During the fourth stage of the SkodaTour Luxembourg, the riders had to compete in a 25,4 km individual time-trial, which started and finished in the heart of Dudelange.
It was obvious that this time-trial would probably be decisive in the battle for the overall victory. The profile was far from flat, the 1,5 km climb of the Poteau de Kayl presented a real challenge.
Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck)
With 189,3 km, the third stage on Thursday between Mondorf-les-Bains and Mamer was the longest of the 81st edition of the SkodaTour Luxembourg.
Six riders broke away from the peloton: The Luxembourger Alex Kirsch (Trek) was accompanied by Ben O'Connor (Ag2r), Kenneth van Rooy (Sport Vlaanderen), Philipp Walsleben (Alpecin), Ceriel Desal (Bingoal) and Jasper de Buyst (Lotto-Soudal). Desal, however, was dropped with 55 km to go.
On Wednesday, the second stage of the SkodaTour Luxembourg took place, marking the queen stage over a distance of 186,1 km and no less than seven categorized climbs. On the last 50 kilometres, the Côte d'Eschdorf had to be tackled three times. The finish line was located 800 m behind the last climb, where Marc Hirschi (UAE Emirates) won the race, 8 seconds ahead of
The 81st edition of the SkodaTour Luxembourg started on Tuesday with the first stage over 140 km, which started in Luxembourg-Kirchberg and also ended there. Six riders formed the breakaway group of the day: Jack Bauer (BikeExchange), Sebastian Schönberger (B&B Hotels), Kenny Molly (Bingoal), Angel Fuentes Paniego (Burgos), Evaldas Siskevicius (Delko) and Emerson Oronte (Rally). They had a lead of almost four minutes over the