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