Philipsen wins Stage 1 of the UAE Tour and wears the first Red Jersey

20 Feb 2022

Madinat Zayed, 20 February 2022 – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) has won Stage 1, the Al Ain Water Stage, of the fourth edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Sam Bennett (BORA – Hansgrohe) and Elia Viviani (Ineos Grenadiers).
Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) is now the leader of the GC and has been awarded the Red Jersey and the Green Jersey.

1 – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix), 184km in 4h42’34”, average speed 39.070km/h
2 – Sam Bennett (BORA – Hansgrohe) s.t.
3 – Elia Viviani (Ineos Grenadiers) s.t.


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

1 – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix)
2 – Sam Bennett (BORA – Hansgrohe) at 4″
3 – Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom–RusVelo) s.t.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner and Red Jersey Jasper Philipsen said: 
“It was a pretty fast finish and we could see the line from very far away. We managed to make our way to the front and go for the sprint. This morning I was not confident at all and this was the first race of the season for me. It’s a really nice feeling to win against such a big list of top sprinters.”



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