UAE Tour: Sam Bennett wins second consecutive stage; Tadej Pogacar retains chief’s jersey

UAE Tour: Sam Bennett wins second consecutive stage; Tadej Pogacar retains chief’s jersey

After Thursday’s probably decisive 20km uphill end the general race chief Tadej Pogacar was capable of take it straightforward on the run round Dubai leaving the glory to the dash specialists whereas he maintained his benefit ending with the primary pack.

UAE Tour: Sam Bennett wins second consecutive stage; Tadej Pogacar retains leader's jersey

File picture of Sam Bennett. AP

Paris: Eire’s Sam Bennett received the penultimate stage six of biking’s UAE Tour on Friday, confirming his early-season type to assert his second victory on the Palm Jumeirah Island end with ease.

After Thursday’s probably decisive 20km uphill end the general race chief Tadej Pogacar was capable of take it straightforward on the run round Dubai leaving the glory to the dash specialists whereas he maintained his benefit ending with the primary pack.

Bennett beat Italian ace Elia Viviani into second and the German Bora man Pascal Ackermann got here third.

The smiley Irishman who cried after his first Tour de France stage win final season can bag a hat-trick of wins Saturday on the seventh and last stage which additionally seems to be excellent for his strengths.

The 30-year-old mentioned he will surely go for it.

“We’re just about nailing it on the minute,” mentioned Bennett.

“I really need stage seven and we’ll for positive go for it once more on Saturday.”

The Slovenian Pogacar goes into stage seven with a 45sec lead on final yr’s champion Adam Yates with Portuguese rookie Joao Almeida in third at 1min 12sec.

The 13-strong peloton headed into robust winds Friday with the temperature at 25C for the 165km run round Dubai, however the blustery climate didn’t create any breaks in the primary pack.

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