UAE TTT: Jumbo-Visma take first ever stage at new WorldTour race

Jumbo-Visma beat Team Sunweb and Bahrain-Merida into first on the fast windswept 16-kilometer team time trial, Sunday. Primoz Roglic was first across the line and so took the race’s red leader’s jersey.

“It was a fast team time trial and it went very well,” said Roglic. “It’s nice to have the leader’s jersey and we certainly have ambitions to win this race. There are still some tough stages coming up, so we take it day by day. But we have an excellent start.”

Riders started their day in downtown Abu Dhabi where they rode warmup laps on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the country’s Formula 1 track. Riders then transferred across the city to Al Hudayriat island. The man-made island opened in 2018 and is designed specifically for recreation and endurance sports. The island is crisscrossed by tracks made specifically for cycling and running. It also features a long swimming beach.

The offshore winds shifted several times during the time trial event, which kicked off at 2 p.m. with Russian team Gazprom speeding out onto the track.

Bahrain-Merida set the pace early on, driven by world champion time trialist Rohan Dennis, however the strength in depth of Jumbo-Visma’s team, with powerhouses such as Roglic, Tony Martin and Jos Van Emden, allowed them to set a time of 16:49; a blistering 57km/h.

The Dutch team was the 11th of 20 teams to start, and spent much of the day in the hot seat.

Sunweb were the penultimate team to start, and looked ready to dethrone the Dutch squad. However the team faded in the final half and finished second, seven seconds back, leaving Tom Dumoulin in a good position to battle for GC.

“At the end we were missing out on a little bit of firepower,” Dumoulin said. “I think we can be happy with a young group of guys here.”

Bahrain-Merida finished third, nine seconds back. They will be fighting for Vicenzo Nibali in the overall.

Monday will see the new race’s first road stage, a flat race to Abu Dhabi Marina, which will see the sprinters come to the fore.

UAE Tour Team Time Trial Results

Rank Name Team Time
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 16:49
2 Team Sunweb 0:07
3 Bahrain Merida 0:09
4 Team Sky 0:14
5 Movistar Team 0:18
6 CCC Team 0:24
7 Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:26
8 EF Education First ,,
9 BORA – hansgrohe 0:28
10 Team Dimension Data ,,
11 Groupama – FDJ 0:29
12 Mitchelton-Scott 0:32
13 UAE-Team Emirates 0:36
14 Trek – Segafredo 0:43
15 Astana Pro Team ,,
16 Lotto Soudal 0:45
17 Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
18 AG2R La Mondiale 0:54
19 Gazprom-RusVelo 0:57
20 Team Novo Nordisk 1:46
Rank Name Team Time
1 ROGLIČ Primož Team Jumbo-Visma 16:49
2 DE PLUS Laurens Team Jumbo-Visma ,,
3 VAN EMDEN Jos Team Jumbo-Visma ,,
4 BOUWMAN Koen Team Jumbo-Visma ,,
5 WALSCHEID Max Team Sunweb 0:07
6 HAGA Chad Team Sunweb ,,
7 DUMOULIN Tom Team Sunweb ,,
8 KELDERMAN Wilco Team Sunweb ,,
9 ARNDT Nikias Team Sunweb ,,
10 DENNIS Rohan Bahrain Merida 0:08
11 CARUSO Damiano Bahrain Merida ,,
12 NIBALI Vincenzo Bahrain Merida ,,
13 TRATNIK Jan Bahrain Merida ,,
14 KWIATKOWSKI Michał Team Sky 0:14
15 HALVORSEN Kristoffer Team Sky ,,
16 PUCCIO Salvatore Team Sky ,,
17 SIVAKOV Pavel Team Sky ,,
18 MOSCON Gianni Team Sky ,,
19 ELISSONDE Kenny Team Sky ,,
20 SÜTTERLIN Jasha Movistar Team 0:18
21 MAS Lluís Movistar Team ,,
22 VALVERDE Alejandro Movistar Team ,,
23 AMADOR Andrey Movistar Team ,,
24 OLIVEIRA Nelson Movistar Team ,,
25 POWER Robert Team Sunweb 0:24
26 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team ,,
27 BEVIN Patrick CCC Team ,,
28 OWSIAN Łukasz CCC Team ,,
29 DE LA PARTE Víctor CCC Team ,,
30 DE MARCHI Alessandro CCC Team ,,
31 EVENEPOEL Remco Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:26
32 MØRKØV Michael Deceuninck – Quick Step ,,
33 SABATINI Fabio Deceuninck – Quick Step ,,
34 VIVIANI Elia Deceuninck – Quick Step ,,
35 KNOX James Deceuninck – Quick Step ,,
36 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck – Quick Step ,,
37 VAN GARDEREN Tejay EF Education First ,,
38 MODOLO Sacha EF Education First ,,
39 CLARKE Simon EF Education First ,,
40 MCLAY Daniel EF Education First ,,
41 VAN DEN BERG Julius EF Education First ,,
42 SCHACHMANN Maximilian BORA – hansgrohe 0:29
43 FORMOLO Davide BORA – hansgrohe ,,
44 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA – hansgrohe ,,
45 PFINGSTEN Christoph BORA – hansgrohe ,,
46 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt Team Dimension Data ,,
47 GHEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel Team Dimension Data ,,
48 THOMSON Jay Robert Team Dimension Data ,,
49 MEINTJES Louis Team Dimension Data ,,
50 CAVENDISH Mark Team Dimension Data ,,
51 GAUDU David Groupama – FDJ ,,
52 SARREAU Marc Groupama – FDJ ,,
53 SCOTSON Miles Groupama – FDJ ,,
54 ROUX Anthony Groupama – FDJ ,,
55 REICHENBACH Sébastien Groupama – FDJ ,,
56 KENNAUGH Peter BORA – hansgrohe 0:32
57 GRMAY Tsgabu Mitchelton-Scott ,,
58 MEZGEC Luka Mitchelton-Scott ,,
59 BOOKWALTER Brent Mitchelton-Scott ,,
60 ALBASINI Michael Mitchelton-Scott ,,
61 HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:33
62 GAVIRIA Fernando UAE-Team Emirates 0:36
63 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates ,,
64 MARTIN Dan UAE-Team Emirates ,,
65 COSTA Rui UAE-Team Emirates ,,
66 SCOTSON Callum Mitchelton-Scott 0:41
67 PORTE Richie Trek – Segafredo 0:43
68 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek – Segafredo ,,
69 MOSCHETTI Matteo Trek – Segafredo ,,
70 IRIZAR Markel Trek – Segafredo ,,
71 CLARKE Will Trek – Segafredo ,,
72 EG Niklas Trek – Segafredo ,,
73 SIEBERG Marcel Bahrain Merida ,,
74 HAUSSLER Heinrich Bahrain Merida ,,
75 HIRT Jan Astana Pro Team 0:44
76 FOMINYKH Daniil Astana Pro Team ,,
77 IZAGIRRE Gorka Astana Pro Team ,,
78 VILLELLA Davide Astana Pro Team ,,
79 FRAILE Omar Astana Pro Team ,,
80 EWAN Caleb Lotto Soudal 0:45
81 LAMBRECHT Bjorg Lotto Soudal ,,
82 KLUGE Roger Lotto Soudal ,,
83 MONFORT Maxime Lotto Soudal ,,
84 DOWSETT Alex Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
85 ZAKARIN Ilnur Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
86 KITTEL Marcel Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
87 HALLER Marco Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
88 NAVARRO Daniel Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
89 BOARO Manuele Astana Pro Team 0:48
90 HANSEN Adam Lotto Soudal 0:49
91 BENNETT Sean EF Education First 0:53
92 PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien AG2R La Mondiale 0:54
93 DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R La Mondiale ,,
94 BOUCHARD Geoffrey AG2R La Mondiale ,,
95 GALLOPIN Tony AG2R La Mondiale ,,
96 BOL Cees Team Sunweb 0:57
97 BOEV Igor Gazprom-RusVelo ,,
98 ARSLANOV Ildar Gazprom-RusVelo ,,
99 PORSEV Alexander Gazprom-RusVelo ,,
100 NYCH Artem Gazprom-RusVelo ,,
101 SHILOV Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo ,,
102 EISEL Bernhard Team Dimension Data 0:58
103 GRUZDEV Dmitriy Astana Pro Team ,,
104 JAUREGUI Quentin AG2R La Mondiale 1:07
105 LEEZER Tom Team Jumbo-Visma 1:10
106 REIJNEN Kiel Trek – Segafredo 1:12
107 BAUHAUS Phil Bahrain Merida 1:13
108 FERNÁNDEZ Rubén Movistar Team 1:16
109 WHELAN James EF Education First 1:17
110 KRISTOFF Alexander UAE-Team Emirates 1:19
111 KURIANOV Stepan Gazprom-RusVelo 1:27
112 GOŁAŚ Michał Team Sky 1:29
113 LAENGEN Vegard Stake UAE-Team Emirates 1:32
114 KREUZIGER Roman Team Dimension Data 1:39
115 PERON Andrea Team Novo Nordisk 1:46
116 CALABRIA Fabio Team Novo Nordisk ,,
117 IRVINE Declan Team Novo Nordisk ,,
118 PLANET Charles Team Novo Nordisk ,,
119 KUSZTOR Péter Team Novo Nordisk ,,
120 BRAND Sam Team Novo Nordisk ,,
121 ARMÉE Sander Lotto Soudal 1:47
122 BLYTHE Adam Lotto Soudal ,,
123 BENNETT Sam BORA – hansgrohe 1:50
124 WARBASSE Larry AG2R La Mondiale 1:54
125 PAUWELS Serge CCC Team 1:55
126 COSNEFROY Benoît AG2R La Mondiale 1:59
127 CASTRILLO Jaime Movistar Team 2:00
128 BEWLEY Sam Mitchelton-Scott 2:05
129 BAUER Jack Mitchelton-Scott 2:06
130 MARTENS Paul Team Jumbo-Visma 2:07
131 MARTIN Tony Team Jumbo-Visma ,,
132 TROIA Oliviero UAE-Team Emirates 2:10
133 DELAGE Mickaël Groupama – FDJ 2:23
134 ARMIRAIL Bruno Groupama – FDJ ,,
135 BAŠKA Erik BORA – hansgrohe 2:43
136 VOROBYEV Anton Gazprom-RusVelo 2:44
137 MARECZKO Jakub CCC Team 3:08
138 BENHAMOUDA Mehdi Team Novo Nordisk 3:18
139 KOCHETKOV Pavel Team Katusha – Alpecin 3:46
140 ZABEL Rick Team Katusha – Alpecin 5:40
Rank Name Time
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 16:49
2 Team Sunweb 0:07
3 Bahrain Merida 0:09
4 Team Sky 0:14
5 Movistar Team 0:18
6 CCC Team 0:24
7 Deceuninck – Quick Step 0:26
8 EF Education First ,,
9 BORA – hansgrohe 0:28
10 Team Dimension Data ,,
11 Groupama – FDJ 0:29
12 Mitchelton-Scott 0:32
13 UAE-Team Emirates 0:36
14 Trek – Segafredo 0:43
15 Astana Pro Team ,,
16 Lotto Soudal 0:45
17 Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
18 AG2R La Mondiale 0:54
19 Gazprom-RusVelo 0:57
20 Team Novo Nordisk 1:46

Roglic takes leader’s jersey with Dumoulin and Nibali within striking distance.

 

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