The 31-year-old Frenchman Damien Gaudin (Direct Energy) Wednesday the prologue of the 78th Tour of Luxembourg (cat. 2.BC) won.
In the centre of the capital of the Grand duchy, he put a 2.3 km one second quicker than the German Alexander Krieger. The Slovenian Jan Tratnik finished third at three seconds. Best Belgian was Sean De Bie with a sixth place at six seconds. Also last year, it was Gaudin all the best in the prologue of the Tour of Luxembourg.
The Frenchman Jonathan Hivert took 3:21 a first real reference time improvised. His country and team-mate Gaudin did it right away, five seconds and gave the hot seat, not the hands. He recorded his sixth profzege, the first this season.
Thursday between Luxembourg City and Hesperange the first stage. The riders work than a tour of 186,7 km. After 131,8 kilometers one reaches first the finish line. Then there are three local laps of each 18,3 km, containing the ascent of the Syren. Just like last year, may Gaudin the first stage, in-line finishing with the yellow jersey to the shoulders.