World Time Trial Champion Fabian Cancellara once again proved that he is the best, winning the 2.4 km prologue in the Tour de Luxembourg by five seconds over the second-place finisher, Jimmy Engoulvent from Crédit Agricole. The Swiss CSC rider only needed 3'38" to cover the largely cobbled route, with a steep climb near the end.
"My arms hurt more than my legs right now, cause it was such a short and steep prologue, you had to push with your whole body in order to go fast. It's 20 minutes since I crossed the line and my arms are still burning," Cancellara said Wednesday night.
He admitted that he surprised himself with his performance. "I haven't been good enough during training these past couple of days. But once you're at the start and ready to go, you just go 'full gas' and see what you end up with."