News | Giro dell'Appennino | Tour de Luxembourg • September 19, 2020
Ulissi takes overall Tour de Luxembourg
Covi second in the Giro dell'Appennino
With second place in the finish of the 5th and final stage, Diego Ulissi has put the final seal on the success in the general classification of the Tour de Luxembourg.
In the final stage (Mersch-Luxembourg, 177 km), the UAE Team Emirates leader was bettered in the sprint by Andreas Kron (Riwal Securitas).
The second spot was enough for Ulissi to win the race, with a margin of 25″ over Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X Pro) and 27″ over Aimé De Gendt (Circus-Wanty Gobert).
The Italian rider also won the points ranking.
The seasonal victory haul for UAE Team Emirates now rises to 27 wins.
Ulissi: “I am very happy to have won the overall standings: three wins in five days, I couldn’t have asked for better for me and for UAE Team Emirates. Today’s stage was exciting, the course was challenging, with an important split in the final. The team worked well today at the head of the group. Too bad we didn’t win the stage, but that’s okay, with the overall win in the bag.
Now I’ll head to the World Championships full of confidence”.
Results stage 5 Tour de Luxembourg:
1.Andreas Kron (Riwal Securitas) 4h08’42”
2.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
3.Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X Pro) s.t.
Final general classification Tour de Luxembourg:
1.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) 16h32’29”
2.Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X Pro) +25 “
3.Aimé De Gendt (Circus-Wanty Gobert) +27 “
Covi second at Giro dell’Appennino
21 years old talent Alessandro Covi obtained his first professional podium in the Giro dell’Appennino, claiming second place.
At the end of the challenging 191.5 km from Novi Ligure to Genoa, the Italian of UAE Team Emirates crossed the finish line second behind Ethan Hayter (Ineos-Grenadier): the race ended with a sprint by a selected group of riders.
Covi: “The race was tough, despite this we reached the final sprint in a group of about forty riders.cRiabushenko got held up, so I got the green light from the team to play my cards. I tried to make the best sprint possible and this second place is a big boost for morale. I thank the team, from which I am receiving great confidence in this period”.
Results Giro dell’Appennino:
1.Ethan Hayter (Ineos-Grenadier) 4h35’38”
2.Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
3.Robert Stannard (Mitchelton-Scott) s.t.