Skoda Tour Luxembourg

Stage 5: MERSCH - LUXEMBOURG-LIMPERTSBERG

LU Luxembourg Saturday 17 September 2022 178.4 km

A hilly finale for the Tour de Luxembourg

A hilly finale for the Tour de Luxembourg

The many short climbs spread over the course of the last Tour de Luxembourg stage, together with the bonifications on offer at the two intermediate sprints placed in the closing kilometers promised significant changes to the overall standings, but in the end things remained more or less as they were before the start.

A small breakaway was in the spotlight and had the peloton work really hard in order to bring them back, the last man in that group being caught only in the last kilometer, on a 700m hill featuring some really steep gradients. This allowed four riders to escape from the bunch and fight for the stage win, which went to Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), while Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) took home the yellow jersey.

Tim Declercq was among the most active riders in the last part of the day, putting in a solid ride on the undulating roads around Luxembourg, gaining two positions in the general classification and concluding the event as Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s top finisher.

 

Photo credit: ©Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Race details

1 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
4:36:08
2 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
3 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:00
4 Kevin Geniets
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
5 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
0:03
6 Axel Laurance
0:03
7 Rémy Mertz
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:03
8 Dorian Godon
AG2R Citroën Team
0:03
9 Marco Tizza
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
0:03
10 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:03
23 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:22
53 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:41
68 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:57
70 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:26
94 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
14:55
1 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
17:43:29
2 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:05
3 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
0:17
4 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
0:23
5 Kevin Geniets
Groupama - FDJ
0:31
6 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
0:40
7 Jonas Gregaard Wilsly
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:53
8 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
0:55
9 Aaron Gate
Bolton Equities Black Spoke Pro Cycling
0:56
10 Rune Herregodts
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:57
17 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:04
31 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:37
49 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8:44
63 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
14:19
93 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
31:15
1 Matteo Trentin
UAE Team Emirates
51 pt
2 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
45 pt
3 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
43 pt
4 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
34 pt
5 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
29 pt
6 Sjoerd Bax
Alpecin-Deceuninck
26 pt
7 Benjamin Thomas
Cofidis
26 pt
8 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
26 pt
9 Axel Laurance
25 pt
10 Aaron Gate
Bolton Equities Black Spoke Pro Cycling
20 pt
1 Joel Nicolau Beltran
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
35 pt
2 Gil Gelders
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
12 pt
3 Felix Gall
AG2R Citroën Team
9 pt
4 Morten Hulgaard
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
7 pt
5 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
6 pt
6 Sander Armée
Cofidis
6 pt
7 Victor Koretzky
5 pt
8 Kasper Viberg Søgaard
Riwal Cycling Team
5 pt
9 Pierre Rolland
5 pt
10 Antonio Jesús Soto Guirao
Euskaltel - Euskadi
5 pt
17 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
1 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
17:43:29
2 Kévin Vauquelin
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:05
3 Kevin Geniets
Groupama - FDJ
0:31
4 Rune Herregodts
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:57
5 Joel Suter
UAE Team Emirates
0:59
6 Clément Berthet
AG2R Citroën Team
1:02
7 Bastien Tronchon
AG2R Citroën Team
1:23
8 Felix Gall
AG2R Citroën Team
2:54
9 Michel Ries
Team Arkéa Samsic
3:03
10 Jon Barrenetxea Golzarri
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
3:33
1 UAE Team Emirates 53:13:52
2 Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:01
3 AG2R Citroën Team 0:33
4 Team Arkéa Samsic 1:16
5 Groupama - FDJ 1:58
6 Cofidis 2:15
7 Array 4:07
8 Bolton Equities Black Spoke Pro Cycling 4:53
9 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 9:38
10 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 10:26

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