Kelderman rides onto final Abu Dhabi Tour podium

Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) on the podium

With a strong time trial in the penultimate stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour , Wilco Kelderman placed himself in contention for overall victory. Fifth place on the summit finish at Jebel Hafeet was an even better ride from the Dutchman though as he lifted himself into second place overall. The overall title went to stage 5 winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), 17 seconds ahead of Kelderman. The result though for the 26-year-old Sunweb rider is his best since also finishing second overall at the Tour du Poitou Charentes in 2016. Fourth overall at the Vuelta a Espana last year, Kelderman is building his season around the Tour de France in 2018. The Abu Dhabi Tour is his first race of the season and the podium result a reassuring sign of a winter well spent working on his time trialling and climbing. "I was in a really good position at the ...

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