NTT Pro Cycling, Africa’s only UCI World Tour team, is battling it out for top E-Cycling honours at the Tour for All pro stage race, which is taking place on the Zwift indoor cycling platform. Follow our stage by stage progress below.
Stage 1 – 52.9km
Ryan Gibbons (NTT Pro Cycling) put in a commanding performance on stage 1 of the Tour for All, finishing in 4th place on the day and he was also the highest individual points scorer in the race. Freddy Ovett (Israel Cycling Start-Up Nation) won the stage.
Gibbons was joined by teammate Rasmus Tiller in a select breakaway that formed early on in the race. The duo did well to rack up points early on at the intermediate sprints, only losing out slightly in the top point offering final sprint, placing NTT Pro Cycling in 4th on the general classification after stage 1.
Stage 2 – 46.2km
Michael Gogl (NTT Pro Cycling) sprinted to the stage 2 Tour for All victory, beating Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) and Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) into 2nd & 3rd place, respectively.
After a strong start to the Tour for All yesterday for NTT Pro Cycling, Michael Gogl and Michael Valgren kept the momentum going by both making the winning the break on stage 2. Perfect team tactics, which had Valgren attack with 5km to go and allowing Gogl to sit behind the other chasers until the sprint, saw Gogl take a fantastic win and Valgren cross the line in 5th.
Thanks to a dominating performance, NTT Pro Cycling not only won the individual and team race on stage 2, but also went into the overall classification lead.
Stage 3 – 72.6km
It was another sterling team performance, on stage 3 of the Zwift Tour for All, by NTT Pro Cycling as all 5 riders got into the points today. Nic Dlamini & Victor Campenaerts went out hard to claim the points at the summit of the early categorised climbs before our climbers target the tough 8km finishing climb.
Stefan de Bod (8th), Domenico Pozzovivo (9th), Gino Mader (12th) and Campenaerts (20th) all managed to finish within the top 20, ensuring NTT Pro Cycling extended it’s lead in the overall general classification.
GC Points Standings After Stage 3
- 214pts – NTT Pro Cycling
- 167pts – Alpecin Fenix
- 163pts – Israel Start-Up Nation
- 144pts – EF Pro Cycling
- 136pts – Mitchelton Scott
Stage 4 – 42.6km
NTT Pro Cycling extended it’s lead in the overall classification of the Zwift Tour for All after stage 4 with all 5 riders scoring vital points. The team was led home by South African champion, Ryan Gibbons, who sprinted to 6th place at the finish line of the 42.6km stage.
The final stage will see riders take on a mammoth 1700m of climbing in just 46.5km, with the finish at the summit of Alpe du Zwift, a climb which mimics the famous Alpe d’Huez.
Stage 5 – 46.5km
NTT Pro Cycling won the inaugural Zwift Tour for All Pro Race, as Louis Meintjes raced to the final stage 5 victory with team mate Stefan de Bod securing 3rd place.
The South African team accumulated enough points (397pts) over the 5 stages to win the overall title in commanding fashion from Mitchelton-Scott (241pts) and Alpecin-Fenix. (239pts).