Ackermann holds off Ewan to win first stage of UAE Tour

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) held off Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) to clinch victory on opening stage of the UAE Tour.

It was Mitchelton-Scott who led the sprint onto the final straight, attempting to set things up for Luka Mezgec. But it wasn’t enough.

With Ewan and Rudy Barbier starting to pick up their pace, Ackermann powered further ahead of his rivals to clinch his second win of the year after victory at the Clasica de Almeria last week.

I’m super happy with this victory because almost all the top sprinters are here and I wasn’t sure if my shape was good enough to beat them all,” Ackermann said soon after the finish.

“Now I know that my shape is good and we can take it easy the next few days and have a look at what goes on during the week.

UAE Tour 2020 – stage 1 results (The Pointe – Dubai Silicon Oasis):

1Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)

3:29:19

2Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)

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3Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation)

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4Dylan Groenwegen (Jumbo-Visma)

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5Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)

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6Alberto Dainese (Team Sunweb)

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7Jakub Mareczko (CCC)

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8Max Walscheid (NTT)

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9Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)

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10Andrea Vendrame (AG2R La Mondiale)

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UAE Tour 2020 – general classification after stage 1:

1Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)

3:29:09

2Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)

+04”

3Veljko Stojnic (Vini Zabu-KTM)

+05”

4Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation)

+06”

5Leonardo Tortomasi (Vini Zabu-KTM)

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6Nikolay Cherkasov (Gazprom-RusVelo)

+07”

7Dylan Groenwegen (Jumbo-Visma)

+10”

8Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)

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9Alberto Dainese (Team Sunweb)

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10Jakub Mareczko (CCC)

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