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Rodriguez loses Luxembourg lead

Luxembourg native Kim Kirchen of the Fassa Bortolo team scored a home stage win at the Tour of Luxembourg Saturday. American Fred Rodriguez of Domo-Farm Frites lost the overall lead to Dane Jorgen Bo Petersen of Team Fakta. Petersen finished the 102km stage fourth, 10 seconds behind Kirchen’s winning time of 2:11:49. Rodriguez will go into Sunday’s final stage second overall, 14 seconds behind Petersen.

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By VeloNews Interactive , Copyright AFP 2001

Luxembourg native Kim Kirchen of the Fassa Bortolo team scored a home stage win at the Tour of Luxembourg Saturday. American Fred Rodriguez of Domo-Farm Frites lost the overall lead to Dane Jorgen Bo Petersen of Team Fakta. Petersen finished the 102km stage fourth, 10 seconds behind Kirchen’s winning time of 2:11:49. Rodriguez will go into Sunday’s final stage second overall, 14 seconds behind Petersen.

Results

TOUR OF LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, June 14-17.

Stage 6: Dudelange-Luxembourg

1. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Fassa Bortolo, 102km in 2:11:49; 2. Jan Van Velzen (Nl), at 0:03; 3. Tony Bracke (B), at 0:07; 4. Jorgen Bo Petersen (Dk), Fakta, at 0:10; 5. Morten Sonne (Dk), at 0:22; 6. Matteo Frutti (I), at 0:23; 7. Christophe Edaleine (F), at 0:30; 8. Allesandre Petacchi (I), at 0:40; 9. Rold Aldag (G); 10. Scott Sunderland (Aus), both s.t.

General classification

1. Petersen, 11:56:09; 2. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Domo-Farm Frites, at 0:14; 3. Eddy Lembo (F), Jean Delatour, at 0:23; 4. Ivailo Gabrovski (Bul), Jean Delatour, at 0:25; 5. Jens Heppner (G), Deutsche Telekom, at 0:26.