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June 12-16, 2013

June 12, Prologue: Luxembourg (ITT) 2.5km

Engoulvent wins opening time trial

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Cycling News
Published:
June 12, 2013, 22:15 BST,
Updated:
June 13, 2013, 11:00 BST

Sojasun rider becomes first race leader

Jimmy Engoulvent won the prologue of the Tour de Luxembourg. The Sojasun rider clocked a time of 3:42 on the 2.55 kilometre-long stretch through the nation’s capital. Danny van Poppel of Vacansoleil-DCM came in second at one second and Engoulvents teammate Jonathan Hivert finished third.

The 33-year-old Engoulvent is a specialist for the Luxembourg prologue. He won it in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and came second in 2011. The Sojasun rider took advantage of his knowledge of the course, especially on the cobbled climb; a 300 meter stretch with a 13 per cent average. He started the climb six seconds down on sprinters like Jean-Pierre Drucker (Accent Jobs-Wanty) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Radioshack-Leopard) but finished three seconds ahead of Drucker and 17 seconds ahead of Nizzolo.

The course is not for the time trial specialists but favours the explosive and powerful sprinters like Danny van Poppel (second), Sojasun’s Jonathan Hivert (third), (Drucker (fourth) and Blanco Pro Cycling’s Paul Martens (sixth) showed on Wednesday evening.

The Dutchman, only 19 years old, finished only one second behind Engoulvent. The youngest pro in the WorldTour showed his huge potential again. After podium spots in Tour of Belgium, Tour de Picardie and the Handzame Classic, it was Van Poppel’s fourth top three result in his debut year.

The first stage runs from Luxembourg to Hautcharage. With 182,3 kilometres it is the longest stage of the five-day event. It features six rated climbs but traditionally finishes with a bunch kick. The line-up presents sprinters like Milan-San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek (MTN Qhubeka), Katusha’s Rudiger Selig and Marco Haller, Euskaltel’s Juanjo Lobato, Danny van Poppel, Blanco’s Moreno Hofland, Jean-Pierre Drucker, Ag2r-La Mondiale’s Manuel Belletti and Gediminas Bagdonas and IAM Cycling’s Matteo Pelucchi.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun 0:03:42  
2 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:01  
3 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun    
4 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:00:03  
5 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
6 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:04  
7 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:06  
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:07  
9 Rémi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling    
10 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
11 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:08  
12 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
13 Rony Martias (Fra) Sojasun    
14 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:09  
15 Maxime Daniel (Fra) Sojasun    
16 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:10  
17 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
18 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
19 Will Routley (Can) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
20 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
21 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha 0:00:11  
22 Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:12  
23 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
24 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun    
25 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
26 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:13  
27 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
28 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
29 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
30 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
31 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale    
32 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 0:00:14  
33 Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
34 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
35 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
36 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
37 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
38 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:15  
39 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Sojasun    
40 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar    
41 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
42 Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:16  
43 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
44 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun    
45 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
46 Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
47 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
48 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
49 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
50 Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling    
51 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha 0:00:17  
52 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
53 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard    
54 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
55 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
56 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:18  
57 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
58 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia    
59 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
60 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
61 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
62 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:19  
63 Christian Helmig (Lux) Team Differdange - Losch    
64 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
65 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
66 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
67 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
68 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale    
69 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia 0:00:20  
70 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun    
71 Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia    
72 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:00:21  
73 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch    
74 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
75 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha    
76 Tom Thill (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
77 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
78 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
79 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:00:22  
80 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha    
81 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia    
82 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
83 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
84 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
85 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:23  
86 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
87 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
88 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:24  
89 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
90 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
91 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
92 César Bihel (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:25  
93 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia    
94 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
95 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
96 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 0:00:26  
97 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
98 André Schulze (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:27  
99 Ralph Diseviscourt (Lux)    
100 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
101 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
102 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
103 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:28  
104 Stefano Borchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
105 Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
106 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 0:00:29  
107 Gediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Losch    
108 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka    
109 Salvador Guardiola Tora (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:30  
110 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:31  
111 Luigi Miletta (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
112 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Team Differdange - Losch    
113 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
114 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux)    
115 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:00:32  
116 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha    
117 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:33  
118 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling    
119 Jérôme Gilbert (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
120 Sascha Weber (Ger) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:35  
121 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R La Mondiale    
122 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN-Qhubeka 0:00:37  
123 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
124 Duber Armando Quintero Artunduaga (Col) Colombia 0:00:38  
125 Jerome Theis (Lux) 0:00:39  
126 Marco Corti (Ita) Colombia    
127 Mike Diener (Lux)    
128 Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:41  
129 Ramon Carretero (Pan) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:43  
130 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun 0:03:42  
2 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:01  
3 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun    
4 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:00:03  
5 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
6 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:04  
7 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:06  
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:07  
9 Rémi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling    
10 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
11 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:08  
12 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
13 Rony Martias (Fra) Sojasun    
14 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:09  
15 Maxime Daniel (Fra) Sojasun    
16 Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:10  
17 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
18 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
19 Will Routley (Can) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
20 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
21 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha 0:00:11  
22 Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:12  
23 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
24 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun    
25 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
26 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:13  
27 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
28 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
29 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
30 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
31 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale    
32 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha 0:00:14  
33 Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
34 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
35 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
36 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
37 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
38 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:15  
39 Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Sojasun    
40 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar    
41 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
42 Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:16  
43 Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
44 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun    
45 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
46 Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
47 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
48 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
49 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
50 Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM Cycling    
51 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha 0:00:17  
52 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
53 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard    
54 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
55 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
56 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:18  
57 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
58 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia    
59 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
60 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
61 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
62 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:19  
63 Christian Helmig (Lux) Team Differdange - Losch    
64 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
65 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
66 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
67 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
68 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Ag2R La Mondiale    
69 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia 0:00:20  
70 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun    
71 Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal (Col) Colombia    
72 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:00:21  
73 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch    
74 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
75 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha    
76 Tom Thill (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
77 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
78 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
79 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha 0:00:22  
80 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha    
81 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia    
82 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
83 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
84 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
85 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:23  
86 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
87 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
88 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:24  
89 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
90 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
91 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
92 César Bihel (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:25  
93 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia    
94 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
95 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
96 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 0:00:26  
97 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Team Lëtzebuerg    
98 André Schulze (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:27  
99 Ralph Diseviscourt (Lux)    
100 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
101 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
102 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
103 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:28  
104 Stefano Borchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
105 Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
106 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia 0:00:29  
107 Gediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Losch    
108 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka    
109 Salvador Guardiola Tora (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:30  
110 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:31  
111 Luigi Miletta (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
112 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Team Differdange - Losch    
113 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
114 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux)    
115 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty 0:00:32  
116 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha    
117 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:33  
118 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling    
119 Jérôme Gilbert (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty    
120 Sascha Weber (Ger) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:35  
121 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R La Mondiale    
122 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN-Qhubeka 0:00:37  
123 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
124 Duber Armando Quintero Artunduaga (Col) Colombia 0:00:38  
125 Jerome Theis (Lux) 0:00:39  
126 Marco Corti (Ita) Colombia    
127 Mike Diener (Lux)    
128 Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:41  
129 Ramon Carretero (Pan) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:43  
130 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2R La Mondiale