Stage 1 of the UAE Tour was a day for the sprinters to test themselves against a who's who list of WorldTour fast men and one rider rose above them all: Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe). The German powered to the finish ahead of Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation).
Ackermann will wear the red leader's jersey heading into stage 2 but is likely to give it up to one of the many top climbers competing in the UAE Tour when the stage finishes on the sharp climb to Hatta Dam.
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