5 Stages of the
Škoda Tour de Luxembourg
Welcome to one of the most anticipated sports events in the Grand Duchy – the Škoda Tour de Luxembourg. Some of the world’s elite cyclists will go head to head in a 5 day cycling race through some of Luxembourg’s most iconic locations.
From the heart of the vibrant capital city of Luxembourg to the tranquil countryside and villages, the route winds through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the region. Whether you’re a seasoned cycling enthusiast or a casual spectator, the Škoda Tour de Luxembourg is an opportunity to witness some of the world’s top riders in action, whilst enjoying beautiful views and an energetic atmostphere.
Make sure you research the route and checkpoints beforehand so that you don’t miss out on some of the key spots to watch the race from.
See below for more information about the different stages as well as the roadbook for the race.
A Guide to Each Stage
Here’s everything you need to know about each stage of the race
Stage 1: Luxembourg – Abbaye de Neumünster > Luxembourg Kirchberg
It will be a beautiful start at Neumünster Abbey, where we will be able to present the teams in a magnificent setting. After the neutral zone and the official starting signal in Dommeldange, we’ll head north. It’s an undulating stage. Expect a group of 20-30 riders to end up fighting for victory. On the Côte de Stafelter, a larger group of favourites could form and tackle the final climb together.
Stage 2: Mondorf-les-Bains > Mamer
The second stage has the possibility of a bunch sprint. However, in races like the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg, where the teams only have six riders, breakaways always have a chance of winning. In terms of the profile, this is the easiest stage, with a slightly uphill final straight of almost a kilometre. The final circuit is particularly interesting, with a rapid descent via Bridel and Kopstal. The last five kilometres are relatively flat.
Stage 3: Mertert > Vianden
The queen stage heads north from Mertert until we reach the particularly spectacular final circuit. Instead of taking the normal road, the route goes up Côte du Niklosbierg on small paths. The average gradient is 18% – only climbers can stand up to it. This climb will have to be completed three times. The finish at Vianden Castle will be an interesting test.
Stage 4: Pétange > Pétange
This year, the individual time trial will take place in Pétange. The local cycling club, Union Cycliste Pétange, is celebrating its centenary. The route takes riders from the city of Pétange through the Communes of Käerjeng, Steinfort and Garnich to finish again in the center of Pétange. There could be big changes in the overall classification after this stage!
Stage 5: Mersch > Luxembourg Limpertsberg
This stage offers a particularly spectacular final circuit with the Pabeierbierg and a finish near the city centre. It’s a very difficult one that shouldn’t be underestimated. Four categorized climbs will have to be tackled before entering the final circuit. A breakaway could certainly take the victory. A final stage isn’t ridden like a first stage. There may still be 30 motivated riders, and the race is usually decided in the final kilometres.