Fränk Schleck takes control in home tour

Earns first-ever stage win

Fränk Schleck took control of his home tour, Tour de Luxembourg, thanks to a stage win Saturday in Diekirch. The Luxembourg road champion completed the mountainous 185-kilometre stage three on the penultimate day ahead of Andreas Klöden (Astana) and Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank).

Saturday's Tour de Luxembourg's stage was Schleck's first ever win in his home tour. This year he won a stage at the Tour of California and last year he held the race leader's maillot jaune at the Tour de France. Fränk's brother Andy won Friday's stage to Differdange. The win also gave Fränk the overall lead the in the race, which he took over from Astana's Assan Bazayev.

The five-day stage race ends Sunday with a 147-kilometre stage from Mersch to Luxembourg.

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