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Fassa favourites for Luxembourg

With Luxembourg national champion Kim Kirchen, as well as Dario Frigo and Fabian Cancellara, Fassa Bortolo will line up in the Tour de Luxembourg (June 2-5) as one of the top teams. The race will be run over five stages and 625 km, and include a 10.8 km time trial in Bettembourg on Saturday.

In addition to Kirchen, who has won several races already this season, the field contains last year's winner Maxime Monfort (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago), Lithuanian powerhouse Tomas Vaitkus (Ag2r), who will be a very useful leadout man for his sprinter Jean-Patrick Nazon (Ag2r), Damien Nazon (Crédit Agricole), Jimmy Casper (Cofidis), Jeremy Hunt (, David Kopp (Wiesenhof), Karsten Kroon (Rabobank), Andreas Klier and Serguei Ivanov (T-Mobile).

The stages

Stage 1 - June 2: Luxembourg-Mondorf, 176,1 km
Stage 2 - June 3: Colmar-Berg-Leudelange, 187,6 km
Stage 3a - June 4: Mersch-Luxembourg, 95,5 km
Stage 3b - June 4: Bettembourg ITT, 10,8 km
Stage 4 - June 5: Wiltz-Diekirch, 155 km

The Teams

Landbouwkrediet, Ag2r-Prevoyance, Cofidis, Crédit Agricole, Ed'System-Zvvz, Fassa Bortolo, MrBookmaker, Rabobank, Barloworld, Shimano-Memory Corp, Wiesenhof, T-Mobile.