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Date range:
June 4- 8

June 05, Stage 1: Luxembourg - Hesperange 172.6km

Greipel wins first road stage at Tour of Luxembourg

By:
José Been
Published:
June 05, 2014, 17:00 BST,
Updated:
June 06, 2014, 1:21 BST

Van Poppel retains overall lead

Another win for Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)

Another win for Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)

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André Greipel won the first stage in the Tour of Luxembourg. The Lotto-Belisol sprinter was no match for Danish champion Michael Mørkøv (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Danny van Poppel (Trek Factory Team) who came in second and third respectively. The young Dutchman Van Poppel keeps the yellow jersey.

"This was the only chance we would get for a bunch sprint this week and we took this opportunity. We are very happy with the stage victory," Greipel commented.

The 172,6 kilometre stage from the capital city of Luxembourg to Hesperange was undulating from start to finish. Three rated climbs and three points sprints awaited the peloton of 103 riders.

After some unsuccessful attempts in the first kilometres of the stage a break of two riders went clear. Colombia's Juan Pablo Valencia and Giuseppe Fonzi of Neri-Sottoli. Boris Dron (Wallonie-Bruxelles) bridged to the leaders and together they gathered a lead of 5,30 minutes maximum.

The points for the KoM were equally divided among the three with Valencia eventually taking the KoM-jersey based on his position in the overall after the prologue.

Lotto-Belisol left the early work in the stage to Trek Factory Team of overall leader Van Poppel but took responsibility in the final to bring down the gap to the leaders. Valencia, Dron and Fonzi were reeled in with less than ten kilometres to go.

After a textbook lead-out by Greg Henderson, Greipel finished off the work with a convincing victory. It's the German's ninth victory of the season and his third in the last two weeks.

Danny van Poppel sprinted to third place and took four bonus seconds. The 20-year old rider from Trek Factory keeps the yellow jersey ahead of the second stage but stressed that he would have no problem in handing over the jersey to team captain Frank Schleck. On Friday the peloton faces a 157,4 kilometre stretch from Rosport to Schifflange with a 13% ramp to the finish line.

"We have other riders in the team who are good at these kind of tougher finals. I think it will be a bit too hard for me tomorrow," Greipel concluded.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 4:34:03  
2 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
3 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing    
4 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
5 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
6 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Stölting    
7 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
8 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
9 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
10 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch    
11 Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo    
12 César Bihel (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch    
13 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
14 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
15 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
16 Florent Mottet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
17 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
18 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
19 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
20 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Team Differdange - Losch    
21 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
22 Christian Mager (Ger) Team Stölting    
23 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
24 Diego Milan (Dom) Team Differdange - Losch    
25 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
26 Dennis Coenen (Bel) Leopard Development Team    
27 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
28 Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
29 Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
30 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
31 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
32 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
33 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
34 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
35 Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Colombia    
36 Ivan Balykin (Rus) RusVelo    
37 Tom Thill (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
38 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
39 Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
40 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
41 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
42 Egoitz García (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
43 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
44 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
45 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
46 Francesco Failli (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
47 Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
48 Gediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Losch    
49 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
50 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo    
51 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
52 Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
53 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) RusVelo    
54 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
55 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
56 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
57 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Team Stölting    
58 Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol    
59 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka    
60 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
61 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo    
62 Yuriy Vasyliv (Ger) Team Stölting    
63 Edward Fabián Díaz (Col) Colombia    
64 Darwin Ferney Pantoja (Col) Colombia    
65 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
66 Samuele Conti (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
67 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
68 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia    
69 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
70 Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting    
71 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
72 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) RusVelo    
73 Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) RusVelo    
74 Fábio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing    
75 Nils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting    
76 Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo    
77 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Stölting    
78 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo    
79 Mirco Saggiorato (Swi) Team Stölting    
80 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
81 Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch    
82 Patrick Olesen (Den) Leopard Development Team    
83 Corrado Lampa (Ita) Team Differdange - Losch    
84 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia    
85 Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia    
86 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
87 Matthias Plarre (Ger) Leopard Development Team    
88 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
89 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
90 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia    
91 Ruben Menendez (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch    
92 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing    
93 Roberto De Patre (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
94 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
95 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia    
96 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
97 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
98 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
99 Luigi Miletta (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
100 Michal Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:54  
101 Boris Vallée (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:14  
102 Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
DNF Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
Mountain 1 (Cat 2) km 25,8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 3  pts
2 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 2  
3 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 1  
Mountain 2 (Cat 1) km.51,2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 5  pts
2 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 3  
3 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 2  
4 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 1  
Mountain 3 (Cat 1) km 84,5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 5  pts
2 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 3  
3 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 2  
4 Fábio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing 1  
Sprint 1 - km 105,8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 3  pts
2 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 2  
3 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 1  
Sprint 2 - km. 136,2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 3  pts
2 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 2  
3 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 1  
Sprint 3 - km. 154,4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 3  pts
2 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 2  
3 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 20  pts
2 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 16  
3 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 13  
4 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 11  
5 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 9  
6 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Stölting 7  
7 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 5  
8 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 3  
9 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Leopard Development Team 2  
10 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 13:42:09  
2 Trek Factory Racing    
3 Team Differdange - Losch    
4 Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
5 MTN - Qhubeka    
6 Lotto Belisol    
7 Leopard Development Team    
8 Wallonie - Bruxelles    
9 Team Stölting    
10 Tinkoff-Saxo    
11 RusVelo    
12 Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
13 Colombia    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 4:37:57  
2 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:08  
3 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Leopard Development Team 0:00:09  
4 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:11  
5 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:12  
6 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:16  
7 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Team Stölting 0:00:17  
8 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
9 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:18  
10 Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:19  
11 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:00:20  
12 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
13 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:23  
14 Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:24  
15 Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
16 Fábio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing    
17 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
18 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:25  
19 Nils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting    
20 Dennis Coenen (Bel) Leopard Development Team 0:00:26  
21 Christian Mager (Ger) Team Stölting    
22 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
23 Tom Thill (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
24 Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Colombia 0:00:27  
25 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka    
26 Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
27 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
28 Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol    
29 Francesco Failli (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:00:29  
30 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
31 Yuriy Vasyliv (Ger) Team Stölting    
32 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
33 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:30  
34 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
35 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
36 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:31  
37 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Stölting    
38 Johan Coenen (Bel) Team Differdange - Losch    
39 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
40 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia    
41 Andy Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
42 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:32  
43 Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo    
44 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo    
45 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
46 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:33  
47 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
48 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:34  
49 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
50 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
51 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo    
52 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:35  
53 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
54 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:36  
55 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
56 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
57 Egoitz García (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
58 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Stölting    
59 Edward Fabián Díaz (Col) Colombia    
60 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia    
61 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:37  
62 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
63 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
64 Mirco Saggiorato (Swi) Team Stölting    
65 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:38  
66 Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
67 Patrick Olesen (Den) Leopard Development Team    
68 Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
69 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
70 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
71 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:39  
72 César Bihel (Fra) Team Differdange - Losch    
73 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Leopard Development Team 0:00:40  
74 Ivan Balykin (Rus) RusVelo    
75 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia    
76 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:00:41  
77 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
78 Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
79 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
80 Luigi Miletta (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
81 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
82 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia 0:00:43  
83 Samuele Conti (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
84 Darwin Ferney Pantoja (Col) Colombia 0:00:44  
85 Ruben Menendez (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch    
86 Diego Milan (Dom) Team Differdange - Losch    
87 Florent Mottet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:00:45  
88 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
89 Matthias Plarre (Ger) Leopard Development Team 0:00:46  
90 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:48  
91 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:49  
92 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:50  
93 Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia 0:00:52  
94 Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:00:53  
95 Quentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
96 Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting 0:00:55  
97 Gediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Team Differdange - Losch    
98 Roberto De Patre (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:00:58  
99 Corrado Lampa (Ita) Team Differdange - Losch    
100 Michal Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:41  
101 Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:35  
102 Boris Vallée (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:49  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 20  pts
2 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 16  
3 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 13  
4 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 11  
5 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 9  
6 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Stölting 7  
7 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 5  
8 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 3  
9 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Leopard Development Team 2  
10 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Team Differdange - Losch 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 9  pts
2 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 9  
3 Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 8  
4 Fábio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing 1  
5 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 1  
Young riders classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 4:37:57  
2 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Leopard Development Team 0:00:09  
3 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:16  
4 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Team Stölting 0:00:17  
5 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:23  
6 Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:24  
7 Fábio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing    
8 Nils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting 0:00:25  
9 Dennis Coenen (Bel) Leopard Development Team 0:00:26  
10 Christian Mager (Ger) Team Stölting    
11 Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
12 Tom Thill (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
13 Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol 0:00:27  
14 Yuriy Vasyliv (Ger) Team Stölting 0:00:29  
15 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Stölting 0:00:31  
16 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:32  
17 Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard Development Team    
18 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:34  
19 Edward Fabián Díaz (Col) Colombia 0:00:36  
20 Janis Dakteris (Lat) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:37  
21 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:38  
22 Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
23 Patrick Olesen (Den) Leopard Development Team    
24 Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles    
25 Kevin Feiereisen (Lux) Leopard Development Team 0:00:40  
26 Ivan Balykin (Rus) RusVelo    
27 Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:00:41  
28 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia 0:00:43  
29 Samuele Conti (Ita) Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo    
30 Darwin Ferney Pantoja (Col) Colombia 0:00:44  
31 Florent Mottet (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:00:45  
32 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
33 Matthias Plarre (Ger) Leopard Development Team 0:00:46  
34 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:50  
35 Jonathan Paredes (Col) Colombia 0:00:52  
36 Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting 0:00:55  
37 Corrado Lampa (Ita) Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:58  
38 Michal Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:41  
39 Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:35  
40 Boris Vallée (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:49  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 13:54:42  
2 Trek Factory Racing 0:00:01  
3 Leopard Development Team 0:00:10  
4 Lotto Belisol 0:00:11  
5 Tinkoff-Saxo    
6 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:15  
7 Team Stölting 0:00:17  
8 RusVelo 0:00:24  
9 Wallonie - Bruxelles 0:00:33  
10 MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:37  
11 Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:00:42  
12 Colombia 0:00:48  
13 Team Differdange - Losch 0:00:56