Chaves wins inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour

Viviani takes final stage in Yas Marina

Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) won the inaugural four-day-Abu Dhabi Tour, finishing safely in the peloton on the final stage on the Yas Marina Formula One circuit.

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) won the final stage after 20 high-speed laps of the five-kilometre circuit, beating Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo) and Andrea Guardini (Astana)

The 110km stage was raced at twilight, giving the riders a respite from the scorching temperatures they faced during the first three stages. They started in the evening sun but the stage ended in the dark with huge lights illuminating the circuit. Racing on a closed circuit allowed for live on-board images to be produced and transmitted during the stage due to an agreement between race organisers RCS Sport and the Velon teams. World Champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) also carried out a fake pit stop after six laps to change his bike and helmet.

Chaves celebrated victory with his Orica-GreenEdge teammates. It's his first ever stage race success and comes after his two stage victories at the Vuelta a Espana and fifth overall.

The 25-year-old Colombian set up victory by winning the key mountain stage to Jebel Hafeet on Saturday. Chaves attacked alone five kilometres from the finish and distanced all his rivals. Only Wout Poels (Team Sky) was able to close the gap with a paced pursuit. However, the Dutchman slipped out on the final corner after sprinting ahead to enter the corner first. Chaves avoided hitting him and won alone, sportingly refusing to celebrate. Fabio Aru (Astana) also passed Poels to finish second, with the Dutchman finishing third after rushing to get back up.

Chaves won the Abu Dhabi Tour by 16 seconds ahead of the Italian with Poels third overall at 27 seconds. Jani Brajkovic (UnitedHealthcare) finished an impressive fourth on the mountain stage and was fourth overall at 41 seconds.

The last stage again saw an early break go clear, with Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-QuickStep), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) and Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) surging away on the opening laps. They opened a two-minute gap and fought for the three €6000 sprint prizes awarded on laps 6, 11 and 16. However, Orica-GreenEdge led the peloton and the chase for much of the stage, with Team Sky and Lampre-Merida also helping to ensure the stage ended in a sprint.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky2:22:43 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
4Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
5Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
6Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin  
7Andrea Palini (Ita) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
8Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
10Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
11Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
12Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
14Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
15Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
16Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
17Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
18Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
19Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
20Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
22Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge  
23Christopher Latham (GBr) Team Wiggins  
24Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky  
25Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
26Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
27Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky  
28Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
29Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge  
30Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
31Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
32Daniel Martínez (Col) Colombia  
33Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia  
34Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
35Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
36Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
37Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
38Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
39Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
40Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
41Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
42Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia  
43Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
44Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
45Sebastián Molano (Col) Colombia0:00:10 
46Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
47Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:00:12 
48Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
49Michael Thompson (GBr) Team Wiggins  
50Carlos Mario Ramirez Botero (Col) Colombia  
51Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
52Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:15 
53Jaber Almansory (UAE) UAE0:00:19 
54Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
55Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:38 
56Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:41 
57Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team Wiggins  
58Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
59Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
60Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
61Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
62Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia  
63Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:00:59 
64Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:03 
65Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
66Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
67Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
68Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:07 
69Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:11 
70Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:15 
71Mario Jorge Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida  
72Gang Xu (Chn) Lampre-Merida  
73Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
74Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky  
75Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
76Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha  
77Hassan Mohammed Al Murawwi (UAE) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
78Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
79Federico Zurlo (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
80Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
81Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
82Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:01:18 
83Daniel Patten (GBr) Team Wiggins0:01:22 
84Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha  
85Luc Hall (GBr) Team Wiggins0:01:29 
86Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge0:01:32 
87Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN - Qhubeka  
88Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:01:56 
89Majid Albalooshi (UAE) UAE  
90Iain Paton (GBr) Team Wiggins  
91Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:58 
92John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:02:38 
93Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:52 
94Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
95William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:03:27 
DNFKhaiam Alboloshi (UAE) UAE  
DNFTalal Al Balooshi (UAE) UAE  
DNFMansoor Ali Shambih (UAE) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team  
DNFCheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFAmmar Abdulla (UAE) UAE  

Final General Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge13:13:55 
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:16 
3Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:00:27 
4Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:41 
5Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
6Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:23 
7Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:29 
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky  
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
10Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:40 
11Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:26 
13Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:27 
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:02:30 
15Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:51 
16Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:03:23 
17Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:03:24 
18Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:25 
19Daniel Martínez (Col) Colombia0:04:02 
20Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:04:15 
21Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team Wiggins0:04:18 
22Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:34 
23Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:04:44 
24Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:56 
25Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:05:59 
26Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia  
27Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:16 
28Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:07:14 
29Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:07:52 
30Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:08:03 
31Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:42 
32Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:08:49 
33Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia0:10:04 
34Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:10:09 
35Carlos Mario Ramirez Botero (Col) Colombia0:10:16 
36Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia0:10:45 
37Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge0:10:58 
38Michael Thompson (GBr) Team Wiggins0:11:00 
39Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:11:11 
40Daniel Patten (GBr) Team Wiggins0:11:26 
41Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:11:29 
42Hassan Mohammed Al Murawwi (UAE) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:12:03 
43Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
44Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:12:15 
45Mario Jorge Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida0:12:45 
46Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:12:55 
47Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:56 
48Jaber Almansory (UAE) UAE0:14:18 
49Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:15:11 
50Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
51Sebastián Molano (Col) Colombia0:15:21 
52Federico Zurlo (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:15:56 
53Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky0:15:58 
54Gang Xu China Lampre-Merida  
55Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:21 
56Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:16:31 
57Christopher Latham (GBr) Team Wiggins0:18:21 
58Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:18:45 
59Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky0:19:32 
60Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:19:38 
61Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:41 
62Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:19:42 
63Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:49 
64Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
65Andrea Palini (Ita) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:19:53 
66Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Alpecin  
67Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team  
68Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
69Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
70Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
71Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:20:08 
72Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step0:20:47 
73Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
74Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:20:48 
75Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:21:10 
76Luc Hall (GBr) Team Wiggins0:21:22 
77Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:35 
78Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:21:39 
79Majid Albalooshi (UAE) UAE0:21:49 
80Iain Paton (GBr) Team Wiggins  
81Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:21:55 
82Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:22:29 
83John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:22:31 
84Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:22:41 
85Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step0:22:44 
86Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:46 
87Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Team Katusha  
88Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:51 
89Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky0:23:07 
90Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:23:50 
91Dmitrii Kozonchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:23:58 
92Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge0:24:39 
93Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:24:48 
94Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) MTN - Qhubeka0:25:31 
95William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:33:37 

Points Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky49 pts
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team35 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo32 
4Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling29 
5Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step21 
6Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge20 
7Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
8Andrea Palini (Ita) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team18 
9Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
10Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling16 

Sprint Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling29 pts
2Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
3Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step16 
4Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha14 
5Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team13 
6Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team11 
7William Clarke (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling8 
8Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team8 
9Federico Zurlo (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling6 
10Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha5 

Best Young Rider

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge13:13:55 
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:16 
3Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:01:40 
4Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:27 
5Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:02:51 
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:03:24 
7Daniel Martínez (Col) Colombia0:04:02 
8Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:04:15 
9Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team Wiggins0:04:18 
10Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:04:44 

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