I Luxembourg Tour 2022 closes in sign Valentine Madwas. flag bearer Groupama – FDJ impose himself in front of Matthias Skgelmus Jensen (Trek-Segafredo) who conquered the general classification. The two fought to win a stage Kevin Focklen (Arkéa-Samisc) e enjoy kevin (Groupama-FDJ), with whom they had an advantage in the last tear. Fifth place for Matthew Trentin (Emirates Emirates team), which won the battle race by 3 seconds over the group of attackers. In the general classification, the Dane beat Vauquelin by 5 seconds and 17 over the winner of the day.
The first part of the race is animated by the escape of four men, which also includes the jersey of the best climber Joel Nicholas (Caja Rural-Seguors RGA). Together with the Spaniards are also moving Sander’s Army (politeness), Felix Gal (AG2R Citroen) e Pierre Roland (B&B Hotels-KTM). no Trek SegaviduHowever, she is very careful not to leave too much room for the attackers, not letting their superiority exceed three minutes.
In the kilometers leading to Luxembourg City, where the race will enter the final circuit, other formations arrive at the head of the group, such as Groupama – FDJ, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, Cofidis e Uno-X Pro Cycling, to keep the captains protected: this obviously means an increase in speed that ends up decreasing the fugitive’s advantage. Fifty kilometers from the finish, then, the gap is 2’35”, with Riwal’s men taking over the operations.
The fugitive advantage drops to less than two minutes 36 kilometers from the finish, when the men of the Groupama – FDJ arrive in the first positions, preparing to attack Lars van den Berg, who is trying to escape alone from the group, will take back Nikolaou, who rose after conquering the classification of climbers in mathematics. However, the Dutchman does not take anyone with him and his work lasts only a little.
25 kilometers from the finish, the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl guys reached the head of the group, taking the first climb on the circuit in front of them. Right at the bottom of the tear there is also a fall involved Jason Osborne (Alpecin-Deceuninck) is seventh overall. However, the men delayed by this incident aren’t the only ones who have lost touch from the platoon: many, in fact, struggle under the compulsion of Groupama-FDJ. Therefore, at the first pass over the finish line, the group has a delay of just over a minute compared to the three bosses.
In the following stages of the race, the different shots follow each other, but no one manages to escape thanks to the work of the team also above all else. Julio will be (Trek-Segafredo), in support of the Yellow Jersey. After several attempts, the young man managed to attack Bastian Trochon (Ag2R Citroen), which is gaining an advantage a few meters away. However, the young man is captured across the Alps at the moment of the second pass on the tear, while Gale stands in front. The Austrian crosses the finish line by just 30 seconds from the set.
After entering the final 10 kilometers of the race, the men of Groupama – FDJ and UAE Team Emirates take over operations. Given the recent tear, it’s the fellow runner-up Vauquelin who do most of the work. The first to return to Gale is Madwas who attacks uphill and takes Yellow Jersey’s Jensen, Foquelin and his teammate with him, while Trentin can’t stay with them for a while. In the last kilometer, the Dane tries to launch a long sprint, but Maddus is able to control the situation and overtake in view of the finish line.