Turgis claims victory in the queen stage of Tour de Luxembourg

Anthony Turgis (Cofidis) confirmed that he is one of the most exciting young talents when he rode to victory in the Tour de Luxembourg stage 3.

Together with Mathias Frank (IAM), he bridged across to Christopher Juul Jensen (Orica-GreenEDGE) and his teammate Luis Angel Mate on the Col de l’Europe and he beat his rivals in the four-rider sprint. Race leader Maurits Lammertink (Roompot) arrived 13 seconds later and retained the lead with a 7-second advantage over Turgis.

However, nothing is decided yet as the final stage is equally brutal. After s tough start with three climbs, the stage ends with four laps of a difficult 5.5km finishing circuit in Luxembourg. It includes the short Pabeierbierg (825m, 9.05%) whose top comes at the flamme rouge and then the road levels out for the final kilometre, meaning that the puncheurs have a big chance to change things right until the end.

Tour de Luxembourg 2016 – stage 3 results (Eschweiler – Differdange):

1 Anthony Turgis (Cofidis)


2 Christopher Juul Jensen (Orica-GreenEdge)


3 Mathias Frank (IAM)


4 Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis)


5 Dion Smith (ONE)


6 Alexander Edmondson (Orica-GreenEdge)


7 Philippe Gilbert (BMC)


8 Tosh Van Der Sande (Lotto Soudal)


9 Rasmus Guldhammer (Stölting)


10 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)



General classification after stage 3:

1 Maurits Lammertink (Roompot-Oranje Peloton)


2 Anthony Turgis (Cofidis)


3 Philippe Gilbert (BMC)


4 Alex Kirsch (Stölting)


5 Christopher Juul Jensen (Orica-GreenEdge)


6 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)


7 Alexander Edmondson (Orica-GreenEdge)


8 Marco Marcato (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


9 Gaetan Bille (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


10 Huub Duijn (Roompot-Oranje Peloton)