UAE Team Emirates (France) - Press Release: UAE Team Emirates hit the main goal of the kick-off of the Tour de France 2023 by winning stage one (Bilbao-Bilbao , 182 km) and obtaining the first yellow jersey with Adam Yates, sweetening the deal with the third place by Tadej Pogačar, who paid a visit to the podium for receiving the white jersey.
Yates obtained his first stage victory in the Grande Boucle by preceding his twin Simon (Jayco Alula) on the final hill to the arrival, after that the duo had gone clear from a selected group of top riders at 9 km to go, on the downhill from the Cote de Pike.
Stage 2 will start from Vitoria Gasteiz and will end in San Sebastian at the end of a 208,9 km course which will have the passage on the iconic climb of Jaizkibel (at -15,5 km from the arrival) as a key moment.
Stage 1 results:
- Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) 4h22’49”
- Simon Yates (Jayco Alula) +4”
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) +12”
General classification after stage 1:
- Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) 4h22’39”
- Simon Yates (Jayco Alula) +8”
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) +18”