Taylor Phinney won the Dubai Tour stage one time trial today to take the first Versace-designed leader’s jersey of the inaugural race.

The 23 year old best BMC teammate Steven Cummings and Lasse Norman Hansen (Garmin-Sharp) to take line honours at the end of the 9.9km circuit in which he reportedly averaged 490 watts over twelve minutes and three seconds. Cummings was 14 seconds adrift with London Olympic omnium champion Hansen a further two seconds in arrears.

Riders competed on road, and not time trial, bikes because of logistical reasons.

The tour continues tomorrow with a highly anticipated 122km flat stage from Dubai to Palm Jumeirah that will see the fastest sprinter of the 2013 Tour de France, Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) compete against Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) for the first time this season.

Dubai Tour 2014, stage one: Dubai, 9.9km
1. Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC in 12-03

2. Steve Cummings (GBr) BMC at 14 secs
3. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Garmin-Sharp at 16 secs
4. Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step at 22 secs
5. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek at 26 secs
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale at 31 secs
7. Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar at 32 secs
8. Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale at 35 secs
9. Alexander Orsev (Rus) Katusha
10. Peter Velits (Svk) BMC at 37 secs
British
37. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep at 54 secs
51. Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar at 1-04

Overall classification after stage one
1. Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC in 12-03
2. Steve Cummings (GBr) BMC at 14 secs
3. Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Garmin-Sharp at 16 secs

  • ian franklin

    So sorry to see you missed another British rider in the Dubai: Alex Coutts (RTS) finished in 115th place.