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2014 Dubai Tour Stage 1 Individual Time Trial



Taylor Phinney won the opening individual time trial event in this year’s inaugural Tour of Dubai  –  with an impressive race against the clock.

Phinney averaged 50.29km/h around the 9.9  kilometer course – to set a winning time of 12’03”, with fellow BMC teammate Steve Cummings finishing second.

Meanwhile, World Champion Tony Martin was only able to muster a fourth place finish – following his recovery from surgery during this winter.  

Phinney set an early course benchmark –  completing the course in a time 12’03”.

His teammate Cummings, also set an impressive time of 12’17 – placing BMC in 1st and 2nd position – for which they would ultimately hold onto. 

Others like British time trial champion Alex Dowsett, Joaquim Rodriguez and Ryder Hesjedal and Vincenzo Nibali put in less than stellar performances – with most of them finishing at a minute or more behind. 

Even Mark Cavendish failed to show good form – with a dismal performance of 12’57”.

As more riders came and went, the more the Phinney’s time appeared unbeatable – particularly when Fabian Cancellara crossed the line in 12’28”.

Dubai Tour 2014 – stage one result

1) Taylor Phinney (USA) – BMC Racing – 12.03
2) Stephen Cummings (GBR) – BMC Racing +14”
3) Lasse Norman Hansen (NOR) – Garmin-Sharp +16”
4) Tony Martin (GER) – Omega Pharma-Quickstep +22”
5) Fabian Cancellara (SUI) – Trek Factory Racing +25”
6) Peter Sagan (SVK) – Cannondale +31”
7) Adriano Malori (ITA) – Movistar +32”
8) Maciej Bodnar (POL) – Cannondale +35”
9) Alexander Porsev (SVN) – Katusha – ST
10) Peter Velits (SVK) – BMC Racing +37”

General classification

1) Taylor Phinney (USA) – BMC Racing – 12.03
2) Stephen Cummings (GBR) – BMC Racing +14”
3) Lasse Norman Hansen (NOR) – Garmin-Sharp +16”
4) Tony Martin (GER) – Omega Pharma-Quickstep +22”
5) Fabian Cancellara (SUI) – Trek Factory Racing +25”
6) Peter Sagan (SVK) – Cannondale +31”
7) Adriano Malori (ITA) – Movistar +32”
8) Maciej Bodnar (POL) – Cannondale +35”
9) Alexander Porsev (SVN) – Katusha – ST
10) Peter Velits (SVK) – BMC Racing +37”

 


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