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68th Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg - 2.HC

Luxembourg, June 4-8, 2008

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The Stages

  • Prologue - June 4: Luxembourg - Ville Prologue (ITT), 2.4km
  • Stage 1 - June 5: Luxembourg - Mondorf, 177.2km
  • Stage 2 - June 6: Schifflange - Differdange, 197km
  • Stage 3 - June 7: Wiltz - Diekirch, 172.2km
  • Stage 4 - June 8: Mersch - Luxembourg, 157km

Home rider to win five-day Luxembourg race?

Andy and Fränk Schleck of Team CSC and Filippo Pozzato of Liquigas will challenge returning champion Gregory Rast of Team Astana at the Tour of Luxembourg, running today through Sunday. The younger of the native Luxemburger Schleck brothers, Andy, is the favourite for the title in the five-day race. The race hasn't been won by a Luxembourg rider since 1973.

The race opens Wednesday evening with a 2.4-kilometre prologue, which is expected to go hands-down to the Schlecks' team-mate, Time Trial World Champion Fabian Cancellara. It is followed by four stages over rolling terrain, from 157 to 192 kilometres. Mass sprint finishes are expected to go to Juan José Haedo (Team CSC) or Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas).

Five ProTour teams will be at the start: Astana, Rabobank, Team CSC, Crédit Agricole and Liquigas. They are joined by Elk Haus-Simplon, Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner, Agritubel, Preti Mangimi, Skil-Shimano, Benfica, Cycle Collstrop and Differdange Apiflo Vancances.

Differdange and Preti Mangimi are both Luxembourg-based teams. The latter will be sending Salvatore Commesso and Serhiy Honchar, who was released by T-Mobile Team last year following "irregular blood values." (SW)

Start list

Astana                            Skil - Shimano
 
1 Grégory Rast (Swi)              11 Fabien Bacquet (Fra)
2 Assan Bazayev (Kaz)             12 David Deroo (Fra)
3 Koen De Kort (Ned)              13 Clement Lhotellerie (Fra)
4 Andrey Zeits (Kaz)              15 Albert Timmer (Ned)
5 Rene Haselbacher (Aut)          16 Thierry Hupond (Fra)
6 Benoit Joachim (Lux)            17 Ji Cheng (Chn)
7 Aaron Kemps (Aus)               
8 Roman Kireyev (Kaz)             
 
Credit Agricole                   Liquigas
 
21 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun)           31 Michael Albasini (Swi)
22 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)         32 Francesco Chicchi (Ita)
23 Sébastien Hinault (Fra)        33 Dario Cataldo (Ita)
24 Maxime Mederel (Fra)           34 Roman Kreuziger (Cze)
25 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu)      35 Filippo Pozzato (Ita)
26 Christophe Kern (Fra)          37 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo)
27 Cyril Lemoine (Fra)            
28 Julien Simon (Fra)             
 
Rabobank                          Team CSC
 
41 Marc De Maar (Ned)             51 Andy Schleck (Lux)
43 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned)      52 Bobby Julich (USA)
44 Tom Leezer (Ned)               53 Fabian Cancellara (Swi)
45 Joost Posthuma (Ned)           54 Frank Schleck (Lux)
46 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned)          55 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg)
47 Mathew Hayman (Aus)            56 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor)
                                  57 Stuart O'grady (Aus)
                                  58 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)
 
Benfica                           Agritubel
 
61 José Azevedo (Por)             71 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra)
62 Jos Pimenta Costa M (Por)      72 Kevin Ista (Bel)
63 Jav Benitez Pomares (Spa)      73 Mikel Gaztanaga (Spa)
64 Dana Andonov Petrov (Bul)      74 Benoit Salmon (Fra)
65 Mikel Pradera (Spa)            75 Emilien  Ben Berges (Fra)
66 Held Duarte Miranda (Den)      77 Romain Feillu (Fra)
67 B Castanheira Gomes (Por)      78 Benoit Sinner (Fra)
68 Ruben Plaza (Spa)              
 
Cycle Collstrop                   Elkhaus - Simplon
 
81 Borut Bozic (Slo)              91 Clemens Fankhauser (Aut)
82 David Kopp (Ger)               92 Jochen Summer (Aut)
83 Michal Golas (Pol)             93 Haral Starzengruber (Aut)
84 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita)           94 Thomas Rohregger (Aut)
85 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb)           95 Stefan Rucker (Aut)
86 Ken Van Der Schuere (Bel)      96 Robert Lauscha (Aut)
87 Troels Ronn Vinther (Den)      98 Jan Valach (Svk)
88 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus)          
 
Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner      Preti Mangi
 
101 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned)        111 Vincenzo Centrone (Lux)
102 Andy Cappelle (Bel)           112 Salvatore Commesso (Ita)
103 Bert De Waele (Bel)           113 Massimo Mazzanti (Ita)
104 Frederic Amorison (Bel)       114 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita)
105 Paul Manning (GBr)            115 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr)
106 Ian Stannard (GBr)            116 Gianluca Geremia (Ita)
107 Nico Sijmens (Bel)            117 Boris Shpilevsky (Rus)
108 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel)        118 Marco Zanotti (Ita)
 
Mitsubishi-Jartazi                CC Differdange
 
121 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu)         131 Hannes Blank (Ger)
122 Gregory Habeaux (Bel)         132 Eddy Forner (Ita)
123 Kalle Kriit (Est)             133 Fredrik Johansson (Swe)
124 Yohan Cauquil (Fra)           134 Morten Knudsen (Den)
125 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel)     135 Thomas Bodo (Fra)
126 Jens Mouris (Ned)             136 Hakan Nilsson (Swe)
127 Hans Dekkers (Ned)            137 Christian Poos (Lux)
128 Geert Verheyen (Bel)          138 Claude Wolter (Lux)

Past winners

2007 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana
2006 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team CSC
2005 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Credit Agricole 
2004 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
2003 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangčre 
2002 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Fakta
2001 Jorgen Bo Petersen (Den) Team Fakta
2000 Alberto Elli (Ita) Telekom
1999 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank
1998 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
1997 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) 
1996 Alberto Elli (Ita)
1995 Rolf Järmann (Swi)
1994 Frans Maassen (Ned)
1993 Maximilian Sciandri (Ita)
1992 Jean-Philippe Dojwa (Fra)
1991 Gert-Jan Theunisse (Ned)
1990 Christophe Lavainne (Fra)
1989 Michel Cornelisse (Ned)
1988 Richard Trinkler (Swi)
1987 Sören Lilnedt (Den)
1986 Steven Rooks (Ned)
1985 Jelle Nijdam (Ned)
1984 Christophe Lavainne (Fra)
1983 Lucien Didier (Lux)
1982 Bernard Hinault (Fra)
1981 Youri Barinov (Rus)
1980 Bert Oosterbosch (Ned)
1979 Lucien Didier (Lux)
1978 Ludo Peeters (Bel)
1977 Bert Pronk (Ned)
1976 Frans Verbeeck (Bel)
1975 Frans Verbeeck (Bel)
1974 Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1973 Sylvain Vasseur (Fra)
1972 Roger Rosiers (Bel)
1971 Andre Diericks (Bel)
1970 Edy Schutz (Lux)
1969 David Boifava (Ita)
1968 Edy Schutz (Lux)
1967 Frans Brands (Bel)
1966 Edy Schutz (Lux)
1965 Vincent Denson (GB)
1964 Arie den Hartog (Ned)
1963 Yvon Molenaers (Bel)
1962 Jeff Plankaert (Bel)
1961 Charly Gaul (Lux)
1960 Marcel Ernzer (Lux)
1959 Charly Gaul (Lux)
1958 Jempy Schmitz (Lux)
1957 Gerard Saint (Fra)
1956 Charly gaul (Lux)
1955 Louison Bobet (Fra)
1954 Jempy Schmitz (Lux)
1953 Robert van den Stock (Bel)
1952 Jean Kirchen (Lux)
1951 Marcel Ernzer (Lux)
1950 Isidore de Ryck (Bel)
1949 Bim Diederich (Lux)
1948 Jean Goldschmit (Lux)
1947 Mett Clemens (Lux)
1946 Brik Schotte (Bel)
1939 Mett Clemens (Lux)
1938 Lucien Vlaeminck (Bel)
1937 Mett Clemens (Lux)
1936 Mett Clemens (Lux)
1935 Mett Clemens (Lux)
 
Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com