It was a warm start to which the riders were invited this morning on the place Saint-Michel. The sun was shining on the dial situated at the top of the big gate of the castle of Mersch and allowed the numerous public that had come to warm up while waiting for the start of the race.
The yellow jersey Bâloise, Diego Ulissi, relaxed and surrounded by the white jersey Creos as well as his team-mates from UAE Team Emirates, is nevertheless expecting to be attacked from all sides in this last act.
With 13 riders less than a minute behind him in the overall classification, he knows that the stage is going to be tough and that any bonus points will be good to take. Moreover, the 4 category 1 climbs will spice up the race, in particular the Pabeierbierg which will be passed 3 times.
See you on Avenue Victor Hugo in Limpertsberg for the ultimate conclusion of this Skoda Tour de Luxembourg!