After a late pileup on Nice’s iconic Promenade des Anglais, Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates won a crash-marred opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Alexander Kristoff has revealed the extent of the weight gain he suffered in the opening week of last July’s Tour de France. Pro cyclist at UAE Team Emirates Alexander Kristoff. 2 stages Tour des Fjords: Forsand, Stavanger (TTT), Stage Tour of Denmark: Odense Gp Canton D'Argovie Gippingen 3 stages Tour of Oman: Naseem Park, Ministry of Tourism, Muttrah Corniche Our leading trio drop Fabien Grellier. 46km to go: It’s game on again as three Astan riders sprint off the front of the bunch. 10km to go: The peloton is nicely bunched with all the major sprinters nicely positioned in their respective trains as we enter the final 10 kilometres of the first stage. “This is effectively a riders’ strike,” says race commentator Ned Boulting on ITV. Gp du Canton d’Argovie Gippingen Alexander Kristoff (born 1987-07-05) is a professional road racing cyclist from Norway, … 90km to go: Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider Julian Alaphilippe suffers a mechanical when his front wheel seizes up and needs a bike change. 2 stages Tour of Oman: Naseem Park, Matrah Corniche Lizzie Deignan pips Marianne Vos to win La Course in Nice sprint drama. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Want the latest and greatest news as soon as it happens? Stage Tour de France: Houilles - Champs-Élysées, Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz' 20km to go: AG2R La Mondiale rider Benoit Cosnefroy attacks off the front of the bunch and quickly opens a gap of 14 seconds. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/UAE-Team Emirates) 3hrs 46mins 23seconds. Gp Ouest France – Plouay Stage Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde: Zottegem Stage Deutschland Tour: Marburg-Göttingen UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff won the first stage of the Tour de France, a 156-km ride around Nice on Saturday. 64km to go: The gap between pour three-man breakaway and the bunch is down to 30 seconds. Stage Etoile de Bessèges: Rodilhan, Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz' 94km to go: Team Ineos rider Pavel Sivakov is at the back of the field, making his way through the team cars with blood visible on his arm after hitting the deck in these treacherous conditions. Crashes and chaos reigned on the opening stage of the 2020 Tour de France as numerous riders came to grief on the Cote d'Azur's steep hills and city streets. In 2017 the UAE Team Emirates is born, a new configuration of the World Tour team active for years thanks to the working group of the General Manager Giuseppe Saronni. 2. Top 10, stage 1. 34km to go: Ineos rider Pavel Sivakov is still riding off the back of the bunch following his two crashes this afternoon. Tour de France 2020: Alexander Kristoff wins Grand Départ stage – as it happened Read more “You can’t dream of a better start,” Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates said. Is he going to quit? Cees Bol (Ned/Sunweb) 4. After 138.5km, he topped the sprint ahead of Frenchmen Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). 3 stages Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde: Zottegem, Koksijde, De Panne #TDF2020 pic.twitter.com/yire2tPGdZ. When I needed them they were alert when it split up so we were at the front. 1km to go: The leaders go under the one kilometre to go kite. Sam Bennett appeared to get boxed in in the closing stages. 54km to go: The breakaway has been caught and the peloton are taking a bit of a breather. 3. 3 stages Tour des Fjords: Norheimsund, Haugesund, Sauda, Milano-Sanremo 2 stages Tour of Norway: Larvik, Hønefoss We’re still waiting for a replay of the final dash for the line. Alexander Kristoff is a professional cyclist from Stavanger, Rogaland, Norge At the back of the field, George Bennett is weaving his way through the race cars and is about to latch on to the back of the bunch. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates, in 3-46-13 2. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) produced a convincing sprint to clinch victory from a select group in a windy, fast-paced Gent-Wevelgem. Season. Kristoff wins: A frenetic day’s racing ends in victory for Alexander Kristoff. “I felt really strong in the final kilometres, I found a good wheel and I knew I was going to win. It’s been a miserable day for many of the riders - all those caught up in the most recent crash are limping over the line in dribs and drabs. That finish: Kristoff came from behind to win by more than a bike-length, with Peter Sagan unable to mount any sort of challenge despite being in a great position to do so. Stage Arctic Race of Norway: Bardufoss Norway's Alexander Kristoff won a crash-filled opening stage of the 2020 Tour de France after a sprint finish in treacherous conditions on Nice's Promenade des Anglais on … In spite of the UAE Team Emirates' mask, there was no mistaking the beaming smile across Alexander Kristoff’s face as he reflected on his Tour de France stage 1 victory in … The peloton are 1min 10sec behind the breakaway group and moving at snail’s pace as they tackle a series of hairpins on a road covered in surface water. One of them, Miguel Anguel Lopez, loses his back wheel out from under him and control of his bike, skids off the wet road and into a sign post. Alexander is an easy going guy who expresses all his strength and determination when he rides. 53K likes. It’s absolute carnage in the rain at the Tour De France. 3 stages Tour of Norway: Sarpsborg, Skien, Hønefoss UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates after winning the stage. Stage Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde: De Panne, Under 23 Norwegian championship Vattenfall Cyclassic Peter Sagan’s Bora-Hansgrohe are lined up nicely, preparing to ride a finish to put Peter Sagan at the front near the finish line. He changes bike and he sets off again.️ Miguel Angel Lopez a perdu l'adhérence dans un virage alors qu'il était en tête du peloton. Stage Tour of Oman: Al Mussanah Sports City 2. New important riders have subsequently joined the team, raising the quality of the staff and the level of ambitions of the team: Tadej Pogacar, Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff are the three main stars. The veteran Norwegian sprinter takes the first yellow jersey at this year’s race with world champion Mads Pedersen of Denmark second and Sunweb’s Cees Bol was third. Jeremy Whittle is reporting on this year’s Tour for the Guardian. 107km: Fabien Grellier takes the first two King of the Mountains points up for grabs on the Category 3 Cote de Rimiez. Cees Bol (Ned/Sunweb) 4. General class. Sawadi Beach - Suhar Corniche 2K likes. Stage Tour of Oman: Al Stage Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde: Koksijde Alexander Kristoff » UAE-Team Emirates. More about Alexander He brings quantity and quality: Kristoff has achieved 70 successes in his 12 seasons as a pro, and has garnered many important victories. Stage Paris-Nice: Contres It’s a climb the riders will tackle again with 59 kilometres of today’s race left to go. Having suffered a crash earlier, he’s now adrift of the peloton again after suffering a mechanical. Kristoff has a collection of prestigious victories. GP Canton D'Argovie Gippingen 3. European continental championship 6km to go: Deceuninck- Quick-Step have Irish sprinter Sam Bennett in a good position ahead of the lead-out. 107km to go: The trio in the breakaway tackle a stiff climb, the gap between them and the bunch down to 1min 43sec. Dubai: Alexander Kristoff, one of UAE Team Emirates’ top riders, is raring to take off after the UCI’s announcement of a tentative cycling calendar. 102km to go: It’s raining heavily and the road is very slippery as the breakaway trio of Michael Schar (CCC), Fabien Grellier (Team Total Direct Energie) and Cyril Gautier (B&B Hotels–Vital Concept) make their way back out the country. 18km to go: Deceuninck-Quick-Step are controlling the front of the peloton, hoping to reel in Cosnefroy and set up a sprint finish for Sam Bennett. Scheldeprijs In 2017 he won the European Championship, and he came within inches of the iridescent title in the World Championships that were held in his native Norway. 87km to go: Julian Alaphilippe misjudges a bend as he tries to bridge the long gap between himself and the bunch and almost goes off the road. I’m going to take one too and will be back in five minutes. Tour favourite Primoz Roglic gives Lopez’s team-mate Omar Fraile a bollocking and tells him to slow down. Available for everyone, funded by readers. UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff peering into past successes and targeting future wins . More on that when they’ve sorted themselves out. The day was no damp squib with crashes galore and a big bunch finish. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) has struggled to land a big win in the cobbled classics since winning the Tour of Flanders in 2015. He doesn’t appear to have crashed, but is really struggling. Here’s the report from the opening stage. @Kristoff87 wins the first stage! Stage Tour de Suisse: Düdingen At the back of the field, NTT rider Giacomo Nizzolo is visibly struggling and being pushed along by a team-mate. Starting baseprice: € 720.000: Baseprice correction - € 400: Performance bonus + € 12.476: Baseprice: € 732.076: #Teams 30*50 + € 1.500: Nominal price General class. The finish: Sam Bennett is boxed in and has to check. Stage Tour de Slovaquie: Bardejov, Stage Tour of Oman: Matrah Corniche 3 stages Tour des Fjords: Haugesund, Stavanger, Stavanger Whoever of he and Fabien Grellier crosses the finish line first today will take the King of the Mountains jersey. 7km to go: Having led the peloton along for kilometres, Tony Martin starts going backwards. Menu All results. @jeremycwhittle's full report https://t.co/5qIZWyFLoZ #LaCourse. General class. 5km to go: The road is wide, four lanes wide, as the riders jockey for position ahead of the finish. Cees Bol (Ned) Sunweb, at 6s 4. Speed and strength have made him a star in the most popular races in the world. He’s a good time trial rider and the teams of the main sprinters will need to keep an eye on him. KM … Stage Abu Dhabi Tour: Adnoc School 48km to go: Costa Rican rider Andrey Amador, who rides for Ineos, is having a very unhappy 34th birthday. UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff won the first stage of the Tour de France, a 156-km ride around Nice on Saturday. There’s an awful lot going on. Mads Pedersen (Den/Trek-Segafredo) Same time. 40km to go: Nairo Quintana was one of many fallers today. Stage Arctic Race of Norway: Harstad 67km to go: David De La Cruz, Luisleon Sanchez, Mikel NIeve and Andrey Amador are among to those to have gone down in that most recent crash. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) 3hr 46min 23sec, 8. Here’s footage of his spill ... C'est Nairo Quintana qui est tombé pour Arkéa avec Lukas Postberger (Bora). He brings quantity and quality: Kristoff has achieved 70 successes in his 12 seasons as a pro, and has garnered many important victories. … My run-in to this Tour has not been great and I had no results to show. King of the Mountains: Michael Schär takes the second of two sets of two KOM points available on the Côte de Rimiez today. At the end I was too strong and that was wonderful for me. More crashes on stage one than in most years of the entire race. The Norwegian and Ireland’s Dan Martin were team mates at UAE Team Emirates last year and rode the Tour de France; a race in which the team rode well below par. Cees Bol (Team Sunweb) 4. 50km to go: Sam Bennett is about to regain contact with the bunch, who have slowed down on the descent to let various fallers catch up with them. The Norwegian veteran took the opening stage and the yellow jersey on a day of spills, thrills and bellyaching over Astana’s wet-weather tactics, Sat 29 Aug 2020 18.07 BST Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde Mitchelton–Scott rider Daryl Impey has also come a cropper. Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 5. NTT sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo is the exception to the rule, Edvald Boasson Hagen being the only teammate he has with him. One of the oldest men in the peloton, Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) took the win ahead of World champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo). Alexander Kristoff said: “The team did a good job today. The veteran UAE Team Emirates sprinter rides the wheels to pull off something of a shock and win the opening stage of the 2020 Tour de France. After a large group crashed in the last 3 kilometers, Norwegian Kristoff, 33, returned home in a sprint … 39km to go: After a very eventful, stressful afternoon’s racing for the peloton, there are less than 40 kilometres to go as the riders enjoy the relative calm before what promises to be a serious storm of a sprint finish on Nice’s Promenade Des Anglais. Having received medical treatment to the right side of his body following his first fall, Egan Bernal’s mountain domestique is now receiving treatment to the left side of his body. 58km to go: Team Jumbo-Visma move their riders to the front of the bunch that is about to swallow up the breakaway. 3 stages Tour of Qatar: Doha, Madinat Al Shamal, Doha Corniche The Norwegian earned the overall race leader’s yellow jersey after having fought back from an early fall, which looked like ruling him out. He has also become a member of an elite circle of champions who have triumphed in both the Tour of Flanders and in the Milano-Sanremo. I was also banged up but it didn’t affect me to do.”. Team Ineos riders Pavel Sivakov and Andrey Amador are those who hurt themselves today, while George Bennett from Jumbo-Visma also took a spill. 63km to go: Stage favourite Caleb Ewan is also out the back of the field after crashing. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/UAE-Team Emirates) 3hrs 46mins 23seconds. General class. As the rain continues to hammer down, the three stage leaders have a lead of 1min 39sec. Tour des Fjords The veteran Norwegian sprinter takes the first yellow jersey at this year's race with world champion Mads Pedersen of Denmark second and Sunweb's Cees Bol was third. “There’s going to be some sore bodies on the start line tomorrow,” says Peter Kennaugh on ITV. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) won the first stage of the Tour de France, a 156-km ride around Nice on Saturday.. After a large group crashed inside the final 3km, Kristoff outsprinted world champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Team Sunweb’s Cees Bol. @ThibautPinot crosses the line surrounded by his teammates and with a ripped jersey. Entouré de ses équipiers, Thibaut Pinot franchit la ligne avec l'épaule droite touchée.#TDF2020 pic.twitter.com/sZVG5TQ2b8. 1 KRISTOFF Alexander (UAE-Team Emirates) 3:46:23 It’s his fourth stage win in the Tour de France after … Kristoff in yellow: Alexander Kristoff takes the yellow jersey for the first time in his long career. @Kristoff87 remporte cette première étape ! #TDF2020 pic.twitter.com/lw6mGNuN3b, ️ @SupermanlopezN slips in a turn at the head of the peloton. Sam Bennett (Ire/Deceuninck-Quick Step) 5. There are no end of riders who have got off to a bad start today, the worst affected being George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) and Pavel Sivakov (Ineos), who have come a cropper three times between them this afternoon and will be finishing today’s stage on their own. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) 3hr 46min 23sec; 2. All rights reserved. They have a lead of 1min 25sec over the peloton, which is being led by the riders of race favourite Primoz Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma team. Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck – … Parish notice: The race organisers have decided that all of the timings for today’s stage will be taken at the three kilometre from the finish mark. Furthermore, Alexander has prevailed in two stages of the Tour de France and in other World Tour races. Stage Jaeren Sykkelfestival. This is a seriously attritional start to this year’s Tour. Stage Tour of California: Santa Rosa An eventful first stage was won by Kristoff as he sprinted ahead to claim Yellow! Relive the final kilometre!Une première étape mouvementée remportée par Kristoff, qui décroche le premier Maillot Jaune au sprint ! Revivez le dernier kilomètre#TDF2020 pic.twitter.com/spt3g058tu. He has to wait pateitnly at the side of the road for his team car to get to him. Michael Schar (CCC) and Cyril Gautier (B&B) lead the stage as they tackle the second and final climb of the day. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) won the opening stage of the Tour de France from the bunch sprint after a crash-marred day of riding around Nice to begin the 2020 Tour de France. Stage Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde: De Panne Alexander Kristoff, Stavanger. Prudential Ride London – Surrey Classic Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates won the first bunch sprint of the 2020 Tour de France on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, beating world champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Cees Bol (Team Sunweb). Niall McCague - Senior Writer 11:48 28/04/2020. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Gand-Wevelgem First published on Sat 29 Aug 2020 12.01 BST. Stage Ringerike Gp: Vik i Hole, 2 stages Grenland Grand Prix Kristoff, however, was among those who managed to stay upright in the finale, ultimately sprinting to the win and the first race lead. 2 stages Tour of Norway: Sarpsborg; Langesund Stage Arctic Race of Norway: Rognan, Ronde Van Vlaanderen 69km to go: There’s another crash in the peloton on the Preminade Des Anglais, where today’s stage will finish, with a lot of riders hitting the deck hard. Kristoff got the yellow jersey with a superb sprint finish Alexander Kristoff perfectly timed his sprint finish to win the first stage of the Tour de France in Nice. Alexander Kristoff is a powerful Norvegian sprinter racing for the UAE Team during the 2020/2021. 70km to go: The riders are back on the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice. That Lopez crash: The Astana rider was quite lucky as he was going at a fair pelt and narrowly avoided hitting a low wall with a potentially long drop on the other side. 15km to go: Cosnefroy’s lead is reduced to six seconds. I was sitting on Sagan for a long time. Pavel Sivakov from Team Ineos is pedalling along four minutes behind the bunch and looks throughly disillusioned after his two crashes. Procyclist at UAE Team Emirates Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo ; 3. Thibaut Pinot is one of them – the crash happened inside the final three kilometres so the riders will all get the same time as the main bunch. Tour des Fjordes Although Alexander has been racing on the Colnago Concept Aero Road until he Tour de France 2019, since the end of 2019 he has been racing on the Colnago V3RS rim brake type. Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz' He has also become a member of an elite circle of champions who have triumphed in both the Tour of Flanders and in the Milano-Sanremo. Cycling - Tour de France - Stage 1 - Nice Moyen Pays to Nice - France - August 29, 2020. Mads Pedersen (Den/Trek-Segafredo) Same time. 3 stages Tour of Qatar: Al Kohr Corniche, Mesaieed, Madinat ash-Shamal Eschborn-Frankfurt Team Ineos rider Pavel Sivakov has fallen for the second time. Stage Tour of Norway: Drammen 29km to go: The peloton remains fairly tightly bunched as the riders prepare to get their ducks in a row for what seems an inevitable sprint finish. William Fotheringham's team-by-team guide, Stage One: Nice Moyen Pays to Nice (156km), Kristoff takes Tour de France opener on a day of crashes, 1. Stage Report: The first stage of the 2020 Tour de France was said to be one for the sprinters, what no one predicted was the weather. Caleb Ewan and John Degenkolb remain adrift. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo, at 4 seconds 3. 2 stages Arctic Race of Norway: Alta, Tromsø, Stage Tour de Suisse: Leuggern He looks seriously fed up with life. #TDF2020 #TDFunited pic.twitter.com/yP7w9xtwxi. The Norwegian now leads the race and wears the classification jersey after the win today, the ninth victory for him in Oman. He’s OK, but needs a new bike. Alexander Kristoff won the first stage of the Tour of Oman today along in Al Sawadi Beach a Suhar Corniche. Just under 40 kilometres before the end of the Tour of Flanders, Norwegian powerhouse Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) was in the hurt box and out of … Race. 33km to go: The peloton is meandering along at a leisurely 38km per hour, taking no risks. 25km to go: “Having a crash on the first day of a Grand Tour is horrible, because the first week is stressful enough already,” says David Millar on ITV. 3km to go: There’s a big crash in the back half of the peloton, with up to 20 or more riders going down at speed. Robert Gesink takes over for Jumbo Visma. The road is so wet ... covered in surface water. Stage Tour of Oman: Quriyat Tour of Norway Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept). Il a changé de vélo et est reparti.#TDF2020 pic.twitter.com/qOaMrddMFE, Looking at the issues today I wonder if riders started with higher pressures in tyres not expecting rain. He sticks out a leg to help keep his balance. Going into the final the guys put me into the right position. Alexander Kristoff was forced to walk the final portion of the Hatta Dam climb of the UAE Tour, after snapping the rear of his Colnago frame clean in half. Cosnefroy has a 17 second lead over the bunch. Sam Bennett, Peter Sagan, Alexander Kristoff and Giacomo Nizzolo are all well placed. But, Alexander Kristoff … Alexander Kristoff’s 4 th career stage victory at the Tour de France gives UAE Team Emirates their first ever yellow jersey and it is the first time for the Norwegian in yellow. 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