Jumbo-Visma win opening stage team time trial at the UAE Tour

Jumbo-Visma wins UAE Tour 2019 stage 1

Jumbo-Visma took the victory on the first stage of the UAE Tour, a team time trial which they won by seven seconds over Sunweb, with Bahrain-Merida rounding off the podium at nine seconds down. 

Primoz Roglic crossed the line first to take the leader’s jersey.

“It was a very fast time trial and of course we’re very happy to start the season with this performance,” Roglic said. “We came here with strong time trialists.

“We didn’t really decide that I’d cross the line first but I took a strong turn at the end. It’s nice to be in the lead and we want to win the race overall, but there are hard stages to come and we have to take it day by day.”

The second stage of the WorldTour race is expected to conclude in a sprint finish. The 184km stage tomorrow will take the riders from Yas Mall to Abu Dhabi Breakwater.

UAE Tour 2019 – stage 1 results (Al Hudayriat Island – Al Hudayriat Island TTT):

1Jumbo-Visma

16:49

2Team Sunweb

+07”

3Bahrain-Merida

+09”

4Team Sky

+14”

5Movistar

+18”

6CCC

+24”

7Deceuninck-Quick-Step

+26”

8EF Education First

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9Bora-hansgrohe

+28”

10Dimension Data

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UAE Tour 2019 – general classification after stage 1:

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

16:49

2Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)

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3Jos Van Emden (Jumbo-Visma)

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4Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma)

,,

5Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb)

+07”

6Chad Haga (Team Sunweb)

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7Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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8Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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9Nikias Arndt (Team Sunweb)

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10Rohan Dennis (Bahrain-Merida)

+08”

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