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Bauhaus Beats The Best In Abu Dhabi!
PeloPics: The German rider Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb) won Stage 3 of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour, from Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi (Al Marina - 133km), in a bunch sprint. Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), fourth on the finish line, retains the lead in the General Classification. On the podium he was rewarded with the race leader's Red Jersey, sponsored by Al Maryah Island, and also the points leader's Green Jersey, sponsored by Emirates Post.

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2nd overall Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) meets his fans at the start of stage 3 from the National Towers

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Another hard season for Adam Hansen

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, stage winner Phil Bauhaus (Sunweb) said: “It's hard to expect a win in such a star-studded field of sprinters but I knew I had a very good team here. I also knew I worked really well at home before coming to Abu Dhabi so my goal was to make the podium once or win a stage. I'm really happy it worked out today. It's a relief for the team to get the first win of the year. I hope it continues like this tomorrow with Tom Dumoulin and Wilco Kelderman in the time trial and the last stage.”

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Smiles all round on another day in the sun

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The view in Abu Dhabi is a little bit different from Flanders at this time of year

Race leader Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), said: “We did a good job again as a team with lead out men Alvaro Hodeg and Fabio Sabatini. We came out of the last corner at the front. But in this Abu Dhabi Tour, the win is always a factor. It was another head wind sprint. Bauhaus had the strength to come from the back. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, we have to accept it. However, I'm happy with my team again today.”

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The break of the day was not going to succeed (again)

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A close sprint

Stage 3 video:


Abu Dhabi Tour Stage 3 Result:
1. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Sunweb in 3:02:55
2. Marcel Kittel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
3. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
4. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
5. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
6. André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
7. Rudy Barbier (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
8. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
9. Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
10. Andrea Guardini (Ita) Bardiani-CSF.

Abu Dhabi Tour Overall After Stage 3:
1. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors in 11:06:36
2. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates at 0:03
3. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Sunweb
4. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:05
5. Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:07
6. Marcel Kittel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
7. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:09
8. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar at 0:10
9. Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
10. Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF.

 


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