Bissegger wins Stage 3 of the UAE Tour and is the new Red Jersey

22 Feb 2022

Ajman, 22 February 2022 – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost) has won Stage 3, the G42 Stage presented by Tissot Stage, of the fourth edition of the UAE Tour (organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council), a 9km ITT in Ajman, ahead of Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) and Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma).

Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost) is the new leader of the GC and has been awarded the Red Jersey.

PROVISIONAL STAGE RESULT
1 – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost), 9km in 9’43”, average speed 55.574km/h
2 – Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) at 7″
3 – Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) at 14″

OFFICIAL JERSEYS

  • Red Jersey, General Classification.
    Sponsor: International Holding Company – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost)
  • Green Jersey, Points Classification.
    Sponsor: Italian Trade Agency (ICE) – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix)
  • White Jersey, Young Rider Classification.
    Sponsor: Nakheel: – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost)
  • Black Jersey, Intermediate Sprint Classification.
    Sponsor: Abu Dhabi Aviation – Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom-Rusvelo)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost)
2 – Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) at 7″
3 – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) at 12″

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Stefan Bissegger said: “I had a really good time trial today. I was pretty confident that I had good power and could do a good time. You never know in time trials how good your opponents are until the end though. I’m happy to race here as I had a rough winter recovering from a broken bone. For the moment I’m the leader in the GC, we’ll see about tomorrow.”

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