The Tour de Luxembourg is an annual stage race in professional road bicycle racing held in Luxembourg.[1] The Tour de Luxembourg is classified as a 2.Pro race, the highest rating below the World Tour, by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the sport's governing body. In 2006, the Tour became part of the UCI Europe Tour, and became part of the UCI ProSeries in 2020.[2] Primarily held in late May to early June, the event was sometimes used by riders as a preparation race for the Tour de France.[3]

Tour de Luxembourg
Race details
  • Early June (until 2019)
  • September (since 2020)
English nameTour of Luxembourg
CompetitionUCI ProSeries
First edition1935 (1935)
Editions82 (as of 2022)
First winner Mathias Clemens (LUX)
Most wins Mathias Clemens (LUX) (5 wins)
Most recent Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (DEN)

In his 2021 autobiography Væddeløber, the 2014 winner Matti Breschel “revealed” that his overall victory was partly facilitated by on the final stage motivating riders of another team by the promise of a 1000 € each gain if succeeding in keeping contact with the breakaway[4]

Winners edit

Year Country Rider Team
1935   Luxembourg Mathias Clemens
1936   Luxembourg Mathias Clemens
1937   Luxembourg Mathias Clemens
1938   Belgium Lucien Vlaemynck
1939   Luxembourg Mathias Clemens
1940 No race due to World War II
1941   Luxembourg Christophe Didier
1942   Luxembourg François Neuens
1943   Luxembourg François Neuens
1944 No race due to World War II
1945   Luxembourg Jean Goldschmit
1946   Belgium Briek Schotte
1947   Luxembourg Mathias Clemens
1948   Luxembourg Jean Goldschmit
1949   Luxembourg Bim Diederich
1950   Belgium Isidoor De Ryck
1951   Luxembourg Marcel Ernzer
1952   Luxembourg Jeng Kirchen
1953   Belgium Robert Vanderstockt
1954   Luxembourg Jean-Pierre Schmitz
1955   France Louison Bobet
1956   Luxembourg Charly Gaul
1957   France Gérard Saint
1958   Luxembourg Jean-Pierre Schmitz
1959   Luxembourg Charly Gaul
1960   Luxembourg Marcel Ernzer
1961   Luxembourg Charly Gaul
1962   Belgium Jef Planckaert
1963   Belgium Yvo Molenaers
1964   Netherlands Arie den Hartog
1965   Great Britain Vin Denson
1966   Luxembourg Edy Schütz
1967   Belgium Frans Brands
1968   Luxembourg Edy Schütz
1969   Italy Davide Boifava
1970   Luxembourg Edy Schütz
1971   Belgium André Dierickx
1972   Belgium Roger Rosiers
1973   France Sylvain Vasseur
1974   Belgium Freddy Maertens
1975   Belgium Frans Verbeeck
1976   Belgium Frans Verbeeck
1977   Netherlands Bert Pronk
1978   Belgium Ludo Peeters
1979   Luxembourg Lucien Didier
1980   Netherlands Bert Oosterbosch
1981   Soviet Union Yuri Barinov
1982   France Bernard Hinault
1983   Luxembourg Lucien Didier
1984   France Christophe Lavainne
1985   Netherlands Jelle Nijdam
1986   Netherlands Steven Rooks
1987   Denmark Søren Lilholt
1988    Switzerland Richard Trinkler
1989   Netherlands Michel Cornelisse
1990   France Christophe Lavainne
1991   Netherlands Gert-Jan Theunisse
1992   France Jean-Philippe Dojwa
1993   Italy Max Sciandri
1994   Netherlands Frans Maassen
1995    Switzerland Rolf Järmann
1996   Italy Alberto Elli
1997   Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke
1998   United States Lance Armstrong U.S. Postal Service
1999   Belgium Marc Wauters Rabobank
2000   Italy Alberto Elli Team Telekom
2001   Denmark Jørgen Bo Petersen Team Fakta
2002   Sweden Marcus Ljungqvist EDS–Fakta
2003   France Thomas Voeckler Brioches La Boulangère
2004   Belgium Maxime Monfort Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
2005   Hungary László Bodrogi Crédit Agricole
2006   United States Christian Vande Velde Team CSC
2007    Switzerland Grégory Rast Astana
2008   Netherlands Joost Posthuma Rabobank
2009   Luxembourg Fränk Schleck Team Saxo Bank
2010   Italy Matteo Carrara Vacansoleil
2011   Germany Linus Gerdemann Leopard Trek
2012   Denmark Jakob Fuglsang RadioShack–Nissan
2013   Germany Paul Martens Blanco Pro Cycling
2014   Denmark Matti Breschel Tinkoff–Saxo
2015   Germany Linus Gerdemann Cult Energy Pro Cycling
2016   Netherlands Maurits Lammertink Roompot–Oranje Peloton
2017   Belgium Greg Van Avermaet BMC Racing Team
2018   Italy Andrea Pasqualon Wanty–Groupe Gobert
2019   Spain Jesús Herrada Cofidis
2020   Italy Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates
2021[5]   Portugal João Almeida Deceuninck–Quick-Step
2022   Denmark Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek–Segafredo

References edit

  1. ^ "Tour de Luxembourg". 2023.
  2. ^ "Tour de Luxembourg (Lux) - Cat.2.ProS". (in French). Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Tour de Luxembourg guide". TeamSky. 2012 BSkyB. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Breschel indrømmer: Købte sig til sejr". Ekstrabladet. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Tour of Luxembourg: Almeida seals overall victory". Future plc. 18 September 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2022.

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