- We did our maximum in this race. We didn't expect too much in this TTT, we know our qualities so from this point of view we did a good race. But, of course, there were other teams who had in their roster stronger specialists in this discipline. So, we are not disappointed, just looking forward to the next stages, - said sports director Dmitri Sedoun.
It was fast parkour, the 16 kilometers of today’s TTT. Around the island of Al Hudayriat, the UAE Tour opened with a team effort. Astana Pro Team finished in 43” seconds behind winners Team Jumbo-Visma. Tomorrow, the race will continue with 184 kilometers from Yas Island to the Abu Dhabi Big Flag. A completely flat stage, a perfect fit for the sprinters in the peloton.
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