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UAE Tour: Sam Bennett wins stage 6

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UAE Tour 2021 - 3th Edition - 6th stage Deira Island - Palm Jumeirah 165 km - 25/02/2021 - Sam Bennett (IRL - Deceuninck - Quick-Step) - Elia Viviani (ITA - Cofidis) - Pascal Ackermann (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) beat Elia Viviani (Cofidis) to the line on Palm Jumeirah (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sam Bennett of Deceuninck Quick Step celebrates on the podium after winning the sixth stage of the UAE Cycling Tour From Dubai Deira Islands to Dubai Palm Jumeriah on February 26 2021 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images

Bennett celebrates his win on the podium (Image credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Image)
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Race leader Tadej Pogacar of Team UAE Emirates celebrates on the podium after the sixth stage of the UAE Cycling Tour From Dubai Deira Islands to Dubai Palm Jumeriah on February 26 2021 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) retains the race lead (Image credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Image)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Scenery photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

The peloton pass the skyscrapers of Dubai (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) during stage 6 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The pack rides during the sixth stage of the UAE Cycling Tour From Dubai Deira Islands to Dubai Palm Jumeriah on February 26 2021 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images

The peloton dwarfed by the Dubai skyscrapers (Image credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Tadej Pogacar SLO UAE Team Emirates photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Race leader Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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A crash in the peloton spelled the end of Florian Stork's race (right) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The pack rides during the sixth stage of the UAE Cycling Tour From Dubai Deira Islands to Dubai Palm Jumeriah on February 26 2021 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images

The break in Dubai on stage 6 (Image credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Deceuninck QuickStep Scenery Dubai photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Deceuninck-QuickStep work in the peloton (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Giacomo Nizzolo ITA Team Qhubeka Assos photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

European champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka Assos) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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David Dekker and his Jumbo-Visma squad in Dubai (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Adam Yates GBR Ineos Grenadiers photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

Adam Yates and his Ineos Grenadiers teammates (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Inigo Elosegui ESP Movistar Team photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

The breakaway, with Movistar's Albert Torres leading the way (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The pack rides during the sixth stage of the UAE Cycling Tour From Dubai Deira Islands to Dubai Palm Jumeriah on February 26 2021 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images

Jumbo-Visma, Bora-Hansgrohe and EF Education-Nippo in the peloton (Image credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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UAE Tour 2021 - 3th Edition - 6th stage Deira Island - Palm Jumeirah 165 km - 25/02/2021 - Thomas De Gendt (BEL - Lotto Soudal) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) did a big job on the front of the peloton on stage 6 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Scenery photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

The peloton out in the desert mid-stage (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ) leads the breakaway (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Echelons out on the roads in desert on stage 6 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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UAE Tour 2021 3rd Edition 6th stage Deira Island Palm Jumeirah 165 km 26022021 Scenery Echelon photo Luca BettiniBettiniPhoto2021

The peloton briefly split in two due to the high winds in the desert (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sam Bennett L of Deceuninck Quick Step team wins the sixth stage of the UAE Cycling Tour From Dubai Deira Islands to Dubai Palm Jumeriah on February 26 2021 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images

The charge for the line (Image credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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UAE Tour 2021 - 3th Edition - 6th stage Deira Island - Palm Jumeirah 165 km - 25/02/2021 - Sam Bennett (IRL - Deceuninck - Quick-Step) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

A thumbs-up for Bennett after his win (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) claimed his second stage victory of the 2021 UAE Tour with a convincing sprint on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah island.

As with his win two days ago, the Irishman profited from the work of his lead-out man Michael Mørkøv, and he put daylight between himself and his rivals in the final 150 metres.

Elia Viviani (Cofidis), who lost his lead-out man Fabio Sabatini to a crash, finished second, with Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) third after a long sprint.

Overall leader Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) finished safely in the peloton to retain the red jersey with one stage remaining.

Despite the peloton briefly splitting in the desert, the pan-flat 165km stage headed quietly towards a bunch sprint, although the windy finish on Palm Jumeirah – accessed via a dark tunnel and composed of curved boulevards – made for a hectic finale.

Ineos Grenadiers led the way to the final kilometres, while BikeExchange led into the final kilometre, but it was Deceuninck-QuickStep – and more specifically Morkov – who got it spot on. Whereas the Dane had guided Bennett into position on stage 4, this time he came through to provide a more traditional lead-out, with Bennett hitting out with just over 150 metres to go.

From there, he made no mistake. David Dekker (Jumbo-Visma) was on his wheel but moved out into the wind and faded, as Viviani sprinted in Bennett’s slipstream to take second place and provide further evidence that he is on his way back to form.

Ackermann started sprinting earlier than any of them, having lost Bennett’s wheel and having had to interrupt his initial effort. He bashed his bars in frustration on the line, his third place impressive but ultimately frustrating.   

"It feels amazing. Again, I wouldn't have done it without my teammates today,” Bennett said.

"I think the more sprints we do together, the better we're getting. It's becoming more second nature. It's just about repeating the same thing and making decisions in the final. We're really getting to know each other and we're pretty much nailing it at the minute.”

How it unfolded

The stage started out with an early breakaway forming with a minimum of fuss, as Tony Gallopin (AG2R Citroën), Alexey Lutsenko, Luis León Sánchez (Astana-Premier Tech), Matthieu Ladagnous, Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ), and Iñigo Elosegui (Movistar) forged clear.

Gallopin made use of the intermediate sprints to take the black jersey off Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), but there was never any real hope of the group staying away. They were kept on a tight leash all day, never gaining more than four minutes over the peloton, where most of the sprinters’ teams chipped in.

There wasn’t much action in the first half of the race, beyond the abandons of Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo) and Florian Stork (Team DSM) – who was 12th overall – due to crashes.

With 72km to go, the race suddenly burst into life as the riders felt the wind coming from the side. A big surge in pace led to a group of around 30 riders being detached from the peloton. After several kilometres, they were 30 seconds in arrears, but things calmed down in the front peloton and they made their way back into the fold.

The flurry of action did, however, bring the gap to the breakaway down to a minute with 50km to go. That steadily diminished to the point where the break was caught with 25km remaining.

At that point Dimitri Gruzdev (Astana) launched a speculative new solo breakaway. He was allowed to dangle out front for around 10km but he was calmly brought to heel as Movistar led the bunch.

With 10km to go, things intensified again, with the tunnel onto the Palm Jumeirah presenting a possible pitfall. Sabatini and Matteo Sobrero (Astana) crashed as the peloton swung across to the other side of the highway to enter it, but the bunch otherwise made it out into the light unscathed.

Ineos were dominating the front at that point, although Deceuninck-QuickStep and the other sprint teams moved up in the final few kilometres. After a U-Turn to take them up to the finish line at the tip of the island, DSM flooded the front, followed by BikeExchange, who managed to hold their position all the way to the flamme rouge. They started to lead out, and Bora-Hansgrohe were also prominent, but it was Morkov and Bennett who got it right and set themselves up for a hattrick on Saturday’s final stage.

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3:32:23
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
3Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
4David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates
6Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
7Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange
8André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
9Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM
10Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
11Riccardo Minali (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
12Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
13Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
14Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
15Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroën Team
16Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
17Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
18João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep
19Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange
20Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
21Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo
22Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates
23Adam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
24Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
25Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates
26Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
27Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo
28Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
29Chris Harper (Aus) Jumbo-Visma
30Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
31Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
32Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious
33Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis
34Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
35Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
36Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
37Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroën Team
38Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Cofidis
39Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
40Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
41Davide Villella (Ita) Movistar Team
42Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
43Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe
44Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
45Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
46Andrey Amador (CRc) Ineos Grenadiers
47Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
48Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation
49Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Qhubeka Assos
50Fausto Masnada (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
51Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
52Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech
53Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
54Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team DSM
55Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
56Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Movistar Team
57Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
58François Bidard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
59Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
60Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis
61Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Team BikeExchange
62Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
63Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos
64Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
65Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
66Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
67Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
68Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
69Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
70Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
71Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
72Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
73Kevin Colleoni (Ita) Team BikeExchange
74Attilio Viviani (Ita) Cofidis
75Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
76Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team
77Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
78William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
79Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ
80Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
81Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team
82Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroën Team
83Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
84Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
85Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
86Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
87Wesley Kreder (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
88Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange
89Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos
90Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
91Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Start-up Nation 0:00:25
92Nathan Haas (Aus) Cofidis 0:00:27
93Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:00:29
94Shane Archbold (NZl) Deceuninck-QuickStep
95Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:00:32
96Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:00:37
97Harrison Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal
98Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:01:07
99Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
100Michael Hepburn (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:01:13
101Jack Bauer (NZl) Team BikeExchange
102Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM 0:01:18
103James Whelan (Aus) EF Education-Nippo
104Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM
105Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM 0:01:42
106Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:24
107Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:27
108Brandon Rivera Vargas (Col) Ineos Grenadiers
109Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
110Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
111Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
112Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
113Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team
114Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
115Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
116Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
117Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal
118Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
119Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
120Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
121Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:02:33
122Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:46
123Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers
124Harry Tanfield (GBr) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:03:04
125Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:06
126Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team
127Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cofidis 0:06:53
DNFAnthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
DNFFlorian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
DNFMatteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo

Points
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-QuickStep 20
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis 16
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 16
4Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 12
5David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 9
6Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates 7
7Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 6
8Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 5
9Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 5
10Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange 4
11André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 3
12Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 3
13Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team 3
14Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM 2
15Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1
16Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 1

Sprint 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 8
2Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 5
3Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team 3
4Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 1

Sprint 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 8
2Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 5
3Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 3
4Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 1

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Deceuninck-QuickStep 10:37:09
2UAE Team Emirates
3EF Education-Nippo
4Jumbo-Visma
5Cofidis
6Israel Start-up Nation
7Lotto Soudal
8Trek-Segafredo
9Team BikeExchange
10Bahrain Victorious
11Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
12AG2R Citroën Team
13Bora-Hansgrohe
14Ineos Grenadiers
15Astana-Premier Tech
16Team Qhubeka Assos
17Movistar Team
18Groupama-FDJ
19Team DSM

General classification after stage 6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 20:41:59
2Adam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:35
3João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:02
4Chris Harper (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:44
5Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:01:46
6Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:37
7Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:39
8Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:03:53
9Ruben Fernandez Andujar (Spa) Cofidis 0:04:13
10Fausto Masnada (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:06:30
11Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:09:47
12Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:10:31
13Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation 0:10:37
14Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:10:45
15Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:10:52
16Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma 0:11:07
17Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:11:15
18Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:11:18
19Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 0:11:27
20Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:11:37
21Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:11:45
22Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates 0:12:05
23Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:12:09
24Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 0:12:34
25Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:13:05
26Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:13:14
27Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:13:26
28Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo 0:13:29
29Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:14:02
30Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis 0:14:06
31Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 0:14:18
32Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious 0:14:31
33Davide Villella (Ita) Movistar Team 0:15:31
34Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
35Koen Bouwman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:15:38
36Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:15:53
37Jan Hirt (Cze) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:16:23
38Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:16:47
39Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 0:17:19
40Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:17:43
41Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:18:55
42Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:18:58
43Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroën Team 0:20:09
44Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:20:17
45Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 0:20:25
46Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Team BikeExchange 0:20:31
47François Bidard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:20:38
48Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM 0:20:53
49Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:21:29
50Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:21:35
51Nathan Haas (Aus) Cofidis 0:21:46
52Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:22:43
53Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:23:15
54Simone Petilli (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:24:27
55Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 0:24:39
56Brandon Rivera Vargas (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:25:53
57Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:26:11
58Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroën Team 0:26:32
59Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:26:53
60Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma 0:28:32
61Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team DSM 0:28:35
62Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:28:37
63Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Movistar Team 0:29:53
64Hector Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team 0:31:49
65Jack Bauer (NZl) Team BikeExchange 0:31:59
66Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R Citroën Team 0:33:28
67Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:33:29
68Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:33:37
69Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:34:35
70Wesley Kreder (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:34:55
71David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:35:18
72Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:35:43
73Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:36:10
74Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:36:15
75Shane Archbold (NZl) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:36:17
76Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis 0:36:19
77Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:37:10
78Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis 0:37:23
79Kevin Colleoni (Ita) Team BikeExchange 0:37:30
80Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:37:47
81Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 0:37:59
82Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:38:03
83André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 0:38:20
84Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:38:25
85James Whelan (Aus) EF Education-Nippo 0:38:47
86Harrison Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:38:50
87Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:39:17
88Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 0:39:21
89Michael Hepburn (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:39:31
90Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:39:37
91Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:39:38
92Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange 0:39:47
93Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team 0:40:45
94Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 0:41:01
95Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:41:54
96Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:42:09
97Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) UAE Team Emirates 0:42:30
98Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:42:38
99Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 0:43:05
100Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:43:23
101Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:43:48
102Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Start-up Nation 0:43:54
103Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:44:15
104William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:45:04
105Riccardo Minali (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:45:09
106Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM 0:45:32
107Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:46:07
108Attilio Viviani (Ita) Cofidis 0:46:15
109Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 0:46:23
110Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:46:27
111Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:46:36
112Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:46:37
113Albert Torres Barcelo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:46:58
114Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:47:16
115Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:47:18
116Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:47:56
117Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 0:48:18
118Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:48:29
119Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM 0:50:30
120Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:50:51
121Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cofidis 0:51:46
122Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Team Qhubeka Assos 0:52:08
123Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM 0:52:21
124Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:54:50
125Andrey Amador (CRc) Ineos Grenadiers 0:58:17
126Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:58:42
127Harry Tanfield (GBr) Team Qhubeka Assos 1:01:16

Points classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 57
2Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 51
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-QuickStep 40
4João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 35
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 33
6Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis 33
7Adam Yates (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 28
8Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 21
9Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 21
10Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 20
11Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 19
12Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 18
13Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 17
14Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 16
15Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 13
16Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 13
17Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 12
18Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates 12
19Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 12
20Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 10
21Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 9
22Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 9
23Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 8
24Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 8
25Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos 8
26Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 7
27Chris Harper (Aus) Jumbo-Visma 5
28Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange 5
29François Bidard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 5
30Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange 5
31Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 5
32Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 5
33Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma 4
34Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Qhubeka Assos 4
35Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 4
36Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 3
37Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious 3
38Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 3
39Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 3
40André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 3
41Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team 3
42Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 3
43Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Start-up Nation 2
44Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 2
45Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 2
46Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 2
47Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM 2
48Fausto Masnada (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1
49Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Start-up Nation 1
50Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates -4
51Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal -4

Sprints classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 33
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 18
3João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 16
4David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 16
5Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 10
6Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 9
7Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 8
8Olivier Le Gac (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 8
9Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 6
10Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 6
11Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 5
12François Bidard (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 5
13Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 5
14Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 5
15Emils Liepins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 4
16Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 3
17Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Team Emirates 3
18Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team 3
19Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 3
20Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 2
21Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis 1
22Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 1

Young riders classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 20:41:59
2João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:02
3Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:01:46
4Mattias Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:37
5Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:09:47
6Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 0:12:34
7Harm Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:13:05
8Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious 0:13:14
9Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:14:02
10Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis 0:14:06
11Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates 0:14:18
12Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 0:17:19
13Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:18:58
14Jaakko Hänninen (Fin) AG2R Citroën Team 0:20:09
15Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:20:17
16Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM 0:20:53
17Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:21:29
18Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech 0:21:35
19Brandon Rivera Vargas (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:25:53
20Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:26:53
21David Dekker (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:35:18
22Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:36:15
23Kevin Colleoni (Ita) Team BikeExchange 0:37:30
24James Whelan (Aus) EF Education-Nippo 0:38:47
25Harrison Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:38:50
26Alexys Brunel (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:39:37
27Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:39:38
28Iñigo Elosegui Momeñe (Spa) Movistar Team 0:40:45
29Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 0:41:01
30Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 0:43:05
31Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM 0:45:32
32Kaden Groves (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:46:07
33Attilio Viviani (Ita) Cofidis 0:46:15
34Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 0:46:23
35Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:47:16

Teams classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates 62:12:17
2Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:05:10
3Jumbo-Visma 0:11:01
4Cofidis 0:16:28
5EF Education-Nippo 0:17:25
6Bahrain Victorious 0:18:59
7Astana-Premier Tech 0:29:11
8Bora-Hansgrohe 0:32:12
9Trek-Segafredo 0:34:17
10Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:34:25
11Ineos Grenadiers 0:35:42
12AG2R Citroën Team 0:38:00
13Groupama-FDJ 0:39:59
14Israel Start-up Nation 0:43:28
15Team DSM 0:44:03
16Movistar Team 0:45:02
17Team BikeExchange 0:54:32
18Lotto Soudal 1:04:52
19Team Qhubeka Assos 1:19:10

As Features Editor, Patrick is responsible for Cyclingnews' long-form and in-depth output. Patrick joined Cyclingnews in 2015 as a staff writer after a work experience stint that included making tea and being sent to the Tour de Langkawi. Prior to that, he studied French and Spanish at university and went on to train as a journalist. Rides his bike to work but more comfortable on a football pitch. 

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