The team Vini Zabù - KTM was invited at the post stage ceremony of the UAE Tour thanks to the breakaway of Veljko Stojnic and Leonardo Tortomasi that, together with Cristian Scaroni and Nikolay Cherkasov, have shaken the things off in the opening day of the World Tour race organized for the second year in a row by RCS.

The serbian rider has accumulated enought points to jump in the lead of the intermediate sprints classification and, thanks to the bonification seconds, also in the young riders classification as he sits in 3rd place of the general classification with his team mate Tortomasi in 5th.

The adventure of our two riders ended inside the final 20 kms and the german sprinter Pascal Ackermann was the fastes on the finish line.

After the stage Stojnic was very happy "Both I and Tortomasi joined the first attack of the day, I felt good and I've decided to try to win the intermediate sprints. I'm very happy, this was my first World Tour race and to be on the podium it has been very emotional".

Satisfied of his performance also Leonardo Tortomasi, neopro like his team mate "We wanted to be in the breakaway and the fact of being two has helped us. We reached our goal and tomorrow we will start with two jerseys and that's great for all the team".

Tomorrow 2nd stage with the tricky finale of Hatta Dam.