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Viviani Kicks Abu Dhabi Stage 2
PeloPics: Echelons made Stage 2 of the Abu Dhabi Tour a very competitive race with the threat of losing it all for some of the big names in contention, but Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) continued his winning streak after he successfully raced at the Tour Down Under in Australia and claimed two stages and the overall classification of the Dubai Tour. Young guns Danny Van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) rounded out the podium while Viviani succeeded Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) in the Red Jersey.

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The fans were out at the start on Yas Island from the Yas Mall

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
An Abu Dhabi cyclist

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
More palm trees for the peloton

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Echelons formed into the cross-wind

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Nice view

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton took control

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
There is a big port on Yas Island

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Elia Viviani (ITA - QuickStep - Floors) - Danny Van Poppel (NED - Team LottoNL - Jumbo) - Pascal Ackermann (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe)† pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Viviani took the left-hand side of the road as Ackermann sprinted up the middle

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Elia Viviani (ITA - QuickStep - Floors) - Danny Van Poppel (NED - Team LottoNL - Jumbo) - Pascal Ackermann (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe)† pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Elia Viviani - The fastest sprinter at the moment

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Elia VIVIANI (Italy / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Another win for Viviani following on from the TDU and Dubai

Yas Beach - Abu Dhabi - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Elia Viviani (ITA - QuickStep - Floors) pictured during the  Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Yas Island stage Yas Mall - Yas Beach 154 km - 22/02/2018 - foto: LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Stage and overall lead for the Italian

The power data by Velon:



Abu Dhabi Tour stage 2:


Abu Dhabi Tour Stage 2 Result:
1. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors in 3:15:30
2. Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
3. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
4. Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Sky
5. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
6. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb
7. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
8. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
9. Rudy Barbier (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
10. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data.

Abu Dhabi Tour Overall After Stage 2:
1. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors in 8:03:44
2. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
3. Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:04
4. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:06
5. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
6. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar at 0:07
7. Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
8. Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF
9. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data at 0:08
10. José Rojas (Spa) Movistar at 0:09.

 

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