2020 UAE Tour Stage 1 Winner: Pascal Ackermann
German sprinter Pascal Ackermann has won the 2020 UAE Tour Stage 1, the Dubai Silicon Oasis Stage (DSO 148 km), in its second edition, ahead of Caleb Ewan and Rudy Barbier. Pascal Ackermann is the leader of the General Classification and was awarded the Red Jersey and the Green Jersey.
- Pascal Ackermann, 148km in 3h29’19”, average speed 42.423km/h
- Caleb Ewan, s.t.
- Rudy Barbier, s.t.
- The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) – Pascal Ackermann
- The Green Jersey, sponsored by Mubadala (General individual classification by points) – Pascal Ackermann
- The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1995) – Veljko Stojnic
- The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Veljko Stojnic
- Pascal Ackermann
- Caleb Ewan at 4″
- Veljko Stojnic at 5″
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner and Red Jersey holder Pascal Ackermann said:
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.
Now I know that my shape is good and I can take it easy the next few days. It was a hectic sprint in which I was jumping from one guy’s wheel to another one.
I took my chance at the right time.
- Caleb Ewan wins 2020 UAE Tour Stage 2
- Adam Yates wins 2020 UAE Tour Stage 3
- Dylan Groenewegen wins 2020 UAE Tour Stage 4
- Tadej Pogacar wins 2020 UAE Tour Stage 5
About 2020 UAE Tour Stage 1 — Dubai Silicon Oasis
(The Pointe – Dubai Silicon Oasis, 148 km)
A mainly desert stage with some sections in the city of Dubai. After starting from Palm Jumeirah / The Pointe, the route continues towards the Al Qudra area (with its cycle path), followed by a desert section before returning to the town shortly ahead of the finish at DSO. It’s ridden on wide, well-paved roads, with the potential for sand in windy conditions.
The final kilometers are on wide and well-paved asphalt roads interspersed with some large roundabouts. The last 300 m are on straight, 8 m wide asphalt.
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