Skoda Tour Luxembourg

Stage 2: JUNGLINSTER - SCHIFFLANGE

LU Luxembourg Wednesday 14 September 2022 163.4 km

Sénéchal comes close to victory in Luxembourg

Sénéchal comes close to victory in Luxembourg

For the second day in a row, Florian Sénéchal was in the mix at the Tour de Luxembourg. After Tuesday the small peloton he was part of missed out on catching the lone attacker by just a few seconds and he finished fifth, this time the stage concluded in a bunch sprint and our rider featured again in the fight for victory.

The story of the stage unfolded on the fast finishing straight in Schifflange, a small town that featured on the route for the sixth time in the last decade. A rider attacked with 500 meters to go, our team pulled hard to reel him in, and Florian – who was the one to nullify this attack – still had enough left to sprint and take runner-up behind Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates), less than half a wheel separating him from the win, while teammate Davide Ballerini rounded out the podium.

“I’m disappointed, because I am quite sure I could have won if not for that attack that I had to close. When Oliveira went with about 350 meters to go once Jannik peeled off the front, I had to pull hard to shut down that move. I did it, but Trentin came out of my wheel and passed me in the last meters. It won’t be easy in the next stages, but we’ll try again”, Florian said.

 

Photo credit: ©Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Race details

1 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
3:51:51
2 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
3 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
4 Axel Laurance
0:00
5 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
6 Jon Barrenetxea Golzarri
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:00
7 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:00
8 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
0:00
9 Victor Koretzky
0:00
10 Rui Oliveira
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
38 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
62 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
65 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
1 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
7:52:06
2 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:07
3 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
0:08
4 Bastien Tronchon
AG2R Citroën Team
0:09
5 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
6 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
0:13
7 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
0:18
8 Victor Koretzky
0:18
9 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:18
10 Jonas Gregaard Wilsly
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:18
42 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:18
66 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:12
81 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:51
86 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:51
1 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
31 pt
2 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
25 pt
3 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
20 pt
4 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
16 pt
5 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
13 pt
6 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
13 pt
7 Axel Laurance
11 pt
8 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
10 pt
9 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
9 pt
10 Jon Barrenetxea Golzarri
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
7 pt
1 Joel Nicolau Beltran
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
13 pt
2 Gil Gelders
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
8 pt
3 Morten Hulgaard
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
7 pt
4 Kasper Viberg Søgaard
Riwal Cycling Team
5 pt
5 Antonio Jesús Soto Guirao
Euskaltel - Euskadi
5 pt
6 Asier Etxeberria Zafra
Euskaltel - Euskadi
4 pt
7 Justin Wolf
Leopard Pro Cycling
4 pt
8 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
3 pt
9 Niklas Eg
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3 pt
10 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Egerzeigzaarhka
Trek - Segafredo
2 pt
1 Bastien Tronchon
AG2R Citroën Team
7:52:15
2 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
0:04
3 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:09
4 Jon Barrenetxea Golzarri
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:09
5 Rune Herregodts
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:09
6 Ruben Apers
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:09
7 Kevin Geniets
Groupama - FDJ
0:09
8 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:09
9 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:09
10 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
0:09
1 Alpecin-Deceuninck 23:37:07
2 AG2R Citroën Team 0:04
3 UAE Team Emirates 0:05
4 Array 0:05
5 Cofidis 0:05
6 Trek - Segafredo 0:05
7 Team Arkéa Samsic 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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