PROFESSIONALS | 09/14/2022 | 15:31
Matteo Trentin worldwide! The runner of the UAE Team Emirates won the second leg of the Tour of Luxembourg 2022 arriving in Schifflange, anticipating the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl duo formed by Florian Sénéchal And Davide Ballerini, who had taken the final 200 meters in the lead. This is the second success of the season for the rider from Trentino, after his success at Le Samyn last March. He remains at the top of the general classification easily Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ).
The stage was characterized by the escape of 8 riders: Bastien Tronchon (AG2R Citroën), Cyril Barthe (B&B Hotels-KTM), Tom Wirtgen (Bingoal Pauwels), Joel Nicolau (CajaRural Seguros-RGA), Asier Etxeberria (Euskaltel Euskadi), Morten Hulgaard (Uno-X), James Fouché (Bolton Equities Black Spoke) and Justin Wolf (Leopard), who, however, had to raise the white flag about 7 km from the finish.
Dorian Godon (AG2R Citroën) tried on the short climb about 3 km at the finish, but his action was canceled under the banner of the last kilometer, when Rafal Majka lengthened the group in setting up Matteo’s sprint. Trentin. Rui Oliveira tried to anticipate, forcing Sénéchal and Ballerini to come out a little earlier than expected, with Trentin very good at jumping them in the last 50 meters of the race.
«It was a nice finish, with the climb at less than 3 kilometers to make everything more interesting – said Trentin after the arrival -. We wanted to tackle it at a regular pace, without tearing, and then set the sprint in the best possible way. Kluckers, Suter and Majka did a great job, then Oliveira started long to force Quick-Step to close. We came here with the aim of winning one or more stages, let’s see what will happen in the next few days »..
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1. Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) in 3h51’51 “
2. Florian Sénéchal (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) st
3. Davide Ballerini (Quick-Step ALpha Vinyl) st
4. Axel Laurance (B&B Hotels-KTM) st
5. Mattia Skjelmose Jensen (Trek-Segafredo) st
6. Jon Barrenetxea (CajaRural-Seguros RGA) st
7. Tobias Bayer (Alpecin-Deceuninck) st
8. Ben Thomas (Cofidis) st
9. Victor Koretzky (B&B Hotels-KTM) st
10. Rui Oliveira (UAE Team Emirates) st
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