News | Tour de Luxembourg • September 23, 2023
Hirschi moves into yellow in Luxembourg
McNulty 2nd on stage 4 TT
Marc Hirschi continued his strong run of form by taking the leaders jersey at the Tour of Luxembourg after stage 4.
The undulating time trial starting and finishing at Pétange (23.9km) was won by Victor Campanaerts (Lotto Dstny) in a time of 28:06 with Brandon McNulty just 1” behind.
The American TT champion clocked an average speed of 51kmph with UAE Team Emirates sweeping the top-10 : Ulissi 3rd, Grossschartner 4th and Hirschi 7th in the race against the clock.
Marc Hirschi started the day just 18″ off the overall lead and took big time out of Ben Healy (Education First Easypost) , enough to clinch the leaders jersey heading into the final day. McNulty now sits in 2nd just 2″ behind.
Hirschi : “I’m very happy with my ride. We put a lot of work in for the time-trials this year in the team with a lot of testing and attention to detail for the TTs and I think we have made improvements. Tomorrow we will aim to defend the yellow jersey.I think we are in a good position to do it though we will have to be on our guard.”
Tomorrow the final stage will tackle a hilly circuit in around Luxembourg City beginning in Mersch and finish in Luxembourg Limpertsberg
Stage 4 results
1.Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Dstny) 28:06:
2.Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)+1″
3.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +20″
4.Felix Grossscharnter (UAE Team Emirates) +22″
General classification after stage 4
1.Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) 13:07:26
2.Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +2″
3.Ben Healy (Education First Easypost) +3″