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63rd Tour de Luxembourg - 2.2

Luxembourg, May 29-June 1, 2003

2002 results     Stage List    Preview     Start List     Past winners

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - May 29: Luxembourg-Luxembourg, 163 km
  • Stage 2 - May 30: Wasserbillig-Leudelange, 204 km
  • Stage 3 - May 31: Mersch-Echternach, 98 km
  • Stage 4 - May 31: Bettembourg-Bettembourg ITT, 9.8 km
  • Stage 5 - June 1: Wiltz-Diekirch, 169 km


Although small in size, Luxembourg is still large enough to host a 2.2 classed national tour, which will take place over the four days between May 29 and June 1. Held over four days and five stages, the riders will cover a total distance of 643.8 kilometres, which is slightly less than twice round the perimeter of the country. The Tour de Luxembourg has a long tradition though, being in its 68th year after first being run in 1935. That year it was won by Mett Clemens, who went on to win it another four times. No-one has equalled that, although Charly Gaul and Edy Schutz both won it three times.

For the last two years, the race has been won by Scandinavian riders: Jørgen Bo Petersen (Den) in 2001 and Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) in 2002, both of whom rode for Team fakta. This year, with most of its top riders in the Giro, fakta will feature young Swedish climber Fredrik Modin, as well as the more experienced Allan Johansen, Martin Rittsel and Björnar Vestöl.

But a strong field is still expected, with Paolo Bettini, Frank Vandenbroucke (1997 winner) and Richard Virenque (Quick.Step-Davitamon) on the start list, along with Andreas Klier and Bobby Julich (Telekom), Serguei Ivanov (Fassa Bortolo), Robert Bartko and Mathew Hayman (Rabobank), Lennie Kristensen (CSC), Laurent Dufaux (Alessio), Emmanuel Magnien and Damien Nazon (Brioches la Boulangère), Marco Pinotti (Lampre), Rik Verbrugghe (Lotto-Domo), Tom Steels (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago), Bert Roesems (Palmans-Collstrop), Ondrej Sosenka (CCC-Polsat), Bart Voskamp (BankGiroLoterij), Dave Bruylandts and Raivis Belohvosciks (Marlux), and a Luxembourg national team with Benoît Joachim.

The race suits riders who can time trial and can also comfortably ride over the numerous short but steep climbs that are a feature of the tour. Being only four days, typically the deciding stage is either the first or second.

Start list

Quick.Step-Davitamon                    Team Telekom
1 Paolo Bettini (Ita)                   11 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger)
2 Davide Bramati (Ita)                  12 Kai Hundertmarck (Ger)
3 David Canada Gracia (Spa)             13 Bobby Julich (USA)
4 Servais Knaven (Ned)                  14 Andreas Klier (Ger)
5 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz)               15 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
6 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)             18 Christian Werner (Ger)
7 Richard Virenque (Fra)
8 Piotr Wadecki (Pol)
Fassa Bortolo                           Rabobank
21 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe)            31 Steven De Jongh (Ned)
22 Mauro Facci (Ita)                    32 Kevin De Weert (Bel)
23 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr)               33 Robert Bartko (Ger)
24 Serguei Ivanov (Rus)                 34 Mathew Hayman (Aus)
25 Nicola Loda (Ita)                    35 Marc Wauters (Bel)
26 Sven Montgomery (Swi)                36 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
28 Roberto Petito (Ita)                 37 Bram De Groot (Ned)
                                        38 Jan Boven (Ned)
Team CSC                                Alessio
41 Michael Blaudzun (Den)               52 Andrea Brognara (Ita)
42 Lennie Kristensen (Den)              53 Laurent Dufaux (Swi)
43 Andrea Peron (Ita)                   54 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita)
44 Arvis Piziks (Lat)                   55 Davide Casarotto (Ita)
45 Peter Luttenberger (Aut)             57 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda)
46 Frank Schleck (Lux)                  58 Alberto Vinale (Ita)
48 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel)
Brioches La Boulangère                  Lampre
61 Anthony Charteau (Fra)               71 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol)
62 Anthony Geslin (Fra)                 72 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita)
63 Maryan Hary (Fra)                    73 Daniele Righi (Ita)
64 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra)               75 Luciano André Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra)
65 Damien Nazon (Fra)                   76 Marco Pinotti (Ita)
67 Franck Renier (Fra)                  77 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr)
68 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)                78 Marco Serpellini (Ita)
Lotto-Domo                              Team fakta
81 Christophe Brandt (Bel)              91 Allan Bo Andresen (Den)
82 Hans De Clercq (Bel)                 92 Allan Johansen (Den)
83 Christophe Detilloux (Bel)           93 Fredrik Modin (Swe)
84 Nico Eeckhout (Bel)                  94 Bjarke Nielsen (Den)
85 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel)                  96 Martin Rittsel (Swe)
86 Leif Hoste (Bel)                     97 Michael Skelde (Den)
87 Wim Vansevenant (Bel)                98 Björnar Vestöl (Nor)
88 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel)
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 Palmans-Collstrop
101 Mikhail Timochine (Rus)             121 Andy De Smet (Bel)
102 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel)              122 Frederik Penne (Bel)
103 Yuri Mitlushenko (Ukr)              123 Steve De Wolf (Bel)
104 Tom Steels (Bel)                    124 Roger Hammond (GBr)
105 Marc Streel (Bel)                   125 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel)
106 Kurt Van Landeghem (Bel)            126 Bert Roesems (Bel)
107 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu)                 127 Erwin Thijs (Bel)
108 Ludovic Capelle (Bel)               128 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel)
CCC-Polsat                              Bankgiroloterij Cycling Team
131 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol)                 141 Bert Hiemstra (Ned)
132 Slawomir Kohut (Pol)                142 Rik Reinerink (Ned)
133 Andris Nauduzs (Lat)                143 Jans Koerts (Ned)
134 Lukasz Podolski (Pol)               144 Gerben Löwik (Ned)
135 Krzysztof Szafranski (Pol)          145 Bram Schmitz (Ned)
136 Ondrej Sosenka (Cze)                146 Remco Van Der Ven (Ned)
137 Arkadiusz Wojtas (Pol)              147 Jan Van Velzen (Ned)
138 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol)             148 Bart Voskamp (Ned)
Marlux-Wincor Nixdorf                   Luxembourg National Team
151 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat)           161 Ronny Kremer (Lux)
152 Andy Cappelle (Bel)                 162 Benoît Joachim (Lux)
153 Dave Bruylandts (Bel)               163 Christian Weyland (Lux)
154 Patrick D'hondt (Bel)               164 Marc Vanacker (Lux)
155 Dmitri Konyshev (Rus)               165 Benn Würth (Lux)
156 Sébastien Mattozza (Bel)
157 Christian Poos (Lux)
158 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu)

Past winners

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,