The third stage of the Tour de Luxemburg saw Vincenzo Albanese as one of the greatest protagonist in the breakaway of the day. By virtue of the bonuses won, his general classification also improves, now climbing to 5th place overall, and to 1st place in the ranking of best young rider. From tomorrow he will be at the start with the special white jersey.
Vincenzo Albanese is the new leader of the youth ranking of the Tour de Luxembourg. The third fraction from Rosport to Schifflange, 159km long, have seen John Dekengolb triumph in the sprint of the day. Before the group sprint, the breakaway of the day made up of 4 riders had as protagonist Vincenzo Albanese, already the best rider of Bardiani CSF Faizanè in the previous stages and 14th in the general classification at the start of today’s stage.
By virtue of the intermediate sprint conquered in the breakaway and the consequent time-bonuses Vincenzo Albanese climbed the general classification up to fifth place overall (second best Italian behind Diego Ulissi) and thus taking the top of the white jersey of best youngster.
“I am happy with this milestone, albeit momentary.” declares Vincenzo Albanese “I held out when caught by the group of the best in order not to break away and not lose precious seconds won in the breakaway. Two stages from the end everything is still open, but I will certainly fight to try to bring this shirt home. “
WHITE JERSEY RANKING.
1° Vincenzo Albanese – Bardiani CSF Faizanè
2° Rui Oliveira – Team UAE +0:03
3° Jordi Warlop – Sport Vlaanderen +0:03