UAE Tour: Tadej Pogacar manages result in declare general trophy, Australian Caleb Ewan wins closing stage
The 22-year-old Pogacar dominated the race to show the tables on Briton Adam Yates, who had edged the Slovenian in final 12 months’s coronavirus-curtailed version of the World Tour occasion.
Paris: Slovenia’s Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar received biking’s season-opening UAE Tour as Australian Caleb Ewan claimed Saturday’s seventh stage sprinting honours in Abu Dhabi.
The 22-year-old Pogacar dominated the race to show the tables on Briton Adam Yates, who had edged the Slovenian in final 12 months’s coronavirus -curtailed version of the World Tour occasion.
Pogacar took command of the overall classification in Monday’s time-trial, then received Tuesday’s summit end stage and thoroughly managed his lead in Thursday’s second summit end.
“That is actually massive,” stated Pogacar who gave his UAE state-sponsored staff a second success of their dwelling race, 4 years after it was received by Portugal’s Rui Costa.
“It was my first objective of the season and my first dwelling race, so it was actually vital and I am tremendous comfortable…That is one in every of our greatest achievements.”
Within the closing stage, Staff Ineos’ Yates fell 40 kilometres from the road, however climbed again on his bike to rejoin the peloton.
Up entrance, Lotto rider Ewan pounced and handed Sam Bennett within the shadow of the end to disclaim the Irishman a 3rd stage win this week.
“We got here right here to win a stage and there was just one extra left to take,” stated Ewan, who had claimed his first win of the season.
“It was a little bit of a aid after I crossed the road. I have not been this far into the 12 months with no win in my entire profession.”
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