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UAE Tour: Mathieu van der Poel wins stage 1

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Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) wins stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Mathieu van der Poel won stage 1 at the UAE Tour

Mathieu van der Poel won stage 1 at the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Here comes Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)

Here comes Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Arrival Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Celebration Michael Morkov of Denmark and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Elia Viviani of Italy and Team Cofidis David Dekker of The Netherlands and Team JumboVisma Emils Liepins of Latvia and Team TrekSegafredo during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) out-sprinted David Dekker (Jumbo-Visma) and Michael Morkov (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Joao Almeida of Portugal and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

João Almeida finished ninth on stage 1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Ineos Grenediers started the attacks early on the stage

Ineos Grenadiers on the front on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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Tadej Pogacar made the front echelon on stage 1 of the UAE Tour

UAE Team Emirates riding in their home race (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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The desert winds at the UAE Tour blew sand across the road

The peloton ride through the sand on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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Elbows were out at the UAE Tour

Echelons formed early on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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Movistar tried to chase the echelon to help Alejandro Valverde

Movistar get to work on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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Movistar missed the echelon at the UAE Tour

Movistar at the front of one of the echelons on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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The wind blew on stage 1 of the UAE Tour

The peloton split early on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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Chris Froome on the podium at the UAE Tour

Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Bettini Images)
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Mathieu van der Poel made his 2021 road racing debut at the UAE Tour

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin Fenix) making his road debut in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Elia Viviani is back racing at the UAE Tour

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Chris Froome made his debut with Israel Start-Up Nation at the UAE Tour

Chris Froome in his new team colours at the start of 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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It was hard at the back at the UAE Tour

The peloton split early on stage due to cross-winds (Image credit: Getty Images)
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It was hard at the back at the UAE Tour

Riders struggle to remain in contention at the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The wind blew hard on stage 1 of the UAE Tour

The long flat roads and cross winds played havoc with the peloton on stage 1 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emiriates (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The wind blew hard at the UAE Tour

Stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

The bunch was blown to pieces by cross winds on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Crosswinds and long flat roads meant the peloton split on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

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UAE Tour stage 1

Riders from several teams try and keep out of the gutter during exciting echelon racing in the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

David Dekker (Jumbo Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

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UAE Tour stage 1

Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin Fenix (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Trouble for Ineos Grenadiers on stage 1 of the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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UAE Tour stage 1

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Nelson Powless (EF Education-Nippo) was in the attack

Neilson Powless of EF Education-Nippo (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Mattia Cattaneo went solo at the UAE Tour

Mattia Cattaneo of Deceuninck-QuickStep (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Podium Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Celebration during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa Trophy Mask Covid Safety Measures UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Stage 1 winner Mathieu van der Poel arrives on the podium (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Podium Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Celebration during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa Trophy Mask Covid Safety Measures UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Stage 1 winner Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) accepts trophy (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Podium Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Red Leader Jersey Celebration during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa Trophy Mask Covid Safety Measures UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Stage 1 winner Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Podium Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Green Points Jersey Celebration during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa Trophy Mask Social distancing Covid Safety Measures UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Stage 1 winner Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in points jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Podium David Dekker of The Netherlands and Team JumboVisma Best White Young Rider Jersey Celebration during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa Trophy Mask Covid Safety Measures UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

David Dekker of Jumbo-Visma receives best young rider jersey after stage 1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 21 Podium Joao Almeida of Portugal and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Black Intermediate Sprint Jersey Celebration during the 3rd UAE Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 176km stage from Al Dhafra Castle to Al Mirfa Mask Covid Safety Measures UAETour on February 21 2021 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

João Almeida of Deceuninck-QuickStep receives intermediate sprint jersey after stage 1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) won a frantic, wind-affected, echelon-strewn opening stage of the UAE Tour.

The Dutchman out-spinted David Dekker (Jumbo-Visma) and Michael Mørkøv (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in a small, 23-man group that formed as crosswinds wreaked havoc on the race earlier in the stage. 

In the absence of top sprinters Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), who had all been distanced earlier in the crosswinds, Van der Poel’s sprint was quick enough to claim his first win of the road season only three weeks after he won the cyclo-cross World Championships.

In the GC battle, João Almeida (Deceuninc-QuickStep), Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) emerged as early favourites after all of their major rivals were dumped out of overall contention in the wind. 

After eventually sitting up after a desperate chase in the wind, all the chasers, who had been separated into various smaller groups during the day, ultimately finished together in a large group eight and a half minutes down. Chris Froome was also in this group on his debut with Israel Start-Up Nation.

That brought an early end to the GC ambitions of several pre-race favourites, including: Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Sergio Higuita (EF Education-Nippo), Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), Wout Poels (Bahrain-Victorious), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Victorious), and the Ineos Grenadiers duo Ivan Sosa and Daniel Martinez.

“Today was very windy and a very hard race”, explained Van der Poel at the finish, reflecting on a tough return to World Tour racing.

“After the intermediate sprint a big group went away, and I was able to catch them. It was a really hard race...I know that I can finish it off in the sprint, but I didn’t expect it at all. It’s really nice to begin the road season with a win.”

Despite having made the split, Van der Poel was not favourite to win the sprint, with Elia Viviani (Cofidis) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) also present in the lead group.

But both those sprinters, who endured such difficult seasons last year, continued to struggle to find their best legs, and Van der Poel was clearly the strongest after a tiring day in the saddle.

“When the race is really hard, my sprint gets better and better,” van der Poel explained.

“I knew that I had to be in a good position and start sprinting when I thought it was the right moment. [His teammate] Gianni Meersman did an amazing job to catch the guy who was away [Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Mattia Cattaneo, who tried a solo attack 6km from the finish], and I’m really happy to begin this way.”

It was a particularly impressive transition back to road racing for Van der Poel.

“ I didn’t really expect this. I took some rest, and then I trained one week with the team, and then I came here. I think this is cyclo-cross shape in the desert!”

How it unfolded

Following the Covid-related cancellation of the Tour Down Under, the 2021 World Tour finally got underway with the opening stage of the third UAE Tour, taking the riders from Al Dhafra Castle to the small village of Al Mirfa on the northern coast. 

In terms of terrain, the stage promised to be a relatively straightforward transition back into top level racing, thanks to a pan flat parcours without a single category climb. But, as is often the case in the remote desert landscapes of this country, strong winds on the exposed roads made for a frantic day of racing right from the outset.

Ineos Grenadiers caused the first split in the early crosswinds, catching out multiple overall contenders including Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Sergio Higuita (EF Education-Nippo). An intense pursuit followed, and the groups eventually came back together following a change in direction.

The action was far from finished, however. After a brief period of downtime when the remaining chasers were able to bridge back up, Deceuninck-QuickStep moved to the front ahead of the day’s first intermediate sprint, 112km from the finish. As well as leading out their GC leader Joao Almeida for three bonus seconds, they caused new splits, with four sizable groups strewn out across the road in picturesque echelon formations.

While the chasing groups behind periodically expanded and split up, as groups joined together and tired riders dropped back, a leading group of 26 remained constant.

This group extended its lead over the main chasing group to around 1:20, and, despite the efforts of teams like Bora-Hansgrohe (working for their sprinter Pascal Ackermann), it remained more or less the same time.

The chase appeared to be lost as the riders reached the finishing circuit. As Almeida outsprinted Pogacar to again take the bonus seconds on the day’s second intermediate sprint at 38km to the finish, the gap to the chasers had suddenly grown to over two minutes, with the riders then throwing in the towel.

That left the leading group (now reduced to 23 after a few tired domestiques had dropped back) to contest the stage, and they maintained a relatively steady pace as the finish approached. 

Having been protagonists throughout the day, Deceuninck-QuickStep sought to capitalise on their numerical advantage in the final 10km with a series of attacks. 

After a couple of short-lived attempts from Fausto Masnada and then another rider, Mattia Cattaneo opened up a dangerous lead after he made a move 6km from the line.

He got a gap and went deep however he was brought back when Fernando Gaviria decided not to wait for the sprint and jumped out of the group. The Colombian made it up to Cattaneo’s wheel but the pair were subsequently brought back by the group in the final kilometre, setting up a sprint finish.

Viviani opened the sprint after Arcgbol’s lead out but faded as the line approached as Van der Poel, Dekker, Morkov and Emil Liepins (Trek-Segafredo) passed him to finish first, second, third and fourth respectively.

The few riders remaining in overall contention will now fight for every second in Monday’s 13km individual time trial at Al Hudayriat Island before the stage 3 finish on the Jebel Hafeet mountain finish. Van der Poel is likely to keep the leader’s red jersey with Pogacar, Yates and Almeida expected to go on to fight for overall victory during the week. 

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 3:45:47
2David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
3Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
4Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
5Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
6Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
7Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
8Chris Harper (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:03
9João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep
10Fausto Masnada (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
11Shane Archbold (NZl) Deceuninck-QuickStep
12Adam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
13Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates
14Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:06
15Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates
16Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo
17Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
18Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:20
19Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:27
20Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Cofidis 0:00:38
21Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:55
22Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis 0:01:02
23Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
24Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:08:29
25Nathan Haas (Aus) Cofidis
26Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis
27Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team DSM
29Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
30Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
31Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
32Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
33Harry Tanfield (GBr) Team Qhubeka Assos
34Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
35Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
36Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team
37Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
38Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Qhubeka Assos
39Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
40Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
41Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
42Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Movistar Team
43Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
44Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
45Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
46Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cofidis
47Attilio Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
48Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroën Team
49Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
50Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
51Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team
52Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM
53Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
54Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team
55Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
56Davide Villella (Ita) Movistar Team
57James Whelan (Aus) EF Education-Nippo
58Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
59Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo
60Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
61Riccardo Minali (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
62Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
63Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
64Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
65Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroën Team
66Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Team BikeExchange
67Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
68Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
69André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
70Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
71Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
72Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
73Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
74Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange
75Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
76Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
77Brandon Rivera Vargas (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
78Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
79Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
80Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
81Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
82Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
83François Bidard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
84Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
85Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
86Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education-Nippo
87Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
88Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
89Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
90Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
91Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
92William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
93Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
94Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
95Wesley Kreder (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
96Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
97Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
98Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange
99Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
100Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
101Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
102Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
103Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
104Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
105Andrey Amador (CRc) Ineos Grenadiers
106Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
107Jos van Emden (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
108Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
109Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
110Florian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
111Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
112Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
113Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM
114Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
115Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
116Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
117Roy Jans (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
118Michael Hepburn (Aus) Team BikeExchange
119Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
120Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM
121Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
122Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
123Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
124Jack Bauer (NZl) Team BikeExchange
125Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious
126Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
127Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-QuickStep
128Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroën Team
129Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
130Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM
131Kevin Colleoni (Ita) Team BikeExchange
132Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Start-up Nation
133Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
134Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
135Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe
136Harrison Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal
137Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
138Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange
139Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:15:46

Sprint 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 8
2Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 5
3Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3
4Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1

Sprint 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 8
2Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 5
3Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3
4Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Deceuninck-QuickStep 11:17:27
2UAE Team Emirates 0:00:03
3Trek-Segarfedo 0:00:27
4Cofidis 0:01:34
5Jumbo-Visma 0:08:26
6Alpecin-Fenix 0:08:29
7Groupama-FDJ 0:16:52
8Bahrain Victorious
9Ineos Grenadiers 0:16:55
10EF Education-Nippo 0:16:58
11Team Qhubeka Assos 0:25:21
12Movistar Team
13Bora-Hansgrohe
14Team DSM
15AG2R Citroën Team
16Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
17Israel Start-up Nation
18Lotto Soudal
19Astana-Premier Tech
20Team BikeExchange

General classification after stage 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 3:45:37
2David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:04
3Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:06
4João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:07
5Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:08
6Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:10
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
8Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
9Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
10Chris Harper (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:13
11Fausto Masnada (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
12Shane Archbold (NZl) Deceuninck-QuickStep
13Adam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
14Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates
15Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:16
16Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates
17Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo
18Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
19Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:28
20Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:37
21Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Cofidis 0:00:48
22Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:05
23Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis 0:01:12
24Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:08:37
25Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:08:39
26Nathan Haas (Aus) Cofidis
27Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis
28Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
29Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team DSM
30Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
31Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
32Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
33Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
34Harry Tanfield (GBr) Team Qhubeka Assos
35Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
36Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
37Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team
38Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
39Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Qhubeka Assos
40Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
41Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
42Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
43Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Movistar Team
44Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
45Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
46Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
47Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cofidis
48Attilio Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
49Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroën Team
50Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
51Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
52Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team
53Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM
54Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
55Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team
56Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
57Davide Villella (Ita) Movistar Team
58James Whelan (Aus) EF Education-Nippo
59Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
60Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo
61Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
62Riccardo Minali (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
63Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
64Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
65Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
66Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroën Team
67Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Team BikeExchange
68Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
69Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
70André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
71Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
72Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
73Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
74Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
75Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange
76Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
77Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
78Brandon Rivera Vargas (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
79Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
80Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
81Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
82Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
83Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
84François Bidard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
85Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
86Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
87Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education-Nippo
88Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
89Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
90Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
91Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
92William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
93Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
94Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
95Wesley Kreder (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
96Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
97Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
98Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange
99Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
100Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
101Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
102Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
103Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
104Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
105Andrey Amador (CRc) Ineos Grenadiers
106Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
107Jos van Emden (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
108Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
109Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
110Florian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
111Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
112Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
113Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM
114Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
115Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
116Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
117Roy Jans (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
118Michael Hepburn (Aus) Team BikeExchange
119Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
120Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM
121Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
122Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
123Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
124Jack Bauer (NZl) Team BikeExchange
125Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious
126Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
127Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-QuickStep
128Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroën Team
129Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
130Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM
131Kevin Colleoni (Ita) Team BikeExchange
132Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Start-up Nation
133Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
134Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
135Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe
136Harrison Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal
137Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
138Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange
139Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:15:56

Sprint classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 16
2Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 6
3Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 5
4Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 5
5Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2

Young rider classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 3:45:41
2João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:03
3Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:04
4Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:12
5Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo
6Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:01
7Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:08:33
8Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis 0:08:35
9Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
10Attilio Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
11Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team
12Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM
13James Whelan (Aus) EF Education-Nippo
14Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
15Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroën Team
16Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
17Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
18Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
19Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
20Brandon Rivera Vargas (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
21Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
22Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
23Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
24Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
25Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
26Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
27Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
28Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
29Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
30Florian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
31Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
32Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
33Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious
34Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
35Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM
36Kevin Colleoni (Ita) Team BikeExchange
37Harrison Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal
38Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange
39Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:15:52

Teams classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Deceuninck-QuickStep 11:17:27
2UAE Team Emirates 0:00:03
3Trek-Segafredo 0:00:27
4Cofidis 0:01:34
5Jumbo-Visma 0:08:26
6Alpecin-Fenix 0:08:29
7Groupama - FDJ 0:16:52
8Bahrain Victorious
9Ineos Grenadiers 0:16:55
10EF Education-Nippo 0:16:58
11Team Qhubeka Assos 0:25:21
12Movistar Team
13Bora-Hansgrohe
14Team DSM
15AG2R Citroën Team
16Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
17Israel Start-up Nation
18Lotto Soudal
19Astana-Premier Tech
20Team BikeExchange

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