The final stage of the Tour of Luxembourg saw Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) pick up his 2nd win of the week, strangely enough though, the Germans win came as he crossed the line alone after forming part of the stages early breakaway. Matti Breschel (Tinkoff Saxo) would cross the line 14″ later in 2nd, ensuring he held on to the leaders yellow jersey to win the race overall. After 4 days of constant attacking, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were also finally rewarded with a nice result as Daniel Teklehaimanot took the final podium spot on the stage. While Teklehaimanot could claim the accolades after the.
The first stage of the Tour de Korea saw Grega Bole (Vini Fantini Nippo) take the stage win as well as the races first yellow jersey. Neil van der Ploeg (Avanti Racing Team) was 2nd in the bunch sprint and Keon Woo Park (RTS-Satic Racing Team) rounded out the podium in 3rd. Kristian Sbaragli was in the mix as per usual, eventually crossing the line 5th after coming from some way back. The 137km stage from Hanam to Chungju would be one of constant attacks with no real gaps ever being formed. The continuous aggressive racing style would eventually take its toll on the peloton.
Matti Breschel (Tinkoff Saxo) won the 4th stage of the Tour of Luxembourg and the Dane was also rewarded with leaders yellow jersey after his efforts. Rudy Molard (Cofidis) took 2nd on the stage with Sergey Lagutin (Rusvelo) in 3rd place. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had Linus Gerdemann finish in 8th place on the stage. The Tour of Luxembourg queen stage saw 4 riders go on the attack from the very first kilometer. Pit Schlechter (Leopard Development), Ivan Balykin (Rusvelo), Tom Dernies (Wallonie – Bruxelles) and Rueben Menendez (Differdange – Losch) were the 4 riders that would go on to lead the race while the peloton kept.