Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg

Stage 3) Mondorf-Les-Bains - Mamer

LU Luxembourg Thursday 16 September 2021 189.3 km

João Almeida keeps the Tour de Luxembourg points jersey

João Almeida keeps the Tour de Luxembourg points jersey

The longest stage of the Tour de Luxembourg travelled from Mondorf-Les-Bains, the country’s famous spa town, to Mamer, over 189.3 rolling kilometers, and had in the spotlight a six-man breakaway whose gap, despite hovering around the three-minute mark, forced the field to work hard in order to reel them in.

As they entered the final five kilometers, the bunch could see the remaining escapees up the road, but the quartet fought tooth and nail to hold them off and they almost managed it, getting reabsorbed only 800 meters from the line. João Almeida came home with the peloton, having been protected from start to finish by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates, and remained at the top of the points classification.

“The pace was high today, but I had an easy ride thanks to the team, who did a great effort for me. Coming into the final kilometer, I felt good and wanted to sprint, but it turned out to be very messy and I got boxed in, so I had to brake. Now I will recover and focus on the individual time trial. I am confident ahead of it and will give my best to try and retake the yellow jersey, but it will all depend on how the legs will respond”, said João, who sits just four seconds from the overall lead.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Sacha Modolo
Alpecin-Fenix
4:17:47
2 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
3 Eduard-Michael Grosu
DELKO
0:00
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team TotalEnergies
0:00
5 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
6 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
7 Arne Marit
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:00
8 Franck Bonnamour
0:00
9 Manuel Peñalver Aniorte
Burgos-BH
0:00
10 Arvid de Kleijn
Rally Cycling
0:00
20 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
27 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
40 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
87 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:39
98 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:28
106 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:00
1 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
12:18:53
2 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:04
3 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:19
4 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
0:23
5 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
0:23
6 Davide Formolo
UAE-Team Emirates
0:23
7 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:33
8 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:35
9 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:35
10 Pierre Latour
Team TotalEnergies
0:35
18 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:56
19 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:56
37 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:27
38 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:34
88 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:25
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36 pt
2 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
33 pt
3 Sacha Modolo
Alpecin-Fenix
20 pt
4 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
19 pt
5 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
18 pt
6 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
16 pt
7 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R Citroën Team
16 pt
8 Eduard-Michael Grosu
DELKO
13 pt
9 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R Citroën Team
12 pt
10 Davide Formolo
UAE-Team Emirates
11 pt
1 Kenny Molly
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
29 pt
2 Sebastian Schönberger
20 pt
3 Kenneth Van Rooy
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
8 pt
4 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
8 pt
5 Adam de Vos
Rally Cycling
5 pt
6 Kamil Gradek
Vini Zabù
4 pt
7 Alex Kirsch
Trek - Segafredo
4 pt
8 Emerson Oronte
Rally Cycling
4 pt
9 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
10 Jack Bauer
Team BikeExchange
3 pt
11 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
16 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
18 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
12:18:53
2 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:04
3 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:19
4 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:35
5 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
0:56
6 Attila Valter
Groupama - FDJ
0:56
7 Oier Lazkano López
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
1:04
8 Jan Maas
Leopard Pro Cycling
1:39
9 Kevin Colleoni
Team BikeExchange
4:13
10 Arthur Kluckers
Leopard Pro Cycling
7:01
11 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:27
1 UAE-Team Emirates 36:57:40
2 Groupama - FDJ 0:20
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:14
4 Trek - Segafredo 6:59
5 AG2R Citroën Team 8:28
6 Team BikeExchange 14:17
7 DELKO 14:36
8 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 14:49
9 Team Arkéa Samsic 17:57
10 Team TotalEnergies 18:09

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