Mixed bag for Ineos in UAE Tour TT: Ganna beaten, Plapp on road bike, Yates flying

AJMAN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 22 Luke Plapp of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 4th UAE Tour 2022 Stage 3 a 9km Individual Time Trial stage from Ajman to Ajman ITT UAETour WorldTour on February 22 2022 in Ajman United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Luke Plapp had to ride the TT on a road bike (Image credit: Getty Images)

There were mixed fortunes for Ineos Grenadiers on stage 3 of the UAE Tour time trial, with a couple of disappointments but also cause for celebration and optimism. 

In World Champion Filippo Ganna, the British team had the big favourite for the 9km individual time trial in Ajman, but the Italian was beaten into second place by Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-EasyPost). 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.