Tonight, the stage race, Tour of Luxembourg was launched with a prologue over just 2.5 kilometers but with both cobblestones and gradients in the Capital of Luxembourg. The fastest rider in the peloton was Jimmy Engoulvent (Sojasun) who won the prologue like he did in 2012, 2010 and in 2007.
DS, Dan Frost comments on the team goals:
“It was a technically demanding course with quite a few corners, cobbles and a steep descent and the short distance was obviously not in Manuele’s favour. He likes the longer time trials. We enter this race without a given rider for the GC which means that everyone’s free to attack and enter the breakaways and hopefully drag in a good stage result,” said Saxo-Tinkoff DS, Dan Frost.
The race ends Sunday.