By AP, with additional commentary by Roadcycling.com
Jun 6, 2010 - 1:32:37 PM
Italian Matteo Carrara won the 2010 Tour of Luxembourg, with Lance Armstrong finishing third today.
The fourth and last stage of the race was won by Spaniard Gorka Izaguirre in a sprint shortened by torrential rain.
Carrara claimed his first major win, beating 2009 winner Frank Schleck of Luxembourg.
"I'm so happy. It's a beautiful victory, my best victory," the 31-year-old Carrara commented.
Lance Armstrong was competing as part of his preparations for the 2010 Tour de France.
The 38-year-old Texan, who crashed last month at the 2010 Tour of California, next races at the Tour of Switzerland from June 12-20.
Seven-time Tour de France champion Armstrong didn't take any risk.
"I just wanted to avoid issues, or problems, or crashes, or accidents," Armstrong commented and added "I think we have to make a good progression from here, to Switzerland and the Tour (de France 2010)."