Tour de Luxembourg 2009: Katusha is in
In 2005 Laszlo Bodrogi won “Tour de Luxembourg”.
Star riders of the event will of course be Fränk and Andy Schleck, leading a strong Saxo Bank squad also including Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O’Grady. Another big name riding the race won last year by Joost Posthuma (Rabobank) is Andreas Klöden (Astana).
The event will see a total of 15 teams take the start: Astana, Bbox Bouygues, Cofidis, Euskaltel, Katusha, Saxo Bank, Agritubel, Barloworld, CSF, ISD, Landbouwkrediet, Skil, Vacansoleil, Vorarlberg and CT Differdange.
The stages outline as follows:
Prologue – June 3: Luxembourg (2.7 km)
Stage 1 – June 4: Luxembourg – Mondorf-les-Bains (157 km)
Stage 2 – June 5: Schifflange – Differdange (187 km)
Stage 3 – June 6: Wiltz – Diekirch (185 km)
Stage 4 – June 7: Mersch – Luxembourg (160 km)