Dalby Uno-X 15:13
77 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 15:19
78 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 16:14
79 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling 16:31
80 Tom Bohli Cofidis 16:40
81 Sindre Kulset Uno-X 17:23
82 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 17:35
83 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling 17:39
84 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo 18:10
85 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic 18:47
86 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 19:16
87 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 19:17
88 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën 19:34
89 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X 20:01
90 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH 20:50
91 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 20:53
92 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates 21:21
93 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH 21:26
94 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 21:35
95 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 21:58
96 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 22:02
97 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic 22:35
98 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 22:57
99 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 25:32
100 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 25:33
101 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ 25:55
102 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 30:36
103 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 32:06
104 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 34:02
105 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH 35:20
106 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 36:54

 

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Thursday, September 15: Stage 3, Rosport - Diekirch, 188.4 km

Stage 3 map & profile

Aaron Gate wins stage three.

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Weather at the finish city of Diekirch at 1:30 PM, local time: 18C (65F), mostly cloudy, with the wind from the northwest at 13 km/hr (9 mph). There is just a 2% chance of rain.

The race: Here's the report from third-place Davide Ballerini's Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.

Despite a hilly route and two steep climbs stacked in the final 15 kilometers, stage 3 of the Tour de Luxembourg didn’t see any big gaps open between the general classification contenders, in part thanks to Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, who rode hard to keep things together. Even when the bunch split on the final climb and Davide Ballerini and Tim Declercq slipped to the second group while Florian Sénéchal continued with what was left of the peloton, our guys didn’t give up and came back for the closing kilometers.

“El Tractor” drove a big tempo at the front, bringing back the only rider who managed to escape over the top of the ascent, before shutting down another attack, two kilometers from the finish. But when another acceleration involving two men came, the duo managed to hold off the chasers, despite a stunning effort of Davide Ballerini, who came close to bringing them back before eventually running out of road. The Italian finished third, followed by the French Champion, who is our best placed rider in the standings, in fifth place.

“Our team did a very good stage, they kept riding well and showed their shape, but today two guys jumped away just as we made the catch and kept going until the finish. We did our best, but came up short, just like on the previous stage. We miss that win, and it’s frustrating as we gave everything, but we’ll keep trying”, said sports director Brian Holm ahead of the penultimate stage, an individual time trial.

Complete results:

188.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.233 km/hr

1 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 4hr 40min 58sec
2 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis s.t.
3 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
4 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
5 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
6 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
7 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
8 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
9 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
10 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
11 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
12 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
13 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
14 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
15 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
16 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
17 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
18 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
19 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
20 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
21 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
22 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
23 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
24 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
25 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
26 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo s.t.
27 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X s.t.
28 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
29 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
30 Torstein Træen Uno-X s.t.
31 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
32 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
33 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
34 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
35 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
36 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
37 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
38 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
39 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
40 Nicola Conci Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
41 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling @ 52sec
42 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
43 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
44 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
45 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH s.t.
46 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
47 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
48 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
49 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
50 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
51 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
52 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo 0:55
53 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo s.t.
54 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
55 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
56 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
57 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
58 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
59 Harrison Wood Cofidis s.t.
60 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ s.t.
61 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 2:06
62 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
63 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH s.t.
64 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
65 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 2:47
66 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
67 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
68 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
69 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ s.t.
70 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
71 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
72 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
73 Niklas Eg Uno-X s.t.
74 Simon Dalby Uno-X s.t.
75 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates s.t.
76 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi 5:35
77 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
78 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
79 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 5:44
80 Sindre Kulset Uno-X 6:41
81 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ 7:10
82 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
83 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
84 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
85 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
86 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
87 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
88 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
89 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X s.t.
90 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
91 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
92 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
93 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH s.t.
94 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling s.t.
95 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling s.t.
96 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling s.t.
97 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
98 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 7:44
99 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH s.t.
100 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH s.t.
101 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
102 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
103 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
104 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
105 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates s.t.
106 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling 7:48
107 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 10:50
108 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo s.t.

 

GC after stage 3:

515.6 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.080 km/hr

1 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 12hr 33min 4sec
2 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck @ 7sec
3 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 0:08
4 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
5 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën 0:09
6 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 0:12
7 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis s.t.
8 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:13
9 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo 0:18
10 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
11 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
12 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
13 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
14 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X s.t.
15 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
16 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
17 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
18 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
19 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
20 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
21 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
22 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
23 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
24 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo s.t.
25 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
26 Torstein Træen Uno-X s.t.
27 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
28 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
29 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
30 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
31 Nicola Conci Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
32 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
33 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
34 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
35 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
36 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
37 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM 1:07
38 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1:10
39 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
40 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
41 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
42 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
43 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
44 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo 1:13
45 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
46 Harrison Wood Cofidis s.t.
47 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
48 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
49 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH 2:20
50 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ s.t.
51 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:17
52 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM 3:21
53 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
54 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:08
55 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling 4:13
56 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 4:15
57 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi 4:16
58 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH 4:58
59 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 5:27
60 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 5:37
61 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 6:08
62 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
63 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 6:45
64 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 6:53
65 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 7:03
66 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 7:29
67 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates 8:03
68 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling 8:06
69 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling 8:43
70 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 9:33
71 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 9:57
72 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling 10:38
73 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
74 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
75 Simon Dalby Uno-X s.t.
76 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 11:07
77 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM 11:33
78 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling 11:55
79 Sindre Kulset Uno-X 11:57
80 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi 12:14
81 Niklas Eg Uno-X 13:18
82 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 13:35
83 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling 15:01
84 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
85 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
86 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 15:21
87 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo 15:32
88 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH 15:35
89 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 15:39
90 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 17:12
91 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 17:36
92 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën 17:38
93 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 17:42
94 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
95 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH 18:08
96 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 18:28
97 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 19:13
98 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 19:44
99 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X 20:06
100 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates 20:40
101 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
102 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ 24:30
103 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 25:05
104 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 26:39
105 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 29:00
106 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi 29:34
107 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 30:14
108 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH 32:47

 

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Stage 3 map

Stage 3 profile

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Wednesday, September 14: Stage 2, Junglinster - Schifflange, 163.4 km

Stage 2 map & profile

Matteo Trentin

UAE Team Emirates' Matteo Trentin wins stage two.

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Weather at the finish city of Schifflange at 1:15 PM, local time: 23C (73F), mostly cloudy, with the wind from the southwest at 13 km/hr (8 mph). Currently there is a 19% chance of rain, rising to 54% at 3:00 PM. There are thunderstorms in the area.

The race: Two riders did not finish yesterday: Juan José Lobato (Euskaltel) and Christophe Masson (Geofco Doltcini). That left 111 riders in the race, who all stated today's stage.

Here's the report from stage winner Matteo Trentin's UAE Team Emirates:

Matteo Trentin took full advantage of a perfectly executed team lead-out today with an impressive victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Luxembourg.

A group of 8 riders formed the days breakaway on the 163km around Junlinster, though they would be picked up by the UAE Team Emirates lead peloton with inside the final 10km to go.

The final climb of the day with a maximum of 16% at 1km long came at the 7km mark, though UAE would hold strong and bring back any last minute attacks through Rafal Majka.

Rui Oliveira launched the sprint forcing the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl train to react with Trentin able to power past, beating Frenchman Florian Senechal on the downhill sprint to the line for his second win of the season.

Trentin: “It was a really nice final with a small climb and fast run through the city. We planned to do the climb with a hard but steady tempo with Majka and then focus on the leadout with Suter, Oliveira and our stagiaire Kluckers. The guys made a really good leadout and we forced Quickstep to go early and so we were able to come around in the last metres. The time-trial should decide the final GC but we’re focused day by day and making another good stage tomorrow.”

The third stage, from Rosport to Diekirch (188.4km) will be another day of rolling terrain.

Complete results:

163.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.286 km/hr

1 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 3hr 51min 51sec
2 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
3 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
4 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
5 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
6 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
7 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
8 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis s.t.
9 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
10 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
11 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
12 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling s.t.
13 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X s.t.
14 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
15 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
16 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
17 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH s.t.
18 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
19 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
20 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
21 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo s.t.
22 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
23 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
24 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
25 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
26 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
27 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH s.t.
28 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
29 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
30 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
32 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
33 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
34 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
35 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
36 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
37 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
38 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
39 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
40 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
41 Torstein Træen Uno-X s.t.
42 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
43 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
44 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
45 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling s.t.
46 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
47 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
48 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
49 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
50 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
51 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
52 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
53 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
54 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo s.t.
55 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ s.t.
56 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
57 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
58 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
59 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
60 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
61 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
62 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
63 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
64 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
65 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
66 Nicola Conci Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
67 Harrison Wood Cofidis s.t.
68 Simon Dalby Uno-X s.t.
69 Jacob Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
70 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling s.t.
71 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo s.t.
72 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
73 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
74 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
75 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
76 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
77 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH s.t.
78 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
79 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
80 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
81 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
82 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ s.t.
83 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH @ 1min 13sec
84 Sindre Kulset Uno-X 1:18
85 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 1:44
86 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 2:01
87 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:11
88 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
89 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 2:41
90 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
91 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
92 Niklas Eg Uno-X s.t.
93 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
94 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
95 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
96 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
97 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates s.t.
98 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:28
99 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 4:30
100 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 4:31
101 Robbe Ghys Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 4:54
102 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X 5:05
103 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
104 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
105 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates s.t.
106 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 13:59
107 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ s.t.
108 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
109 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH s.t.
110 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.

 

GC after stage 2:

327.2 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 42.286 km/hr

1 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 7hr 52min 6sec
2 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck @ 7sec
3 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 0:08
4 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën 0:09
5 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 0:12
6 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:13
7 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis 0:18
8 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
9 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
10 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X s.t.
11 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
12 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
13 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
14 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
15 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
16 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
17 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo s.t.
18 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
19 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
20 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
21 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
22 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
23 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
24 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
25 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
26 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
27 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
28 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
29 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
30 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling s.t.
31 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo s.t.
32 Torstein Træen Uno-X s.t.
33 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
34 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
35 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
36 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
37 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
38 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
39 Nicola Conci Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
40 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
41 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
42 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
43 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
44 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
45 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
46 Harrison Wood Cofidis s.t.
47 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
48 Jacob Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
49 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
50 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
51 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ 1:25
52 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH 1:28
53 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH 2:52
54 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:17
55 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM 3:21
56 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
57 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
58 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
59 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
60 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
61 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
62 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
63 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 3:58
64 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
65 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
66 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4:12
67 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 4:16
68 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke 4:42
69 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo s.t.
70 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 4:45
71 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling s.t.
72 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates 5:16
73 Sindre Kulset Uno-X s.t.
74 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM 5:58
75 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 6:01
76 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi 6:39
77 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling 7:51
78 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
79 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH s.t.
80 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling s.t.
81 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
82 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
83 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
84 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
85 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
86 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
87 Simon Dalby Uno-X s.t.
88 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 8:29
89 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 9:52
90 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 10:02
91 Niklas Eg Uno-X 10:31
92 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën 10:32
93 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
94 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
95 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH 10:58
96 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 11:18
97 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 12:00
98 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 12:03
99 Robbe Ghys Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 12:45
100 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates 12:56
101 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X s.t.
102 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
103 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 13:15
104 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 14:15
105 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ 17:20
106 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 19:29
107 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 21:50
108 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
109 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
110 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH 25:03

 

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Tuesday, September 13: Stage 1, Luxembourg - Luxembourg Kirchberg, 163.8 km

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Valentin Maouas

Valentin Madouas takes the first stage.

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The race: Here is the stage one report from winner Valentin Madouas' Team Groupama-FDJ.

A bit more than a week ago, Valentin Madouas brought a nice touch to his superb year with a great victory in the Tour du Doubs. On Tuesday, the Frenchman further enhanced his 2022 record by winning solo on the first stage of the Tour Luxembourg. Following good work from his teammates throughout the whole day, the 26-year-old puncher was strong enough to go solo on the last climb, less than two kilometres from the line, thus conquering the victory… and the first yellow jersey! A perfect start.

On Tuesday, Groupama-FDJ returned to a race they left on a high last year. In the streets of Luxembourg, David Gaudu indeed closed his stay in the grand duchy with a nice victory. Frédéric Guesdon and Jussi Veikkanen’s men were then eager to restart in a comparable way with the opening stage of the 2022 edition. “We came here to win stages, especially the first one as we knew that the final suited us”, introduced the French sports director. “We also had in-shape like Valentin and Kevin.” Around the Luxembourg capital, the riders had to tackle several climbs over the route’s 163 kilometres, including two climbs in the last ten kilometres”.

Fully confident with its leaders, the team took responsibility when a five-man breakaway developed. “We hoped that other teams would help us control the break, but we took part in the chase”, said Frédéric. “We had a plan, and we were aiming for a stage victory, so asked Clément to pull”. The young Frenchman therefore spent most of the stage at the head of the peloton to manage the gap, but not only. “We wanted to make the race hard, that’s why Clément went quite fast in the climbs, both to reduce the gap on the breakaway, but also to tire our opponents”, added Valentin Madouas.

After a long chase and a great work by his young teammate, the breakaway was eventually caught at the bottom of the penultimate climb. “We wanted to arrive all together with 12 kilometres to go and make a hard pace from the bottom to get rid of as many riders as possible”, added Frédéric. “Tobias positioned us well then Lorenzo set a strong tempo to make things hard. We know that the harder it is, the better it is for Valentin. We had to make the bodies suffer and not climb at a slow tempo”. At the top, about fifty riders broke away from the rest and then headed to the last climb: the Kirchberg (1.6 km at 6.3%), whose summit was located just over a kilometre from the finish. “We did a recon of the climb yesterday because our hotel is close”, said Frédéric. “Lars and Kevin needed to make things hard again for Val to counterattack with 1000-1500 metres to go”.

From the first slopes, the former Luxembourg champion indeed made a strong acceleration that few riders were able to follow. “Kevin attacked first to force the others to make an effort,” said Frédéric. “They came back, and Valentin went immediately”. “I also had pain in the legs”, admitted the Breton. “Kevin put in a big attack. I didn’t want to bring the others to him. I bided my time. When I then saw that they slowed down, that everyone needed to breathe and that they were struggling to come back to him, I knew it was the right time to attack”.

This time around, no one was able to follow his wheel. With a bit less than two kilometres remaining, the rider from Brest left everyone behind. “I made a gap right away,” he said. “I had a difficult time afterwards. I had to catch my breath because I gave everything at the top of the climb to get as much of a lead as possible. The last 500 metres were very hard, the legs were full of toxins, but it was enough to join the line. It’s really great”. A solo winner, three seconds ahead of his first chaser and eight on the bunch, Valentin Madouas was able to fully celebrate his second success in ten days. “It’s a wonderful day for us,” he added.

“We prepared it well. The whole team did a great job, and the legs are really, really good. My recent victory certainly gave me confidence. Winning is liberating. I recovered well from the Tour du Doubs, where I managed to win despite not having a great day. What gave me confidence was actually to think that I could have won more easily if I had had a good day. Today, I looked at the startlist and I knew that I had to go before the sprint”. “Valentin was motivated, and with his latest victory, he took off some pressure and knew he was going well”, confirmed Frédéric. “We did everything to put him in the best possible conditions at the bottom of the climb, then it was up to him to do his thing. He made a very good effort. We saw that they tried to chase behind, but they just couldn’t match him”.

While his selection for the Worlds Championships’ Road race was made official on Tuesday, the French puncher took his fourth win among the pros as well as the leader’s yellow jersey. “It’s a great race with good competition, and it’s for sure a good sign for the world championships”, concluded Valentin. “Nevertheless, I have a race to finish before going there. We will try to keep the jersey as long as possible. In any case, I might be in a shape that I have never been in during my career”. “This Tour Luxembourg will certainly not be a failure, but there are still other stages that may suit us”, ended Frédéric. “We’re not going to take stock after this victory. We hope to win a second one and why not get in the mix for the overall. The most important thing is that we don’t make any mistakes and that the team gives everything”.

Complete results:

163.8 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.879 km/hr

1 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 4hr 0min 25sec
2 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck @ 3sec
3 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:07
4 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 0:08
5 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
6 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis s.t.
7 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
8 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
9 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
10 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
11 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
12 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
13 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X s.t.
14 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
15 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
16 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
17 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
18 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
19 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo s.t.
20 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
21 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
22 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
23 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
24 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo s.t.
25 Nicola Conci Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
26 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
27 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
28 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling s.t.
29 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
30 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
31 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
32 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
33 Torstein Træen Uno-X s.t.
34 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
35 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
36 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
37 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
38 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
39 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
40 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
41 Harrison Wood Cofidis s.t.
42 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
43 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
44 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
45 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
46 Jacob Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
47 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
48 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
50 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
51 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ 1:15
52 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH 1:18
53 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 2:25
54 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates s.t.
55 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH 2:42
56 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:07
57 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling 3:11
58 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
59 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ s.t.
60 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
61 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
62 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
63 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
64 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
65 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
66 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
67 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3:48
68 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
69 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
70 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
71 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
72 Sindre Kulset Uno-X s.t.
73 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 4:06
74 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
75 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo 4:32
76 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
77 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling 4:35
78 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
79 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 6:54
80 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 7:41
81 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
82 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
83 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates s.t.
84 Robbe Ghys Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
85 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
86 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
87 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
88 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
89 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
90 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X s.t.
91 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
92 Simon Dalby Uno-X s.t.
93 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH s.t.
94 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
95 Niklas Eg Uno-X s.t.
96 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
97 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
98 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
99 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling s.t.
100 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
101 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
102 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
103 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
104 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 9:09
105 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 9:26
106 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 9:35
107 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH s.t.
108 Gabriel Muller Burgos-BH 9:39
109 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 10:54
110 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH s.t.
111 Alexandre Kess Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com 16:38

 

GC after stage 1:

1 Valentin Madouas Groupama-FDJ 4hr 0min 15sec
2 Sjoerd Bax Alpecin-Deceuninck @ 7sec
3 Clement Berthet Ag2r-Citroën 0:13
4 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates 0:18
5 Florian Sénéchal Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
6 Benjamin Thomas Cofidis s.t.
7 Maxime Bouet Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
8 Victor Koretzky B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
9 Franck Bonnamour B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
10 Rune Herregodts Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
11 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
12 Dorian Godon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
13 Jonas Gregaard Uno-X s.t.
14 Kévin Vauquelin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
15 Marco Tizza Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
16 Kevin Geniets Groupama-FDJ s.t.
17 Anthony Perez Cofidis s.t.
18 Lucas Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
19 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo s.t.
20 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
21 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
22 Felix Gall Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
23 Sergio Martin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
24 Antwan Tolhoek Trek-Segafredo s.t.
25 Nicola Conci Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
26 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
27 Ruben Apers Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
28 Mathias Bregnhøj Riwal Cycling s.t.
29 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
30 Sander Armee Cofidis s.t.
31 Joel Suter UAE Team Emirates s.t.
32 Ivan Centrone Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
33 Torstein Træen Uno-X s.t.
34 Jason Osborne Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
35 Michel Ries Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
36 Pierre Rolland B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
37 Aaron Gate Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
38 Tim Declercq Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
39 Sebastian Schönberger B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
40 Julien Vermote Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
41 Harrison Wood Cofidis s.t.
42 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
43 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
44 James Oram Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
45 Tobias Bayer Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
46 Jacob Eriksson Riwal Cycling s.t.
47 Josh Kench Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
48 Bastien Tronchon Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Rui Oliveira UAE Team Emirates s.t.
50 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
51 Lars Van Den Berg Groupama-FDJ 1:25
52 Juan Antonio Lopez-Cozar Burgos-BH 1:28
53 Tom Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 2:35
54 Andres Ardila UAE Team Emirates s.t.
55 Óscar Pelegrí Burgos-BH 2:52
56 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 3:17
57 Louis Coqueret Leopard Pro Cycling 3:21
58 Aaron Verwilst Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
59 Tobias Ludvigsson Groupama-FDJ s.t.
60 Arne Marit Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
61 Gil Gelders Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
62 Axel Laurance B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
63 Elias Maris Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
64 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
65 Luc Wirtgen Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
66 Cyril Barthe B&B Hotels-KTM s.t.
67 Jens Reynders Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3:58
68 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
69 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
70 Asier Etxeberria Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
71 Joseba Lopez Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
72 Sindre Kulset Uno-X s.t.
73 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 4:16
74 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
75 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo 4:42
76 Ryan Christensen Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
77 Emil Vinjebo Riwal Cycling 4:45
78 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo s.t.
79 Justin Wolf Leopard Pro Cycling 7:01
80 Niklas Eg Uno-X 7:50
81 Julien Desmarets Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces 7:51
82 Théo Bonnet Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
83 Colin Heiderscheid Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
84 Arthur Kluckers UAE Team Emirates s.t.
85 Robbe Ghys Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise s.t.
86 Jannik Steimle Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
87 Tim Torn Teutenberg Leopard Pro Cycling s.t.
88 Tom Bohli Cofidis s.t.
89 Thomas Delphis Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
90 Jacques Gloesener Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
91 Morten Hulgaard Uno-X s.t.
92 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
93 Simon Dalby Uno-X s.t.
94 Manuel Peñalver Burgos-BH s.t.
95 Stijn Steels Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
96 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
97 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
98 Alessandro Verre Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
99 Martijn Budding Riwal Cycling s.t.
100 James Fouche Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
101 Hugo Hofstetter Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
102 Tom Sexton Bolton Equities-Black Spoke s.t.
103 Stijn Siemons Geofco Doltcini Materiel-Velo.com s.t.
104 Kevin Inkelaar Leopard Pro Cycling 9:19
105 Kasper Viberg Søgaard Riwal Cycling 9:34
106 Clément Davy Groupama-FDJ 9:45
107 Angel Fuentes Burgos-BH s.t.
108 Gabriel Muller Burgos-BH 9:49
109 Antonio Soto Euskaltel-Euskadi 11:04
110 Felipe Orts Lloret Burgos-BH s.t.
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Start list with back numbers, September 12, 2022:

QUICK-STEP ALPHA VINYL
1 BALLERINI Davide
2 BAGIOLI Andrea
3 DECLERCQ Tim
4 SENECHAL Florian
5 STEELS Stijn
6 STEIMLE Jannik
AG2R-CITROEN
11 BERTHET Clement
12 BOUCHARD Geoffrey
13 DELPHIS Thomas
14 GALL Felix
15 GODON Dorian
16 TRONCHON Bastien
COFIDIS
21 ARMEE Sander
22 BOHLI Tom
23 PEREZ Anthony
24 THOMAS Benjamin
25 HERRADA Jesús
26 WOOD Harrison
GROUPAMA-FDJ
31 DAVY Clement
32 GERMANI Lorenzo
33 GENIETS Kevin
34 LUDVIGSSON Tobias
35 MADOUAS Valentin
36 VAN DEN BERG Lars
TREK-SEGAFREDO
41 BRAMBILLA Gianluca
42 CICCONE Giulio
43 HELLEMOSE Asbjorn
44 GHEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel
45 SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
46 TOLHOEK Antwan
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
51 OLIVEIRA Rui
52 ARDILA Andres
53 MAJKA Rafal
54 KLUCKERS Arthur
55 SUTER Joel
56 TRENTIN Matteo
ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
61 BAX Sjoerd
62 BAYER Tobias
63 CONCI Nicola
64 SBARAGLI Kristian
65 OSBORNE Jason
66 VERMOTE Julien
B&B HOTELS-KTM
71 BARTHE Cyril
72 BONNAMOUR Franck
73 ROLLAND Pierre
74 KORETZKY Victor
75 LAURANCE Axel
76 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian
BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES WB
81 GELDERS Gil
82 MERTZ Rémy
83 TIZZA Marco
84 WILLEMS Jago
85 WIRTGEN Luc
86 WIRTGEN Tom
BURGOS-BH
91 FUENTES Ángel
92 MADRAZO Ángel
93 LÓPEZ-COZAR Juan
94 ORTS Felipe
95 PENALVER Manuel
96 PELEGRÍ Óscar
CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA
101 AULAR Orluis
102 ETXEBERRIA Josu
103 LOPEZ Joseba
104 BARRENETXEA Jon
105 MARTIN Sergio
106 NICOLAU Joel
EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI
111 ARISTI Mikel
112 ETXEBARRIA Asier
113 CUADRADO Unai
114 SOTO Jesús
115 JUARISTI Txomin
116 LOBATO Juan Jose
SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE
121 APERS Ruben
122 GHYS Robbe
123 HERREGODTS Rune
124 MARIT Arne
125 REYNDERS Jens
126 VERWILST Aaron
ARKÉA-SAMSIC
131 BOUET Maxime
132 GUERNALEC Thibault
133 HOFSTETTER Hugo
134 RIES Michel
135 VAUQUELIN Kevin
136 VERRE Alessandro
UNO-X PRO
141 DALBY Simon
142 EG Niklas
143 HULGAARD Morten
144 KULSET Sindre
145 TRAEEN Torstein
146 GREGAARD WILSLY Jonas
BOLTON EQUITIES-BLACK SPOKE
151 CHRISTENSEN Ryan
152 FOUCHE James
153 GATE Aaron
154 KENCH Joshua
155 ORAM James
156 SEXTON Thomas
LEOPARD PRO CYCLING
161 HEIDERSCHEID Colin
162 INKELAAR Kevin
163 HODAPP Johannes
164 MARIS Elias
165 TEUTENBERG Tim Torn
166 WOLF Justin
RIWAL CYCLING TEAM
171 BREGNHØJ Mathias
172 BUDDING Martijn
173 ERIKSSON Jacob
174 ERIKSSON Lucas
175 SØGAARD Kasper Viberg
176 VINJEBO Emil Nygaard
GEOFCO DOLTCINI MATERIEL-VELO.COM
181 BONNET Theo
182 CENTRONE Ivan
183 GLOESENER Jacques
184 KESS Alexandre
185 MASSON Christophe
186 SIEMONS Stijn