Virtual Tour de France: Ryan Gibbons wins stage 1

Stage 1 winner Ryan Gibbons (Image credit: Zwift)

Ryan Gibbons (NTT Pro Cycling) won the first-ever men's stage at the Virtual Tour de France on Saturday. The South African champion made use of a late power-up and the help of teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen to take a comprehensive win ahead of Pier-Andre Cote (Rally Cycling) and Nick Schultz (Mitchelton-Scott).

Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel finished fourth in a race that mirrored the action from the earlier women's race. The NTT team was present in most of the moves that took place with Boasson Hagen a constant avatar at the front of the race. 

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Gibbons (SAf) NTT Pro Cycling 0:45:17
2Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Rally Cycling
3Nico Schulz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:01
4Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
5Freddy Ovett (GBr) Israel Start-Up Nation
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) NTT Pro Cycling
7Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling
8Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal
9Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team
10Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Ineos 0:00:02
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General classification after stage 1
1NTT Pro CyclingRow 0 - Cell 2
2Rally Cycling
3Alpecin-FenixRow 2 - Cell 2
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1Mitchelton-ScottRow 0 - Cell 2
2NTT Pro Cycling
3CCC TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
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1Alpecin-FenixRow 0 - Cell 2
2Bahrain McLaren
3NTT Pro CyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
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1Rally CyclingRow 0 - Cell 2
3Lotto SoudalRow 2 - Cell 2

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