Tour de Luxembourg
Stage 1: Luxembourg to Hesperange - Stage Details

Australian track star Alex Edmondson sprinted into the top ten on stage one of the 2.HC category race, Tour de Luxembourg.

On a day animated by a long breakaway of three riders, it eventually came down to the final seven kilometres after the breakaway was caught and the sprint teams lined themselves up ready for a bunch finish.  

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) proved too quick powering to victory on the 170kilometre stage with Edmondson riding into ninth place.

Sprinter Caleb Ewan was unfortunately swamped in the closing metres nevertheless sport director Matt Wilson was pleased with the whole ORICA-GreenEDGE team efforts despite not being able to finish as planned.

"It went well the whole day for us," explained Wilson. "With three guys up the road, but no one really dangerous we didn't have to do too much work until the final circuits and we had one rider up there helping with the chase."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal 4:13:07
2 Adam Blythe (GBR) - Tinkoff Team ST
3 Amaury Capiot (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ST
4 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ST
5 Clément Venturini (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
6 Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX) - BMC Racing Team ST
7 Gerald Ciolek (GER) - Stölting Service Group ST
8 Marco Marcato (ITA) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert ST
9 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
10 Steele Von Hoff (AUS) - ONE Pro Cycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
9 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
12 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
24 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04
52 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04
56 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04
73 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04
87 Cheung King Lok (HKG) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:04