Abu Dhabi Tour
Stage 1: Madinet Zayed - Stage Details

The fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour began with a solid performance from Mitchelton-SCOTT and 2017 stage winner Caleb Ewan as the Australian national criterium champion took third place on the opening stage and the white jersey for best young rider.

With the first three stages all favouring the sprinters it was no surprise that the breakaway was allowed up the road early on as the peloton rode a steady a tempo over much of the 189kilometres across the wide desert roads.

Mitchelton-SCOTT played their part in the catch as the business end of the stage approached with returning Canadian stalwart Svein Tuft the man leading the chase.

Once back together the race came down to the expected bunch sprint with Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team-Emirates) launching from the wheel of Ewan and managing to hold off the bunch with Ewan taking a close third.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - UAE Team Emirates 04:48:24
2 Andrea Guardini (ITA) - Bardiani CSF
3 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 04:48:24
4 Elia Viviani (ITA) - Quick-Step Floors
5 Daniel McLay (GBR) - EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
6 Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida
7 Michael Bresciani (ITA) - Bardiani CSF
8 Danny van Poppel (NED) - LottoNL-Jumbo
9 Rudy Barbier (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale
10 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 04:48:24
36 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 04:48:24
73 Simon Yates (GBR) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 04:48:24
86 Jack Bauer (NZL) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 04:48:24
123 Svein Tuft (CAN) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 04:48:24
124 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 04:48:24
131 Roger Kluge (GER) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:24