Damien Gaudin wins Luxembourg Tour prologue

French cyclist Damien Gaudin was triumphant on Wednesday night, winning the prologue of the 77th Tour of Luxembourg right in the heart of the capital.

Completing the podium was Belgian Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet in second place, and Luxembourg’s Jempy Drucker taking third. Both riders hail from the BMC team.

Gaudin completed the 2.14km prologue in 3’00″47. Van Avermaet, managed a time of 3’01” 15. Drucker completed the prologue in 3’04 “23.

Gaudin, former rider of the Ag2r-La Mondiale and Europcar teams, joined the French ‘Armée de Terre’ last winter.

On Thursday, the first stage of the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg will take place, connecting the capital to Bascharage, on a route with a total distance of 172 km.