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Rodriguez wins stage 1 at Luxembourg

It’s a good day for Americans racing in Europe. Just four days after winning the USPRO Championship in Philadelphia, Fred Rodriguez won stage 1 of the Tour of Luxembourg on Thursday. The Domo-Farm Frites rider covered the 182km stage in 4:26:22, beating Frenchman Eddy Lembo (Jean Delatour) in a sprint finish. Friday’s 214km stage is considered the most difficult of the four-day stage race in the small country of Luxembourg.

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Rodriguez wins stage 1 at Luxembourg

Rodriguez wins stage 1 at Luxembourg

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It’s a good day for Americans racing in Europe. Just four days after winning the USPRO Championship in Philadelphia, Fred Rodriguez won stage 1 of the Tour of Luxembourg on Thursday. The Domo-Farm Frites rider covered the 182km stage in 4:26:22, beating Frenchman Eddy Lembo (Jean Delatour) in a sprint finish.

Friday’s 214km stage is considered the most difficult of the four-day stage race in the small country of Luxembourg.

Results

TOUR OF LUXEMBOURG, June 14-17. Luxembourg.

1. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Domo-Farm Frites, 182km in 4:26:22; 2. Eddy Lembo (F), Jean Delatour; 3. Jens Heppner (G), Deutsche Telekom; 4. Pieter Vries (Nl), Bankgiroloterij; 5. Oscar Pozzi (I), Kia-Suisse; 6. Mauro Gerosa (I), Tacconi-Vini Caldirola; 7. Alexandre Grux (F), AG2R; 8. Raivig Belohvosciks (Lat), Lampre-Daikin; 9. Scott Sunderland (A), Fakta; 10. Marcel Duijn (Nl), Rabobank, all s.t.

18. Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor), U.S. Postal Service, s.t.; 19. Benoit Joachim (Lux), U.S. Postal Service, s.t.; 39. Julian Dean (NZ), U.S. Postal Service, at 5:26; 53. Jamie Burrow (GB), U.S. Postal Service, s.t.; 96. Antonio Cruz (USA), U.S. Postal Service, s.t.; 100. Levy Leipheimer (USA), U.S. Postal Service, s.t.;