Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg

Stage 4) Dudelange - Dudelange

LU Luxembourg Friday 17 September 2021 25.4 km

Cattaneo gets his first win for the Wolfpack

Cattaneo gets his first win for the Wolfpack

Mattia Cattaneo couldn’t hide his big smile after becoming the 17th different Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider to score a victory this season in the 25.4km individual time trial that the Tour de Luxembourg scheduled Friday, a stage everyone expected to bring some big gaps in the general classification, where things were tight at the beginning of the day.

A member of the Wolfpack since 2020, Cattaneo blitzed the course around Dudelange, setting a blistering time at the intermediate checkpoint before breaking the sub-31-minute barrier, the first rider to do so thanks to an impressive 49.34km/h average speed. Bronze medalist at the National ITT Championships in June, the 30-year-old Italian confirmed the spectacular progress he made against the clock in the past two seasons and took to the podium at the end of the day to celebrate the first ITT victory of his career.

“I am so happy, because I worked a lot in the time trial and to finally get my first win in the discipline feels amazing. The fact that I did it in the Deceuninck – Quick-Step jersey, in the best season of my career, makes everything even more special. It’s my first time here in Luxembourg and I already liked it here, but now this country has become even more special. I’m delighted with the excellent day the team had”, said Mattia after moving up to third on the general classification, which is being led by his teammate João Almeida.

Four seconds separated the Portuguese from the yellow jersey at the start of the stage, but a huge ride in the time trial saw him conclude second and put the 23-year-old all-rounder back in the driving seat with a comfortable margin of over 40 seconds: “First and second for the Wolfpack, it doesn’t get any better than that. I’m delighted to be in yellow again, but also for Mattia, he deserved this victory. I had really good legs today and went all out, especially in the second part of the course. I have a nice margin in the GC now and we will do everything to keep the jersey on the final stage.”

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30:53
2 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
3 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:26
4 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
0:35
5 Pierre Latour
Team TotalEnergies
0:38
6 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:49
7 Jack Bauer
Team BikeExchange
0:50
8 Harry Sweeny
Lotto Soudal
0:55
9 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
0:55
10 Vincenzo Nibali
Trek - Segafredo
0:57
17 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:08
66 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:11
69 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:15
90 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:07
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:49:51
2 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:43
3 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:50
4 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
0:52
5 Pierre Latour
Team TotalEnergies
1:07
6 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
1:21
7 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
1:21
8 Vincenzo Nibali
Trek - Segafredo
1:32
9 Davide Formolo
UAE-Team Emirates
1:36
10 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
1:37
14 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:58
38 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:36
41 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:35
87 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:30
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
52 pt
2 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
40 pt
3 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
4 Sacha Modolo
Alpecin-Fenix
20 pt
5 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
20 pt
6 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
19 pt
7 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
18 pt
8 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
16 pt
9 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R Citroën Team
16 pt
10 Pierre Latour
Team TotalEnergies
14 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
15 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
17 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:49:51
2 Marc Hirschi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:43
3 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
1:21
4 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
1:51
5 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
1:54
6 Oier Lazkano López
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2:18
7 Attila Valter
Groupama - FDJ
3:19
8 Jan Maas
Leopard Pro Cycling
3:28
9 Kevin Colleoni
Team BikeExchange
6:46
10 Arthur Kluckers
Leopard Pro Cycling
8:46
11 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:36
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 38:32:40
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:19
3 Groupama - FDJ 1:08
4 Trek - Segafredo 6:53
5 AG2R Citroën Team 10:27
6 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 16:26
7 Team BikeExchange 16:38
8 DELKO 18:59
9 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 21:09
10 Team TotalEnergies 21:11

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