British Mark Cavendish has been crowned the second stage champion of the UAE Tour 2022, the only global race in the Middle East, within the International Cycling Union’s edition of its fourth edition organized by Abu Dhabi. The Sports Council, through seven levels, will continue until February 26th.
Cavendish (age 37), a Belgian quick step rider and former world champion, won the second stage title (stage of the International Holding Company) race in Abu Dhabi yesterday. 4:20 176 km in 45 hours, and Cavendish Belgium’s Jasper Philipsen, ahead of the Phoenix Ryder in the Alps, came in second, winning the first stage at Madinat Saeed in the Al Tafra region. Jumbo-Wisma rider German Pascal Eckerman, United Arab Emirates cyclist and Dutchman Olaf Quick finished fourth.
Jasper Philipsen retained the red, green and white shirts after the second round for the general category leader, points leader and best young rider under 23.
Russia’s Dmitry Strakov wore a black shirt for the second day in a row, designated for the medium speed.
Philips continued his lead in the general category of the tour, finishing second in the second stage, with a total time of 9:03:03, four seconds ahead of Russian Gasprom rider Dmitry Strako. Mark Cavendish rose to third in the general standings. By winning the second round, he was six seconds ahead of Phillips, Ireland’s Sam Bennett, Bora Hansgrohe fell to fourth, Germany’s Pascal Eckermann advanced to fifth, Italy’s, Italy Was 12 seconds behind.
Philipsen lifted his score to 36 points, ahead of Stroko by 4 points. Cavendish was third with 20 points, Sam Bennett 16 points and Pascal Eckerman 13 points.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamad, Vice President of the International Cycling Federation, Mark Cavendish, Head of the Health Department in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Osama Al Shafar, President and Secretary of the Asian Federation, presented the second stage title. General Araf Al Awani of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
“G42 – Ajman” platform today
Today, the “G42 – Ajman” stage takes place in a race against the clock for a distance of nine km, which is a speed level across the roads of Ajman in which every cyclist strives to reach the fastest time within a certain distance.
சாம்ப Tour champion Mark Cavendish: “I was convinced I would win here in Abu Dhabi, and even though a third of the team made their debut as racing professionals on the World Tour, they drove very professionally and played better. The sense of teamwork and the trick that contributed to my success in the second phase.
தலைவர் Tour leader Jasper Phillipsen: “I lost momentum, I was too far in the last kilometer, but I pushed as hard as I could to get to the finish line. “
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