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2021 UAE Tour (WorldTour),
United Arab Emirates

3rd Editon: February 21 - 27, 2021

UAE Tour podium history | 2020 edition | Start list
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4

2021 UAE Tour

2021 UAE Tour map


Wednesday, February 24: Stage 4, Al Marjan Island - Al Marjan Island, 204 km

Stage 4 map & profile | Stage 4 photos

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett gets his 50th career win. Photo: Getty Images

Weather at the Emirate of Um-Al-Quwain where a lot of the stage takes place, at 4:20 PM, local time: 26C (79F), fair, with the wind from the west at 18 km/hr (11 mph). No rain

The race: 137 riders began today's stage at 11:48. Jos Van Emden (Jumbo-Visma) did not start.

Here's the report from stage winner Sam Bennett's Deceuninck-Quick Step team:

Sam Bennett was in a league of his own Wednesday afternoon, capturing his first victory of the year after showing a clean pair of wheels to his opponents at the end of the longest stage of the UAE Tour, which started and concluded on the Al Marjan Island, lasting 204 kilometres and almost five hours in the saddle.

For the 30-year-old Irishman it was the first bunch sprint of the season, and the Tour de France green jersey winner benefitted from a perfectly executed lead-out train to navigate what turned out to be a chaotic finale. Piloted by Michael Mørkøv, who used his vast experience to bring him in position with 200 meters to go, Sam took the left side of the road and burst clear of the field, rolling across the line with a comfortable gap on the riders rounding out the podium.

“I was a little frustrated missing the sprint on the first stage and I knew there were only three more opportunities, so I was really motivated today. At the same time, I was pretty nervous, because it was the first bunch sprint of the season for myself and you never know what’s your condition coming out of the winter”, Sam explained shortly after his first win in two years at the UAE Tour.

The victory he got on stage 4 marked a significant milestone for Bennett, who now has 50 wins in the pro ranks, a number which puts him behind only Sean Kelly on a list of the most successful Irish riders in history.

“Having the team do such a great job you just want to bring the victory. I knew all I had to do was follow the guys, who made my job easier, and with my legs good in the end I was able to do the sprint I wanted. It was a messy finale, but I made it thanks to this amazing Wolfpack, who controlled the stage and then delivered me in the perfect position! I am proud to score my 50th victory here! It was a long, hot stage, but it now feels great to get the first bunch sprint of the year out of the way. It’s a perfect way to start the season”, Sam added.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammate João Almeida enjoyed a quieter day and remained on the UAE Tour overall podium ahead of Jebel Jais, the race’s last mountain test.

Complete Results:

Stage 4 photos

204 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.939 km/hr

1 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 4hr 51min 51sec
2 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
3 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
4 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
5 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
6 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
7 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
8 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
9 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
10 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
11 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
12 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
13 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
14 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma s.t.
15 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
16 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
17 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
18 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
19 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
20 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
21 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
22 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
23 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
24 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
25 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
26 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
27 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
28 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
29 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
30 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
31 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
32 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
33 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
34 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis s.t.
35 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
37 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
38 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
39 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
40 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
41 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
42 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
43 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
44 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
45 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
46 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
47 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
48 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
49 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
50 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
51 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
52 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
53 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
54 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
55 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
56 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
57 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
58 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
59 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
60 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
61 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
62 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
63 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
64 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
65 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
66 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
67 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
68 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
69 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
70 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
71 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
72 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
73 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
74 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
75 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
76 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
77 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
78 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
79 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
80 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
81 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
82 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
83 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
84 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
85 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
86 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
87 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
88 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
89 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
90 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
91 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
92 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
93 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
94 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
95 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
96 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
97 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
98 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
99 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
100 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
101 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
102 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
103 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
104 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis s.t.
105 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
106 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
107 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
108 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
109 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
110 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
111 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
112 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
113 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
114 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
115 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
116 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
117 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
118 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM @ 27sec
119 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 39
120 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
121 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 45
122 Nathan Haas Cofidis 54
123 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
124 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 1:11
125 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 1:36
126 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 2:08
127 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
128 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
129 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 3:57
130 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 4:15

GC after stage 4:

559 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 43.539 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 12hr 50min 21sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers @ 43sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:03
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:43
5 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 1:45
6 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 2:36
7 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:38
8 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
9 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 3:32
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:47
11 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 8:10
12 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 9:49
13 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe 9:58
14 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 10:10
15 Florian Stork Team DSM 10:21
16 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 10:36
17 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 10:38
18 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 10:42
19 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 10:46
20 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 10:51
21 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech 10:58
22 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 11:06
23 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:17
24 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 11:20
25 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 11:26
26 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 11:40
27 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 11:45
28 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 12:11
29 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 12:14
30 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 12:19
31 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:21
32 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën 12:22
33 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:37
34 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 12:40
35 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 12:47
36 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 13:06
37 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 13:11
38 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 13:47
39 Davide Villella Movistar 13:53
40 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 14:00
41 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates 14:06
42 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 14:16
43 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 14:53
44 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 14:59
45 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 15:00
46 Mark Donovan Team DSM 15:23
47 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 15:33
48 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 15:34
49 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 15:46
50 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 16:20
51 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 16:22
52 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma 16:51
53 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 16:55
54 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 17:01
55 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 17:02
56 Nathan Haas Cofidis 17:14
57 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 17:17
58 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 17:19
59 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 17:33
60 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 17:41
61 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 17:46
62 Elia Viviani Cofidis 17:56
63 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 18:00
64 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 18:07
65 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 18:22
66 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 18:28
67 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 18:37
68 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 18:54
69 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo 19:00
70 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 19:18
71 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 19:37
72 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 19:41
73 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 20:32
74 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 20:48
75 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 20:51
76 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 20:53
77 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma 21:07
78 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 21:10
79 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech 22:16
80 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 22:42
81 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 23:21
82 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën 23:22
83 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 23:40
84 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 24:09
85 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 24:22
86 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 24:36
87 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 24:49
88 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 24:54
89 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 25:00
90 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 25:15
91 Albert Torres Movistar 25:23
92 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 25:28
93 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 25:33
94 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 25:39
95 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 25:40
96 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 25:45
97 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 25:48
98 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
99 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 25:55
100 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 25:56
101 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 25:58
102 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 25:59
103 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 26:00
104 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange 26:02
105 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers 26:09
106 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 26:10
107 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 26:12
108 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo 26:22
109 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 26:24
110 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 26:26
111 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 26:29
112 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 26:34
113 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 26:35
114 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 26:40
115 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 26:48
116 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 27:00
117 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 27:38
118 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 27:46
119 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 28:10
120 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 28:41
121 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious 28:47
122 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 29:09
123 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 29:25
124 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 29:31
125 Cees Bol Team DSM 29:38
126 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 29:49
127 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 30:00
128 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 30:54
129 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 32:27
130 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 33:42

Stage 4 map & profile:

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 photos:

Caleb Ewan

Sprinter Caleb Ewan during the team presentation ceremony. He knows this stage is perfect for him. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

Another day at the office, if you are a professional bike racer. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

UAE Tour photo

 

Peloton

The peloton stuck together with nearly all the riders finishing at the same time. UAE Tour photo.

 

Peloton

Is there anything more colorful than a pro peloton? UAE Tour photo

Breakaway

Francois Bedard and Olivier LeGac went on a long break. Ag2r photo

Olivier Le Gac

Here's another shot of the duo trying to stay away. Groupama-FDJ photo.

Tdej Pogacar

GC leader Tadej Pogacar surrounded by teammates. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

Another shot of Pogacar guarded by teammates. Bettini photo

Cees Bol

Team DSM's sprinter Cees Bol. DSM photo

Qhubeka-Assos

Qhubeka Assos worked to protect Giacomo Nizzolo, who got 8th. Qhubeka-Assos photo

Sam Bennett

Here they come. Bettini photo

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett gets the stage win. Getty Images

David Dekker

David Dekker will start stage five in the green points jersey. Jumbo-Visma photo

Sam Bennett

Stage winner Sam Bennett. Getty Images


Tuesday, February 23: Stage 3, Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet, 166 km

Stage 3 map & profile | Stage 3 photos

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar wins the stage wearing the GC leader's red jersey.

Weather at Abu Dhabi at 4:45 PM, local time: 24C (76F), fair, with the wind from the north at 21 km/hr (13 mph). No rain.

The race: Here's the report from stage winner Tadej Pogacar's UAE Team Emirates.

Tadej Pogačar continued his winning ways on the ascent of Jebel Hafeet claiming victory on the third stage, while wearing the race leader’s jersey.
The talented Slovenian battled Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers) who now trails in the GC by 43’’.

A strong team performance by UAE Team Emirates saw them arrive at the final ascent (10.5 km climb, finishing at 1025 meters above sea level) leading the peloton and reducing it heavily by setting a fierce tempo.
Pogačar was able to respond promptly to the attacks of Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) and Adam Yates, pouncing in the final metres to outsprint the Briton.

This marks UAE Team Emirates’ third success on this climb: Pogačar’s double was preceded by Rui Costa’s win in 2017.

Pogačar: “We wanted to win and we did, at the end of a really hard day. The team showed an excellent performance, always riding in the right positions and setting the pace in the first part of the climb.

"I was able to respond to the various attacks, even those of Yates. Adam was very strong, which made it tougher and for this reason I am even happier. It was also important to have widened the gap with the other guys in the GC.

"I knew the ending well and how to approach it in the best way. I knew I had to start early and enter the last two corners first."

The title of the UAE Tour general classification is far from over, given that we will still have to face an uphill finish and given that the wind can still create dangers in the last four stages”.

The 4th stage will be 204 km of flat roads with start and finish on Marjan Island.

Complete Results:

Stage 3 photos

166 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.746 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 3hr 58min 35sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
3 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo @ 48sec
4 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
5 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
6 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
7 Florian Stork Team DSM @ 54sec
8 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
9 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:00
10 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 1:09
11 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
12 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 1:26
13 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
14 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
15 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
16 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
17 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 1:38
18 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
19 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 2:11
20 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis s.t.
21 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
22 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
23 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
24 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
25 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
26 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
27 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
28 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 2:32
29 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
30 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 2:40
31 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:44
32 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 3:29
33 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 3:42
34 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
35 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
36 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
37 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 4:04
38 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 4:18
39 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 5:00
40 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
41 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
42 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
43 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
44 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 5:14
45 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
46 Mark Donovan Team DSM 5:16
47 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 5:37
48 Nathan Haas Cofidis 6:43
49 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 6:56
50 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 7:15
51 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 7:16
52 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
54 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 7:31
55 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
56 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
57 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
58 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 7:54
59 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 9:07
60 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 9:36
61 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
62 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
63 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 10:37
64 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 10:40
65 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:06
66 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 11:36
67 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
68 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
69 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
70 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 11:52
71 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
72 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 14:04
73 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
74 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
75 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
76 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
77 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
78 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 14:28
79 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 15:24
80 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 16:05
81 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
82 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange s.t.
83 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
84 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
85 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
86 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
87 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
88 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
89 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
90 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
91 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
92 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
93 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma s.t.
94 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
95 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
96 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
97 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
98 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
99 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
100 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
101 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
102 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis s.t.
103 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
104 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
105 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
106 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
107 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
108 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
109 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM s.t.
110 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
111 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
112 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
113 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
114 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
115 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
116 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
117 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
118 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
119 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
120 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
121 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 17:39
122 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 19:07
123 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
124 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 19:35
125 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
126 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
127 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
128 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
129 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
130 Cees Bol Team DSM 19:55

GC after stage 3:

355 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 44.514 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 7hr 58min 30sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers @ 43sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:03
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:43
5 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 1:45
6 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 2:36
7 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 2:38
8 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:39
9 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 3:32
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:47
11 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 8:10
12 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 9:49
13 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe 9:58
14 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 10:10
15 Florian Stork Team DSM 10:21
16 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 10:36
17 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 10:38
18 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 10:42
19 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 10:46
20 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 10:51
21 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech 10:58
22 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 11:06
23 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:17
24 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 11:20
25 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 11:26
26 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 11:40
27 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 11:45
28 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 12:11
29 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 12:14
30 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 12:19
31 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:21
32 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën 12:22
33 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:37
34 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 12:40
35 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 12:47
36 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 13:06
37 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 13:11
38 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 13:47
39 Davide Villella Movistar 13:53
40 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 14:00
41 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates 14:06
42 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 14:14
43 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 14:16
44 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 14:53
45 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 14:59
46 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 15:00
47 Mark Donovan Team DSM 15:23
48 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 15:33
49 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 15:34
50 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 15:46
51 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 16:20
52 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
53 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 16:55
54 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 17:01
55 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
56 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 17:02
57 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 17:19
58 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 17:20
59 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 17:33
60 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 17:41
61 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 17:46
62 Elia Viviani Cofidis 17:56
63 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 18:00
64 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 18:07
65 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 18:22
66 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 18:24
67 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 18:30
68 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 18:37
69 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 18:54
70 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo 19:00
71 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 19:37
72 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 19:41
73 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 20:32
74 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 20:48
75 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 20:51
76 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 20:53
77 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 21:06
78 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma 21:07
79 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 21:10
80 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech 22:16
81 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 23:21
82 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën 23:22
83 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 23:40
84 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 24:09
85 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 24:17
86 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 24:22
87 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 24:36
88 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 24:40
89 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 24:49
90 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 24:54
91 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 25:00
92 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma 25:08
93 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 25:13
94 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 25:15
95 Albert Torres Movistar 25:23
96 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 25:28
97 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 25:33
98 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 25:39
99 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 25:40
100 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 25:43
101 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 25:45
102 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 25:48
103 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
104 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 25:55
105 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 25:56
106 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 25:59
107 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 26:00
108 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 26:02
109 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
110 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 26:06
111 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers 26:09
112 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 26:12
113 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo 26:22
114 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 26:24
115 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 26:29
116 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 26:30
117 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 26:34
118 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 26:40
119 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 27:00
120 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 27:07
121 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 27:38
122 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 28:41
123 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious 28:49
124 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 29:09
125 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 29:27
126 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 29:31
127 Cees Bol Team DSM 29:38
128 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 29:49
129 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 30:00
130 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 30:54
131 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 32:27

Stage 3 map & profile:

UAE Tour Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 photos:

Joao Almeida

Opening ceremonies. Points classification leader Joao Almeida gives a wave. UAE Tour photo

UAE Tour stage start

Time to go to work. UAE Tour photo

Race start

Time to get going. UAE Tour photo

UAE Tour race start

A kilometer or two into the stage. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

Early in the stage. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

Race leader Tadej Pogacar is paced and protected by his team. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

And there they go...UAE Tour Photo

Joao Almeida

...while Team Deceuninck-Quick Step protects points leader Joao Almeida. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

Speeding across the desert. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

The peloton closes in on the finishing climb. UAE Tour photo

Groupama-FDJ

Anthony Roux didn't have his best day today, slipping down to 11th place.

Florian Stork

Florian Stork. Cor Vos photo

Joao Almeida

Joao Almeida.

Adam Yates

Adam Yates leads Tadej Pogacar up the final climb. Getty Sport Images.

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar is able to get ahead of Adam Yates at the finish. Bettini photo

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar finishes just ahead of Adam Yates. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

A better shot of the finish. Bettini photo

Sergio Higuita and Emanuel Buchmann

Seergio Higuita and Emanuel Buchmann finish third & fourth. Bettini photo

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar enjoys his win. Bettini photo


Monday, February 22: Stage 2, Al Hudayriyat Island, Abu Dhabi 13 km individual time trial

Stage 2 map & profile | Stage 2 photos

Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna on his way to winning the stage. Getty Sport Images

Weather at Abu Dhabi at 4:00 PM, local time: 26C (78F), fair, with the wind from the north-northwest at 24 km/hr (15 mph). No rain.

The race: Alpecin-Fenix, the team of stage one winner Mathieu van der Poel, in agreement with the UAE Tour organiser, have decided to withdraw its team from the race, in order to safeguard the race bubble and ensure the safe continuation of the race.

The team was notified of one positive result of a member of its staff from the round of tests conducted on Sunday evening, 21st of February.

Upon receiving the results, the person immediately went into isolation, and all those who came into contact with this person are self-isolating, in compliance with the protocol measures put in place by the race organisers and UAE Health Authorities. All team members will undertake further tests in the coming days, while they remain in isolation.

Here's the report from new GC leader Tadej Pogacar's UAE-Team Emirates:

UAE Team Emirates made a strong step forward after yesterdays exploits to claim the red leaders jersey after stage 2 at the UAE Tour. On the second stage, a 13 km individual time trial on the Al Hudayriyat Island circuit, Mikkel Bjerg set the third best time of the day, with Tadej Pogačar fourth and new race leader.

Bjerg, the young Danish time trial specialist, finished behind stage winner Filippo Ganna (Ineos Granadier) and Bissegger (EF Education – Nippo) on a difficult test marked by strong winds.

Pogačar set-out relaxed and poised after the sixth place in the inaugural stage, and will now pull-on the leader’s jersey of the UAE Tour.

The third stage tomorrow will see the riders face the first real uphill challenge of this Tour: 166km culminating on the arduous summit of Mount Jabel Hafeet.

Pogačar: “I did not start with any particular result in my mind, I just wanted to go as fast and as good as I could and I think I managed to do that. I’m in a good position now with five stages to go, but anything can happen, and tomorrow we already have the hardest finish for this Tour at Jabel Hafeet. I hope to recover well and have good legs and we will see what happens”.

Complete Results:

Stage 2 photos

13 kilometers raced at an average speed of 55.981 km/hr

1 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 13min 56sec
2 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo @ 14sec
3 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 21
4 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 24
5 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech 30
6 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
7 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 32
8 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 33
9 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 36
10 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 38
11 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 39
12 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
13 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 43
14 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 44
15 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma 46
16 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 47
17 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 48
18 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
19 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo 49
20 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
21 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
22 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 51
23 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 52
24 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma s.t.
25 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 53
26 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
27 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
28 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 55
29 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 57
30 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
31 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
32 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
33 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 58
34 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
35 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
36 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 59
37 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
38 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 1:00
39 Albert Torres Movistar 1:01
40 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 1:03
41 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 1:04
42 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 1:05
43 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 1:06
44 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 1:07
45 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
46 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
47 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
48 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
49 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
50 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 1:09
51 Florian Stork Team DSM 1:10
52 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 1:11
53 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 1:12
54 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
55 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:13
56 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 1:14
57 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
58 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
59 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
60 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 1:17
61 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
62 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
63 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 1:18
64 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:19
65 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:20
66 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
67 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 1:21
68 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 1:23
69 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
70 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 1:25
71 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 1:26
72 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
73 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
74 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
75 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 1:28
76 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
77 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 1:30
78 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 1:33
79 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
80 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:34
81 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
82 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 1:35
83 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 1:36
84 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 1:37
85 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 1:38
86 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 1:39
87 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 1:40
88 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
89 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
90 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 1:42
91 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
92 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 1:43
93 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 1:44
94 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
95 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 1:45
96 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 1:46
97 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 1:47
98 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
99 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
100 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:48
101 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 1:50
102 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
103 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 1:51
104 Davide Villella Movistar 1:54
105 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 1:55
106 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 1:56
107 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 1:57
108 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 1:58
109 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
111 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 1:59
112 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 2:00
113 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
114 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 2:01
115 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
116 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 2:02
117 Elia Viviani Cofidis 2:03
118 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 2:07
119 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
120 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 2:08
121 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
122 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:09
123 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 2:12
124 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 2:15
125 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:16
126 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:18
127 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 2:19
128 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 2:28
129 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 2:34
130 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 2:36
131 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 2:38
132 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 2:45

GC after stage 2:

189 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 47.234 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 4hr 0min 5sec
2 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step @ 5sec
3 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 18
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 33
5 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers 39
6 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 41
7 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 45
8 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma 46
9 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 47
10 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 48
11 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 50
12 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 54
13 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 55
14 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:04
15 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 1:11
16 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 1:27
17 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 1:36
18 Elia Viviani Cofidis 1:41
19 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 1:45
20 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 2:09
21 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 2:39
22 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 8:07
23 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 8:21
24 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech 8:37
25 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 8:39
26 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 8:40
27 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 8:43
28 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 8:45
29 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 8:46
30 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 8:50
31 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 8:51
32 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma 8:53
33 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 8:54
34 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 8:55
35 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo 8:56
36 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
37 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
38 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 8:58
39 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 8:59
40 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 9:00
41 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
42 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
43 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 9:02
44 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 9:04
45 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
46 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
47 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 9:05
48 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
49 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 9:06
50 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
51 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 9:07
52 Albert Torres Movistar 9:08
53 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 9:10
54 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 9:12
55 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 9:13
56 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 9:14
57 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
58 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
59 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
60 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
61 Florian Stork Team DSM 9:17
62 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 9:18
63 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 9:19
64 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
65 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 9:21
66 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
67 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 9:24
68 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
69 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
70 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 9:25
71 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 9:26
72 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 9:27
73 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
74 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 9:28
75 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 9:30
76 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 9:32
77 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 9:33
78 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
79 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
80 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
81 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 9:35
82 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
83 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 9:40
84 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
85 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 9:41
86 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
87 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 9:42
88 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 9:43
89 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 9:44
90 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 9:45
91 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 9:46
92 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 9:47
93 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
94 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
95 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
96 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 9:49
97 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 9:50
98 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 9:51
99 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
100 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 9:52
101 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 9:54
102 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
103 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
104 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 9:55
105 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 9:57
106 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
107 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 9:58
108 Davide Villella Movistar 10:01
109 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 10:02
110 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 10:03
111 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 10:04
112 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 10:05
113 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 10:05
114 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 10:07
115 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
116 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 10:08
117 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 10:09
118 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 10:14
119 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
120 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 10:15
121 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
122 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 10:16
123 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 10:19
124 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 10:22
125 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 10:23
126 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 10:25
127 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 10:26
128 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 10:41
129 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 10:43
130 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 10:45
131 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 10:52
132 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 16:12

Stage 2 map & profile:

UAE Tpur stage 2 map

Stage 2 map

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 photos:

Matthieu Ladagnous

Matthieu Ladagnous in the start house.

Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez was ninth. INEOS photo

Adam Yates

Adam Yates was 34th. INEOS photo

Joao Almeida

Joao Almeida

David Dekker

David Dekker wore the leader's red jersey after Mathieu van der Poel's Alpecin-Fenix team withdrew from the race.

Patrik Konrad

I'm pretty sure this is Patrick Konrad.

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar on his way to becomng the GC leader

Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna pounding the big gear.

Filippo Ganna

Stage winner Filippo Ganna.

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar will start stage three in the GC leader's red jersey.


Sunday, February 21: Stage 1, Al Dhafra Castle - Al Mirfa, 176 km.

Stage 1 map & profile | Stage 1 photos

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel take the first stage.

Weather at the finish city of Al Mirfa at 4:14 PM, local time: 24C (76F), fair, with the wind from the north at 23 km/hr (14 mph). There is a 1% chance of rain.

The race: 139 riders began stage one at 12:33.

Here's the report from second-place David Dekker's Jumbo-Visma team:

David Dekker has finished second in the opening stage of the UAE Tour on his professional debut. In the sprint, the Team Jumbo-Visma rider only had to acknowledge the superiority of his compatriot Mathieu van der Poel.

The first stage was one full of nervousness. From the start, the wind played a major role and the peloton was immediately split apart. After a game of cat and mouse, a little after halfway the stage, twenty-six riders established the decisive leading group and sprinted for the stage victory. Besides Dekker, Chris Harper was also part of the breakaway for Team Jumbo-Visma. The Australian finished eighth.

“The goal was to go for the stage win, but the best was gone after a day of full-on racing”, Dekker said. “The difference on the line with Mathieu was clear, so I can’t be dissatisfied with this second place. In the final it was mainly a matter of getting in and keeping position. Chris and I were a bit too far back in the last two kilometres, but Chris did a good job there with a final effort to get me in Mathieu’s wheel. It was a very tough and fast stage and it immediately broke into echelons. The cooperation in the front group was very good. I think it was mainly because it was a mix of sprinters and GC riders and also because there were teams that were represented with more than two riders. In the last kilometres Deceuninck-QuickStep tried to avoid the sprint, but Chris reacted adequately to counter the attempts a number of times so that I could focus on my sprint.”

Sports director Addy Engels looked back on an eventful stage with a good feeling. “It was a very nervous stage which was decided early. David’s second place is a wonderful entry as a professional, especially as he did it at WorldTour level. A class act. With Chris we also had a rider for the GC in that group. So the situation was okay for us. Of course you always hope that you are in the first group with more riders, but looking at the composition of the group and how many teams missed out, we should be happy with this result.”

Complete Results:

Stage 1 photos

176 kilometers raced at an average speed of 46.770 km/hr

1 Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix 3hr 45min 47sec
2 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
3 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
4 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
5 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
6 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
7 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
8 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma @ 3sec
9 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
11 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
12 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
13 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
14 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo @ 6sec
15 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
16 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
17 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
18 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 20
19 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 27
20 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 38
21 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 55
22 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 1:02
23 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious @ 3sec
24 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 8min 29sec
25 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
26 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
27 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
28 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
29 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
30 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
32 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
33 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
34 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
35 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
37 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
38 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
39 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
40 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
41 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
42 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
43 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
44 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
45 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
46 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
47 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
48 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
50 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
51 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
52 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
53 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
54 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
55 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
56 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
57 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
58 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
59 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
60 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
61 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
62 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
63 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
64 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
65 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
66 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
67 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
68 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
69 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
70 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
71 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
72 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
73 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
74 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
75 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
76 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
77 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
78 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
79 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
80 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
81 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
82 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
83 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
84 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
85 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
86 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
87 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
88 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
89 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
90 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
91 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
92 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
93 Louis Vervaeke Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
94 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
95 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
96 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
97 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
98 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
99 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
100 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
101 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
102 Jonas Rickaert Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
103 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
104 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
105 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
106 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
107 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma s.t.
108 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
109 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
111 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
112 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
113 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM s.t.
114 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
115 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
116 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
117 Roy Jans Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
118 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange s.t.
119 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
120 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
121 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
122 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
123 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
124 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
125 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
126 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
127 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
128 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
129 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
130 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
131 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
132 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
133 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
134 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
135 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
136 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
137 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
138 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
139 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 15:46

GC after stage 1:

1 Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix 3hr 45min 37sec
2 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma @ 4sec
3 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 6
4 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 7
5 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 8
6 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 10
7 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
8 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
9 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 13
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
11 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
12 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
13 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
14 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
15 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 16
16 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
17 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
18 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
19 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 28
20 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 37
21 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 48
22 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 1:05
23 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 1:12
24 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 8:37
25 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 8:39
26 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
27 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
28 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
29 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
30 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
31 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo s.t.
32 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
33 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
34 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
35 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
36 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
37 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
38 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
39 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
40 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
41 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
42 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
43 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
44 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
45 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
46 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
47 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
48 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
49 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
50 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
51 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
52 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
53 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
54 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
55 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
56 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
57 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
58 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
59 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
60 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
61 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
62 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
63 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
64 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
65 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
66 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
67 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
68 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
69 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
70 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
71 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
72 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
73 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
74 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
75 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
76 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
77 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
78 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
79 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
80 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
81 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
82 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
83 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
84 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
85 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
86 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
87 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
88 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
89 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
90 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
91 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
92 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
93 Louis Vervaeke Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
94 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
95 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
96 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
97 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
98 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
99 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
100 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
101 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
102 Jonas Rickaert Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
103 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
104 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
105 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
106 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
107 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma s.t.
108 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
109 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
111 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
112 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
113 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM s.t.
114 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
115 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
116 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
117 Roy Jans Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
118 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange s.t.
119 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
120 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
121 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
122 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
123 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
124 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
125 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
126 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
127 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
128 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
129 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
130 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
131 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
132 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
133 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
134 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
135 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
136 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
137 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
138 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
139 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 15:56

Stage 1 map & profile:

UAe Tour stage 1 map

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 photos: All are from the race organizer

Alpecin Fenix

Opening ceremonies: Team Alpecin Fenix is presented

UAE Team Emirates

The home team, UAE Team Emirates

Race start

Getting close to the start time

Stage start

Crossing the start line.

Race start

The stage is officially on.

Echelons

25 kilometers into the stage. Cross wnds are forcing the riders to echelon.

Echelons

Another shot of how the pros handle a windy day.

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel

Peloton

The organizer called this a stage of contrasting scenery. I'll have to agree with that.

UAE Tour

Looks like the cross winds have abated a bit.

Peloton

The peloton at 18 kilometers to go with the break well up the road.

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel is the day's fastest.

Mathieu van der Poel

Another shot of the finish


Start list with back numbers, February 20, 2021:

UAE TEAM EMIRATES
1 POGACAR Tadej
2 BJERG Mikkel
3 FORMOLO Davide
4 GAVIRIA Fernando
5 MAJKA Rafal
6 POLANC Jan
7 RICHEZE Maximiliano
INEOS GRENADIERS
11 YATES Adam
12 AMADOR Andrey
13 GANNA Filippo
14 MARTINEZ Daniel
15 RIVERA Brandon
16 ROWE Luke
17 SOSA Ivan
AG2R CITROEN
21 GALLOPIN Tony
22 BIDARD François
23 BOUCHARD Geoffrey
24 FRANK Mathias
25 HÄNNINEN Jaakko
26 VENDRAME Andrea
27 WARBASSE Larry
ALPECIN-FENIX
31 VAN DER POEL Mathieu
32 JANS Roy
33 PHILIPSEN Jasper
34 RICKAERT Jonas
35 SBARAGLI Kristian
36 VERMEERSCH Gianni
37 VERVAEKE Louis
ASTANA-PREMIER TECH
41 LUTSENKO Alexey
42 BATTISTELLA Samuele
43 DE BOD Stefan
44 GIDICH Yevgeniy
45 GRUZDEV Dmitriy
46 SANCHEZ Luis
47 SOBRERO Matteo
BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS
51 POELS Wouter
52 BAUHAUS Phil
53 CARUSO Damiano
54 HAIG Jack
55 MADER Gino
56 MILAN Jonathan
57 WRIGHT Fred
BORA-HANSGROHE
61 ACKERMANN Pascal
62 BENEDETTI Cesare
63 BUCHMANN Emanuel
64 KONRAD Patrick
65 LAAS Martin
66 SCHWARZMANN Michael
67 ZWIEHOFF Ben
COFIDIS
71 VIVIANI Elia
72 FERNANDEZ Ruben
73 HAAS Nathan
74 ROCHAS Remy
75 SABATINI Fabio
76 VANBILSEN Kenneth
77 VIVIANI Attilio
DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP
81 BENNETT Sam
82 ALMEIDA João
83 ARCHBOLD Shane
84 CATTANEO Mattia
85 KEISSE Iljo
86 MASNADA Fausto
87 MORKOV Michael
EF EDUCATION-NIPPO
92 BISSEGGER Stefan
93 CRADDOCK Lawson
94 GUERREIRO Ruben
95 HIGUITA Sergio
96 POWLESS Neilson
97 WHELAN James
GROUPAMA-FDJ
101 BADILATTI Matteo
102 BONNET William
103 BRUNEL Alexys
104 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
105 LE GAC Olivier
106 ROUX Anthony
107 VALTER Attila
INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
111 HIRT Jan
112 MEINTJES Louis
113 KREDER Wesley
114 MINALI Riccardo
115 PETILLI Simone
116 TAARAMAE Rein
117 VAN MELSEN Kevin
ISRAEL START-UP NATION
121 FROOME Christopher
122 BRANDLE Matthias
123 DOWSETT Alex
124 GOLDSTEIN Omer
125 GREIPEL André
126 HERMANS Ben
127 ZABEL Rick
JUMBO-VISMA
131 BOUWMAN Koen
132 DEKKER David
133 HARPER Chris
134 KUSS Sepp
135 PFINGSTEN Christoph
136 VINGEGAARD Jonas
137 VAN EMDEN Jos
LOTTO SOUDAL
141 EWAN Caleb
142 DE BUYST Jasper
143 DE GENDT Thomas
144 KLUGE Roger
145 SWEENY Harry
146 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
147 VANHOUCKE Harm
MOVISTAR
151 VALVERDE Alejandro
152 CARRETERO Hector
153 ELOSEGUI Iñigo
154 MUHLBERGER Gregor
155 PEDRERO Antonio
156 TORRES Albert
157 VILLELLA Davide
TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE
161 MEZGEC Luka
162 BAUER Jack
163 COLLEONI Kevin
164 GRMAY Tsgabu
165 GROVES Kaden
166 HEPBURN Michael
167 SCHULTZ Nicholas
TEAM DSM
171 ARNDT Nikias
172 ARENSMAN Thymen
173 BOL Cees
174 DAINESE Alberto
175 DONOVAN Mark
176 KRAGH Asbjørn
177 STORK Florian
QHUBEKA ASSOS
181 NIZZOLO Giacomo
182 HANSEN Lasse
183 LINDEMAN Bertjan
184 PELUCCHI Matteo
185 POZZOVIVO Domenico
186 TANFIELD Harry
187 WALSCHEID Max
TREK-SEGAFREDO
191 NIBALI Vincenzo
192 DE KORT Koen
193 SKJELMOSE Mattias
194 LIEPINS Emils
195 MOSCHETTI Matteo
196 REIJNEN Kiel
197 TIBERI Antonio