Tom Dumoulin takes round one of UAE Tour GC battle

AJMAN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 22 Tom Dumoulin of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma 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
Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo Visma) in the time trial on stage 3 of the UAE Tour 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) may have taken the third step of the podium in the stage 3 time trial at the UAE Tour on Tuesday but, as it was two specialists in the discipline ahead of him, it is a result that has shuffled him straight to the top of the overall contenders deck.

The Dutch time trial champion now sits fourth on the general classification, with the riders ahead of him being Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-EasyPost) and Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) – the first and second placed riders in the time trial – plus stage 1 sprint winner Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix).

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Simone Giuliani
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Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.