He had to wait three years and seven months for it, Sacha Modolo. But in the third stage of the Tour of Luxembourg, over 189 kilometers to Mamer, the 34-year-old Italian sprinter from Alpecin-Fenix, who had suffered a lot of injuries in recent years, hit the mark again.
It was unclear for a long time whether it would be a sprint. The course was hilly, but not tough enough to release the fast men, but since top sprinter Caleb Ewan hadn’t left, there was no team that wanted to direct the chase.
The escapees (Philipp Walsleben, Alex Kirsch, Ben O’Connor and Kenneth van Rooy) kept it up for a long time, but in the final kilometer they were caught in the collar. Modolo waited a long time with his gear and it paid off. The former top sprinter, who has not booked a stage win since 16 February 2018, partly due to a lingering knee injury, burst into tears immediately after the finish.
The leader’s jersey remained on Marc Hirschi’s shoulders. On Friday there is a time trial of 25 kilometers on the program, on Saturday the final stage with finish in Luxembourg city.
Modolo bursts into tears after victory in Luxembourg, Valgren wins again in Italy
Source link Modolo bursts into tears after victory in Luxembourg, Valgren wins again in Italy