News | Tour de Luxembourg • September 18, 2020
Ulissi cruises to sprint victory in Luxembourg
Italian reclaims race leadership heading into final day
Diego Ulissi put down a strong marker today on stage 4 of the Skoda Tour of Luxembourg, the veteran claiming the stage win in a reduced group sprint between four riders.
After much work in the crosswinds early-on from the ever-present Oliveira twins, the puncheur went clear with 7km to go in a group containing fellow race favourite Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) before taking his second win of the race.
Ulissi: “Today’s stage was very hard, we were fighting crosswinds all day. The team keep me out of trouble and set me up well on the last climb. I attacked with 10km to go with a group with Wellens. My legs are feeling great and I hope to hang on to the overall tomorrow. After the work the team did today I am confident about it.”
Tomorrow the team will aim to defend the jersey on the final stage from Mersch to Luxembourg city (177km).
Tour of Luxembourg stage 4 results
Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) 4:45:23
2. Aime De Gendt (Circus Wanty) s.t
3. Markus Hoelgaard ( Uno-X) s.t
Tour of Luxembourg GC after stage 4
1.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) 12:24:07
2. Aime De Gendt (Circus Wanty) +17
3. Markus Hoelgaard ( Uno-X) +19