Track specialist Torres top Movistar Team performer at fast-paced ITT

22 February 2021
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UAE Tour (st. 2)

Spanish rider leads Blues’ performance in time trial, covered at 55kph by top performers and won by world’s best specialist Filippo Ganna (iNS).

No missed opportunities for the top favourite as World Champion Filippo Ganna (IGD) took a resounding victory at the ITT stage two of the 2021 UAE Tour, held on Monday over a 13km course, on completely flat, warm roads, at the Al Hudayriat Island cycle track.

Albert Torres at the start ramp. (c) Movistar Team

At a parcours fully suited to specialists, with the top contenders well over 55kph average, the Movistar Team had as their best performer no less than a world and European track champion, Albert Torres, whose 14’57” left him 1’01” behind the Italian.

Alejandro Valverde over today’s course. (c) BettiniPhoto

Alejandro Valverde (15’10”), Gregor Mühlberger (15’22”, same time as Héctor Carretero) and their team-mates will aspire on Tuesday to find better opportunities and terrain at the first of two mountain-top finishes in the Emirates, with the 11km long, 5.4% avg. climb of Jebel Hafeet.

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 21 - 27 Feb

UAE Tour UAE

(2nd Stage) Al Hudayriat Island (CRI / ITT) (13 km)
  1. 01 Filippo Ganna Team INEOS 13'56"
  2. 02 Stefan Bissegger EF Education First +14"
  3. 03 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates +21"
  4. 39 Albert Torres Movistar Team +1'01"
  5. 56 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +1'14"
  6. 72 Gregor Mühlberger Movistar Team +1'26"
  7. 74 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team "
  8. 84 Iñigo Elosegui Movistar Team +1'37"
  9. 104 Davide Villella Movistar Team +1'54"
  10. 129 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +2'34"
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  1. 01 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 4h00'05"
  2. 02 Joao Almeida Deceuninck - Quick Step +5"
  3. 03 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck - Quick Step +18"
  4. 52 Albert Torres Movistar Team +9'08"
  5. 65 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +9'21"
  6. 78 Gregor Mühlberger Movistar Team +9'33"
  7. 80 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team "
  8. 89 Iñigo Elosegui Movistar Team +9'44"
  9. 108 Davide Villella Movistar Team +10'01"
  10. 128 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +10'41"
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