Fully German podium with Kittel and Ackermann ahead of race leader Viviani.
Tomorrow’s ITT stage starting order attached.
Abu Dhabi (Al Marina), 23 February 2018 – Phil Bauhaus claimed Team Sunweb’s first win of the 2018 season as a build up for further successes as he outsprinted two of his German compatriots, Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe). Fourth on the line, Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) retained the red jersey ahead of the Individual Time Trial in which another Team Sunweb rider, ITT World Champion Tom Dumoulin, is expected to shine.
Tomorrow, the first rider to start will be Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk) at 13:15. The last rider to start will be the Red Jersey, Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), at 15:30. Starting order can be downloaded here.
1 – Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb) 133km in 3h02’55”, average speed 43.626km/h
2 – Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) s.t.
3 – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
4 – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) s.t.
5 – Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton – Scott ) s.t.
1 – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
2 – Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) at 3″
3 – Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb) at 3″
The Red Jersey, sponsored by the Al Maryah Island (General individual classification by time) – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
The Green Jersey, sponsored by Emirates Post (General individual classification by points) – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), will be worn by Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)
The White Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports Channel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1993) – Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb)
The Black Jersey, sponsored by Etihad Airways (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Nikolay Trusov (Gazprom – Rusvelo)
Stage 3 Results
Stage 3 Photo Gallery
Stage 4 Starting Order
Abu Dhabi Tour Roadbook
Abu Dhabi Tour route details
Stage 3 winner Phil Bauhaus said in the press conference: “I wasn’t sure that I’d won when I crossed the line. It was really close, especially with Marcel Kittel coming very fast from behind. I was super happy when I was told I won. I came in good position behind Elia Viviani in the last corner and I could start my sprint from his back wheel. I’m very proud to take the win against those big names. Every win is important. This one is different from last year’s at the Dauphiné. It’s early in the season. It’s also the first win for our team. We’ll build our confidence up on the win I got today.”