Skoda Tour Luxembourg

Stage 1: STADE DE LUXEMBOURG - LUXEMBOURG-KIRCHBERG

LU Luxembourg Tuesday 13 September 2022 163.8 km

A solid start for Sénéchal

A solid start for Sénéchal

Sticking to the tradition of recent years, the race got underway with a demanding stage around the country’s capital which seriously tested the riders and already opened some gaps in the general classification. Four classified climbs and a hard uphill finish – that’s what the peloton had to face Tuesday afternoon, and by the time they arrived at the bottom of the day’s final difficulty, only 40 riders were still part of the bunch.

Davide Ballerini and Tim Declercq did a fine job in bringing Florian Sénéchal to the front of the group heading towards the final hill, and the French Champion was ideally placed with two kilometers to go, hoping for a reduced sprint. But other teams had different plans, launching a series of furious attacks on the uphill drag to the line, and one of these went all the way to the line, Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) taking the win. A few seconds later, the chasing group arrived and Florian took fifth place – his 12th top 10 place of the season.

“It was a very tough stage today. The guys did well today: Stijn pulled in the first part of the day, with Tim taking over for the final kilometers. We didn’t get a win, but we fought hard, because it’s in our DNA. Florian showed a good form and we’ll try again the next couple of days, either with him or with Davide”, said Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl sports director Brian Holm.

 

Photo credit: ©Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Race details

1 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
4:00:25
2 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:03
3 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
0:07
4 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
0:08
5 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:08
6 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
0:08
7 Maxime Bouet
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:08
8 Victor Koretzky
0:08
9 Franck Bonnamour
0:08
10 Rune Herregodts
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:08
38 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:08
74 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:06
85 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:41
94 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:41
1 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
4:00:15
2 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:07
3 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
0:13
4 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
0:18
5 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:18
6 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
0:18
7 Maxime Bouet
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:18
8 Victor Koretzky
0:18
9 Franck Bonnamour
0:18
10 Rune Herregodts
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:18
38 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:18
74 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:16
86 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:51
95 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:51
1 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
20 pt
2 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
16 pt
3 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
13 pt
4 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
11 pt
5 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
9 pt
6 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
7 pt
7 Maxime Bouet
Team Arkéa Samsic
5 pt
8 Victor Koretzky
3 pt
9 Franck Bonnamour
2 pt
10 Rune Herregodts
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
1 pt
1 Gil Gelders
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
8 pt
2 Kasper Viberg Søgaard
Riwal Cycling Team
5 pt
3 Antonio Jesús Soto Guirao
Euskaltel - Euskadi
5 pt
4 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
3 pt
5 Niklas Eg
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3 pt
6 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Egerzeigzaarhka
Trek - Segafredo
2 pt
7 Justin Wolf
Leopard Pro Cycling
2 pt
8 Jonas Gregaard Wilsly
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
1 pt
1 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
4:00:28
2 Rune Herregodts
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:05
3 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:05
4 Kevin Geniets
Groupama - FDJ
0:05
5 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:05
6 Jon Barrenetxea Golzarri
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:05
7 Felix Gall
AG2R Citroën Team
0:05
8 Nicola Conci
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:05
9 Ruben Apers
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:05
10 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
0:05
1 Alpecin-Deceuninck 12:01:34
2 AG2R Citroën Team 0:04
3 Cofidis 0:05
4 Array 0:05
5 Team Arkéa Samsic 0:05
6 UAE Team Emirates 0:05
7 Trek - Segafredo 0:05
8 Riwal Cycling Team 0:05
9 Bolton Equities Black Spoke Pro Cycling 0:05
10 Groupama - FDJ 1:04

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