Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

It’s obviously very satisfying. Three years ago I lost the leader’s jersey on the first stage. This time I hope I won’t get caught out.

Saur-Sojasun’s Jimmy Engoulvent, speaking after his prologue win in the Tour of Luxembourg, a repeat of his prologue victory in 2007. Only history repeated itself on the first stage, Engoulvent was caught in a split 5km from the finish and lost time on the GC.

Cyril’s not sneering

Luckily team mate Cyril “the monk” Lemoine, who had finished second in the prologue last night, made the front group and saved some red faces at Saur-Sojasun when he donned the yellow jersey.

The stage was won by Giovanni Visconti of ISD-Neri, ahead of Yauhueni Hutarovich and Borut Bozic.

* Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose = the more things change, the more they stay the same. (Photo: AFP and