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Fassa favourites for Luxembourg

By:
Jeff Jones, Bikeradar.com
Published:
June 01, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:57 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for June 1, 2005

With Luxembourg national champion Kim Kirchen, as well as Dario Frigo and Fabian Cancellara, Fassa...

With Luxembourg national champion Kim Kirchen, as well as Dario Frigo and Fabian Cancellara, Fassa Bortolo will line up in the Tour de Luxembourg (June 2-5) as one of the top teams. The race will be run over five stages and 625 km, and include a 10.8 km time trial in Bettembourg on Saturday.

In addition to Kirchen, who has won several races already this season, the field contains last year's winner Maxime Monfort (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago), Lithuanian powerhouse Tomas Vaitkus (Ag2r), who will be a very useful leadout man for his sprinter Jean-Patrick Nazon (Ag2r), Damien Nazon (Crédit Agricole), Jimmy Casper (Cofidis), Jeremy Hunt (MrBookmaker.com), David Kopp (Wiesenhof), Karsten Kroon (Rabobank), Andreas Klier and Serguei Ivanov (T-Mobile).

The stages

Stage 1 - June 2: Luxembourg-Mondorf, 176,1 km
Stage 2 - June 3: Colmar-Berg-Leudelange, 187,6 km
Stage 3a - June 4: Mersch-Luxembourg, 95,5 km
Stage 3b - June 4: Bettembourg ITT, 10,8 km
Stage 4 - June 5: Wiltz-Diekirch, 155 km

The Teams

Landbouwkrediet, Ag2r-Prevoyance, Cofidis, Crédit Agricole, Ed'System-Zvvz, Fassa Bortolo, MrBookmaker, Rabobank, Barloworld, Shimano-Memory Corp, Wiesenhof, T-Mobile.

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