Bazayev leads in Luxembourg

Team Astana's Assan Bazayev has assumed the leadership of the Tour de Luxembourg on Thursday. The Kazakh national champion finished sixth in the 188-kilometre stage from Schifflange to Differdange as part of an eight-man leading group which sprinted for the stage win. Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) out-sprinted his seven breakaway companions for the victory ahead of his teammate Matti Breschel and third place finisher Aitor Galdos Alonso (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

Overnight race leader, Bazayev's teammate Grégory Rast, finished the stage in a group 27 seconds behind the eight leaders and dropped to 16th on general classification.

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