News | Tour de Luxembourg • September 20, 2023
Ulissi snatches top-5 in Luxembourg opener
Italian just shy of victory on stage 1
Diego Ulissi came close on stage 1 of the Tour of Luxembourg with a strong 4th place on the 156km undulating parcours.
The day was won by Corbin Strong (Israel Premier Tech) in a sprint , with the Emirati squads overall contenders all finishing safely in the front group.
Ulissi : “I felt really good today. The idea was to try the sprint with me and Marc. I was in a good position, though I got blocked in a bit in the final part, otherwise I think I could have done a bit better but sprints are like that sometimes. All the guys were good today and we’re looking forward to trying things the next days.”
Stage 2 will take the riders from Mondorf-les-Bains to Mamer(183.9km) on a similarly hilly terrain.
Stage 1 & GC results
1.Corbin Strong (Israel Premier Tech) 3:51:01
2.Soren Kragh Andersen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) s.t
3.Alex Aranburu (Movistar) s.t
4.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t