In addition to taking first and third in the prologue of the Dauphiné, Team CSC also finished first and third in the final overall classification of the Skoda Tour of Luxembourg. Christian Vandevelde came away with the win, while teammate Allan Johansen finished third. Team CSC was well represented in the front group of 15 riders that fought out the final stage (won by Stefano Garzelli), and Vandevelde and Johansen were both there.
"I was a bit nervous before the stage, but as soon as we started, I was ok," said Vandevelde to team-csc.com. "Right from the beginning of this race I've been supported by some fantastic teammates and today they made sure everything was under control. I'm very happy to have won and it really boosts my motivation for the upcoming races."
"We were on top of things today and it was great to seal Christian's victory," commented sports director Tristan Hoffman. "Very often he's the one, who's pulling hard for the other guys, so he really deserved to be on top of the podium. We've had an extremely strong team and all our riders worked very hard so we could dominate the race. With two riders on the final podium and a stage victory, we couldn't really ask for more."
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