Schleck Granfondo ultimate option to qualify

The Luxemburg qualifier in Mondorf les Bains was already sold out weeks ago with more than 2000 riders attending the challenging race over Luxemburg best cycling routes. The race had moved from its traditional date in May to late September to cope with the covid pandemic and saw a lot of enthousiasts at the start finally being able to race again.

The 160km long distance was controlled by Belgian riders which took the first 14 places with Fabio Porco winning in the sprint before Anthony Spysschaert while Stijn Van der Jeught finished overall third a few seconds later. The average speed of the winner was just over 40km/h.

All females keen on qualifying had to do the shorter 90km where British Claire Thomas was the fastest female in a sprint before Kerstin Heinen from Luxemburg. Nolwenn Houot from France finished overall third a minute later.

The men over 65 qualifying in the 90km had British John Holmes as winner in his age group with Belgian Karel Willems and French Richard Criqui by his sides at the podium in his age group.

All qualified riders have to register before Sunday if they want to use their good condition in Sarajevo in two weeks. The Tre Valli Varesine event in Varese next weekend isn’t a qualifier for Sarajevo anymore, but counts for Trento 2022.

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