News | Tour de l'Ain • August 9, 2022
Gibbons takes top-10 in Tour de L’Ain opener
UAE active as Bennett takes mountains jersey
UAE Team Emirates had an aggressive start to the Tour de L’Ain in France today with Ryan Gibbons taking 10th place in the bunch sprint on stage 1 from Châtillon-Sur-Chalaronne to Val Revermont(152km).
With the final climb cresting at -12km from the line, George Bennett was in pursuit of Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep -Alpha Vinyl), nabbing the points and taking the lead in the Mountain Classification.
The group came back together over the top with Gibbons at the head of affairs behind stage winner and new race leader Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ).
The race resumes tomorrow with stage 2 from Saint-Vulbas to Lagnieu (144km).
Stage 1 & GC results
1.Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ)
2.Jason Tesson (St.Michel)
3.Stan Van Tricht (QuickStep Alpha Vinyl)
10.Ryan Gibbons (UAE Team Emirates)