Freddy Ovett claims stage 1 of Zwift Tour for All

Chris Froome was one of the Team Ineos riders who took part in a mass-participation eRide on Zwift before going on to take sixth place in his team’s first Zwift eRace
(Image credit: Zwift / Team Ineos)

Freddy Ovett (Israel Start-Up Nation) took victory on the opening stage of the Zwift Tour for All, edging out Emmanuel Morin (Cofidis) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in a sprint finish for the line in virtual Innsbruck.

The finish came down to a bunch sprint from a small group who had stuck together for much of the race, with nine men battling it out for victory in the closing metres.

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Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Israel Start-Up Nation 88
2EF Pro Cycling 68
3NTT Pro Cycling 63
4Alpecin-Fenix 62
5Cofidis 38
6Rally Cycling 34
7Bahrain McLaren 25
8Mitchelton-Scott 20
9CCC Team 12
10Groupama-FDJ 5
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Points
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Gibbons (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 43
2Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Pro Cycling 27
3Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 27
4Freddy Ovett (Aus) Israel Start-Up Nation 27
5Emmanuel Morin (Fra) Cofidis 25
6Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain McLaren 25
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 24
8Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Rally Cycling 23
9Alexandar Richardson (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix 21
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Pro Cycling 21
11Julius Van den Berg (Ned) EF Pro Cycling 20
12Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation 20
13Rasmus Tiller (Nor) NTT Pro Cycling 18
14Alexander Cataford (Can) Israel Start-Up Nation 14
15Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 14
16John Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling 11
17Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 10
18Alexander Konychev (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 9
19Michal Paluta (Pol) CCC Team 8
20Damien Touze (Fra) Cofidis 7
21Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis 6
22Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 5
23Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Team 4
24Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Den) Israel Start-Up Nation 3
25Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 2
26Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 1
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Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Freddy Ovett (Aus) Israel Start-Up Nation
2Emmanuel Morin (Fra) Cofidis
3Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
4Ryan Gibbons (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling
5Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Rally Cycling
6Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Pro Cycling
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation
8Alexandar Richardson (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
9Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain McLaren
10Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Pro Cycling
11Julius Van den Berg (Ned) EF Pro Cycling
12Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation
13Alexander Cataford (Can) Israel Start-Up Nation
14Rasmus Tiller (Nor) NTT Pro Cycling
15John Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling
16Dries De Bondt (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
17Alexander Konychev (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott
18Michal Paluta (Pol) CCC Team
19Damien Touze (Fra) Cofidis
20Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis
21Léo Vincent (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
22Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Team
23Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Den) Israel Start-Up Nation
24Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling
25Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
26Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) NTT Pro Cycling
27Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain McLaren
28Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis
29Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team
30Michael Carbel (Den) NTT Pro Cycling
31Roy Jans (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
32Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain McLaren
33Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
34Joseph Rosskopf (USA) CCC Team
35Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) EF Pro Cycling
36Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis
37Szymon Sajnok (Pol) CCC Team

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