Uttrup Ludwig gets Elsy Jacobs underway with a podium place
Festival Elsy Jacobs got underway with a prologue on Friday night. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig put in a storming effort by completing the 2.8 kilometre ride in four minutes and one second. The time was good enough for third place and see the Danish time trial champion finish on the podium.
“I’m very happy with the podium but of course it’s a pity to miss the win by one second,” Uttrup Ludwig said. “We knew it was going to be really tight. It was about finding every split second possible. I said to myself, shut up legs, it’s only 4 minutes of pain. The times are really close, so the race is still very open. We have some cards to play so we’re ready to have some fun.”
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio also put in a notable ride to sneak into the top ten in ninth place. Two road stages will follow in the Luxembourgish race on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s stage starts and finishes in Steinfort and will be raced over 97,7 kilometres. The stage will feature three climbing primes.