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Italian holds off Tsatevich and De Negri in 29-rider sprint at the end of tough queen stage in the Tour of Luxembourg while Hivert defends yellow

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15.06.2013 @ 17:22 Posted by Daniel Quistgaard

Giacomo Nizzolo (Radioshack) is unstoppable in the Tour of Luxembourg as the young Italian sprinter won the race's queen stage just 24 hours after his first victory in the race. The Italian convincingly beat Alexey Tsatevich (Katusha) and Pier Paolo De Negri (Vini Fantini) in the sprint from a reduced peloton while Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) finished 10th to defend his overall lead ahead of tomorrow's final flat stage.

 

Radioshack showed plenty of confidence for their young talents by lining many of those up at their big home race, the Tour de Luxembourg. The young riders have, however, exceeded all expectations by performing strongly throughout the race and today the team doubled its stage win tally in the queen stage.

 

24 hours after his first win, Giacomo Nizzolo once again proved that he is both fast and strong. The Italian survived the tough climb on the finishing circuit which was covered three times, and convincingly beat Alexey Tsatevich and Pier Paolo De Negri in the sprint.

 

The stage had started out at a rapid pace with numerous riders going on the attack in the early part of the race. Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) was on a mission today and he tried numerous times to get clear.

 

Third time was the charm for the Russian who finally got clear with Karsten Kroon (Saxo-Tinkoff) and Björn Thurau (Europcar) and the trio started to build up a gap while the peloton slowed down. Surprisingly, Ignatiev was unwilling to do any work at all and he left it to Kroon and Thurau to increase their advantage.

 

Thurau took maximum points on the day's first climb but behind KOM leader Mattia Pozzo (Vini Fantini) knew that his lead was under threat. He put in a hard attack on the climb and set off in pursuit with Duber Quintero (Colombia), Juan Pablo Valencia (Colombia) and Sjef De Wilde (Differdange).

 

The quartet quickly built up a lead of 50 seconds on the peloton which was now 4.20 behind the front trio. However, Valencia was the stronger rider and he left his companions behind and they were picked up by the peloton soon after.

 

The Colombia rode strongly and got to within a minute of the leaders with 70km to go while the peloton was 6.10 behind.  Ignatiev now fancied his chances and started to cooperate with his fellow escapees and as they hit a stretch with strong headwind, Valencia started losing ground and he ended up getting caught by the peloton.

 

The main group had now upped the pace and as they passed the finish line to start the first of the laps on the finishing circuit with 32km to go, the gap had come down to 4.30. With 20km to go, the trio still had 3.15 in their hands though and the Radioshack team which did all the work obviously needed some help.

 

That help was delivered by the Blanco team which started to chase on the second lap and with 10km to go, the gap had been brought down to just 1.07. On the final climb, Thurau - who had crested the summit of each of the previous ascents in first position to take over the mountains jersey - was dropped and the German was picked up by the peloton.

 

Radioshack were not all for Nizzolo as they also wanted to win the race overall and so Jan Bakelants and Bob Jungels attacked on the final climb. They did, however, not get far and was brought back a little later.

 

With 5km to go, the gap was still 28 seconds but Radioshack and Blanco now worked hard. They managed to catch the front duo close to the line and so the stage was to be decided in a sprint.

 

Nizzolo proved that he was superior to his rivals by taking a convincing win to make it two in a row. Jonathan Hivert finished 10th to defend his overall lead ahead of tomorrow's mostly flat stage into the eponymous capital of Luxembourg.

 

Result:

1. Giacomo Nizzolo 4.25.59

2. Alexey Tsatevich

3. Pier Paolo De Negri

4. Paul Martens

5. Marco Marcato

6. Nico Sijmens

7. Egoitz Garcia

8. Yukiya Arashiro

9. Wout Poels

10. Jonathan Hivert

 

General classification:

1. Jonathan Hivert 8.54.47

2. Matthias Brändle +0.02

3. Paul Martens +0.03

4. Damien Gaudin +0.05

5. Bob Jungels +0.06

6. Marco Marcato

7. Robert Gesink +0.07

8. Maarten Wynants +0.08

9. Jan Bakelants +0.09

10. Julien El Fares +0.11

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