Thus, the stage ended with a fast sprint, won by the German rider Pascal Ackermann. The Kazakh champion Alexey Lutsenko was up there in the mix with all the sprinters and finished 18th with the same time as the stage winner.
- We passed this stage quite good and calmly with not much stress. However, the last 10 km were a bit stressful, but that’s normal for a fast stage like today. So, everything is good, I am happy to start here and now we are looking to the next two days with some climbs in the menu, - said Alexey Lutsenko.
Stage 2 of the UAE Tour will be held tomorrow: 168 km from Hatta to Hatta Dam with a short but very steep climb in the final.
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