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Luxembourg (1): Bakelants 15th, a mechanical eliminates Vliegen

Luxembourg (1): Bakelants 15th, a mechanical eliminates Vliegen

The Tour de Luxembourg (2.Pro, 15-19/09) didn't start with the traditional short prologue. But the centre of Luxembourg City was the start and finish of the opening stage of 133,5 kilometer. Five riders colored the race until 9 kilometer from the finish, the moment Loïc Vliegen had to draw a cross over his ambitions for the general classification because of a mechanical. The peloton battled for the victory on an uphill finish. Diego Ulissi became the first leader thanks to the stage victory. Jan Bakelants finished 15th. On Wednesday, the second stage with start in Remich is concluded after 160.8 kilometer by a local lap around  Hesperange.

Stage 1:

1.Diego Ulissi
2.Amaury Capiot
3.Eduard-Michael Grosu
15.Jan Bakelants
24.Aimé De Gendt
39.Xandro Meurisse
88.Thomas Degand +1:46
93.Pieter Vanspeybrouck +2:04
99.Loïc Vliegen +2:16