UAE Tour 2022: Sprint victory Cavendish, Philipsen still leader

Mark Cavendish - UAE Tour 2022: Sprint victory Cavendish, Philipsen still leaderfoto: Cor VosMark Cavendish outsprints Jasper Philipsen and Pascal Ackermann in the 2nd stage of the UAE Tour. Philipsen stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage UAE Tour 2022

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
3. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
4. Olav Kooij (nld) s.t.
5. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
6. Matteo Malucelli (ita) s.t.
7. Emils Liepins (lit) s.t.
8. Tom de Vriendt (bel) s.t.
9. Michael Schwarzmann (ger) s.t.
10. Marijn van den Berg (nld) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Jasper Philipsen (bel)
2. Dmitriy Strakhov (rus) + 0.04
3. Mark Cavendish (gbr) + 0.06
4. Sam Bennett (irl) + 0.10
5. Pascal Ackermann (ger) + 0.12
6. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
7. Alessandro Tonelli (ita) s.t.
8. Michael Kurkle (cze) s.t.
9. Xandres Vervloesem (bel) + 0.14
10. Pavel Kocketkov (rus) s.t.

Race report
Michael Kukrle, Dmitriy Strakhov and Pavel Kochetkov escape early on. The trio widens their lead to 3 minutes, but after the first attempts to create echelons it falls to 1 minute. The gap bounces back to 3 minutes, and the yoyoing continues with every new attempt to split the field in the cross winds.

Strakhov gains the maximum amount of time bonuses in the intermediate sprints.

The three sit up after the second intermediate sprint and they are reeled in with 36 kilometres to go.

The sprint comes down to a Philipsen/Cavendish clash with the Briton taking the spoils. Ackermann finishes in third.

Philipsen keeps the overall race lead ahead of Strakhov, while Cavendish moves up to third.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2022 UAE Tour.

UAE Tour 2022 – stage 2: route, profile, tweets

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