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2021 UAE Tour (WorldTour),
United Arab Emirates

3rd Editon: February 21 - 27, 2021

UAE Tour podium history | 2020 edition | Start list
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7

2021 UAE Tour

2021 UAE Tour map


Saturday, February 27: 7th & Final Stage, Yas Mall - Abu Dhabi Breakwater, 147 km

Stage 7 map & profile

Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan wins the final stage. Photo: Photo News

Weather at the finish at Abu Dhabi at 4:50 PM, local time: 22C (72F), fair, with the wind from the northwest at 18 km/hr (11 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: 130 riders began the final stage at 12:37.

Here's the report from stage winner Caleb Ewan's Lotto Soudal team:

Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan has won the closing stage of the UAE Tour. The 26-year-old Australian powered to his first victory of the season during a much anticipated bunch sprint in Abu Dhabi.

“We came to the UAE Tour to win a stage and today, there was only one more opportunity left. It feels great to eventually achieve that goal during this last day of racing. My last few sprints were quite average, so I felt a fair amount of pressure to perform well today”, begins Caleb Ewan.

Also in the final UAE Tour stage, the danger for possible echelons forming was always nearby. At around sixty kilometres from the line, Caleb Ewan, Tosh Van der Sande and Jasper De Buyst represented Lotto Soudal in quite a large front group, but the peloton was eventually eager to bring them back and headed for a final bunch sprint. In the run-up to the bunch kick, Ewan was brought into position by his Lotto Soudal teammates. In the end, Caleb Ewan launched his powerful sprint and took his first win of the season as he beat Sam Bennett and Phil Bauhaus, who came in second and third, respectively.

“The team went above and beyond to deliver me in a good position. I entered the final pretty fresh, which was in my opinion crucial to do a good sprint in the end. I wasn’t specifically looking for Bennett’s wheel, instead we tried to focus on ourselves and delivered the best lead-out possible. Roger Kluge maybe went a little too late as we started to get swamped. I had to jump from his wheel quite early as I saw Sam Bennett coming on the right with a fair bit of speed. Luckily, there was some room for me to go there as it was basically the only way out. Once I got past his wheel, I could launch my sprint and finish the job.”

Ewan’s first victory of the season will certainly give him confidence to start the cycling season in Europe.

“I haven’t been this far in the season without a win in my whole career, so it definitely is a bit of a relief to start the cycling season in Europe with a win under the belt. I hope this is the beginning of a great year as I have big plans for the season. So, it means a lot to start off with a win”, concludes Caleb Ewan.

Complete results:

147 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.437 km/hr

1 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 3hr 18min 29sec
2 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
3 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
4 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
5 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
6 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
7 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
8 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
9 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
10 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
11 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
12 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
13 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
14 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
15 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
16 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
17 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
18 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
19 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
20 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
21 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
22 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
23 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
24 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
25 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
26 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
27 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
28 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
29 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
30 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis s.t.
31 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
32 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
33 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma s.t.
34 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
35 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
36 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
37 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
38 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
39 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
40 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
41 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
42 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
43 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
44 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
45 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
46 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
47 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
48 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
50 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
51 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
52 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
53 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
54 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
55 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
56 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
57 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
58 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
59 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
60 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
61 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
62 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
63 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
64 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
65 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
66 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
67 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
68 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
69 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
70 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
71 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
72 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
73 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
74 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
75 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
76 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
77 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
78 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
79 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
80 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
81 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
82 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
83 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
84 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
85 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
86 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
87 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
88 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
89 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
90 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
91 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
92 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
93 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
94 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
95 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
96 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
97 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
98 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious @ 25sec
99 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
100 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
101 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal @ 29sec
102 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
103 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
104 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
105 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
106 Mark Donovan Team DSM 33
107 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis s.t.
108 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
109 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 36
110 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 42
111 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 44
112 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
113 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 47
114 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
115 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 54
116 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 56
117 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 1:05
118 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 1:34
119 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 2:03
120 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 3:05
121 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
122 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
123 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
124 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
125 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 4:48

Final GC after stage 7:

1,041 kilometers raced at an average speed of 43.361 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 24hr 0min 28sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers @ 35sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:02
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:42
5 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 1:45
6 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 2:37
7 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 2:39
8 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 3:53
9 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 4:13
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 6:30
11 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 9:47
12 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe 10:31
13 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 10:37
14 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 10:45
15 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 10:52
16 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 11:07
17 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 11:15
18 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:18
19 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 11:27
20 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech 11:37
21 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 11:45
22 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 12:05
23 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 12:09
24 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 12:34
25 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 13:05
26 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 13:26
27 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 13:29
28 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 14:06
29 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 14:18
30 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 14:31
31 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 14:45
32 Davide Villella Movistar 15:31
33 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
34 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 15:38
35 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 15:53
36 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 16:19
37 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 16:23
38 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 16:47
39 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 17:19
40 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 17:43
41 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 20:09
42 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 20:25
43 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 20:31
44 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 20:38
45 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 21:22
46 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
47 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 22:00
48 Mark Donovan Team DSM 22:02
49 Nathan Haas Cofidis 22:11
50 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 22:16
51 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 22:43
52 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 23:15
53 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 24:27
54 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën 24:39
55 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 26:11
56 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 26:32
57 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 26:53
58 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma 28:32
59 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 28:35
60 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 28:58
61 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 29:02
62 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 29:53
63 Hector Carretero Movistar 31:49
64 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 31:59
65 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 33:28
66 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 33:29
67 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 33:37
68 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 34:55
69 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 35:04
70 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma 35:15
71 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 36:10
72 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 36:12
73 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 36:17
74 Elia Viviani Cofidis 36:19
75 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 37:30
76 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 37:47
77 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 37:56
78 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 37:59
79 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën 38:03
80 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 38:20
81 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 38:25
82 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo 38:47
83 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 39:13
84 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 39:17
85 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 39:19
86 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 39:20
87 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 39:21
88 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech 39:38
89 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange 39:47
90 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 40:13
91 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 40:45
92 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 41:01
93 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 42:30
94 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 42:38
95 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
96 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 42:40
97 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 42:41
98 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 43:05
99 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 43:23
100 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 43:38
101 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 43:54
102 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 44:09
103 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 45:09
104 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 46:08
105 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 46:15
106 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 46:23
107 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 46:27
108 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 46:36
109 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 46:37
110 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 46:38
111 Albert Torres Movistar 46:58
112 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo 47:18
113 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious 47:41
114 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 47:56
115 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 48:14
116 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 49:16
117 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 51:24
118 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 51:47
119 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 52:08
120 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 52:19
121 Cees Bol Team DSM 52:21
122 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 54:50
123 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers 58:17
124 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 58:42
125 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 1:06:04

Stage 7 map & profile:

Stage 7 map

Stage 7 map

Stage 7 profile

Stage 7 profile


Friday, February 26: Stage 6, Dubai - Palm Jumeriah, 165 km

Stage 6 map & profile | Stage 6 photos

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett (left) is the day's fastest man. Bettini photo

Weather at Dubai, the Emirate where the stage takes place, at 4:30 PM, local time: 23C (73F), fair, with the wind from the west at 27 km/hr (17 mph). No rain.

The race: The GC times below reflect the 10-second penalty given to Tadej Pogacar and his teammate Jan Polanc after Polanc gave Pogacar a push in the final meters.

Here's the report from stage winner Sam Bennett's Deceuninck-Quick Step team.

Sam Bennett unleashed another spectacular burst of speed and added another victory to his palmares, this time in Palm Jumeirah – the manmade Dubai archipelago – where stage 6 of the UAE Tour concluded after 165 quiet kilometers. Bennett, who on Wednesday claimed the first World Tour bunch sprint of the season, relied again on the well-drilled lead-out train of Shane Archbold and Michael Mørkøv, who stomped their authority over the final kilometer and delivered him in a perfect position with 200 meters to go.

Once he came out of the Dane’s wheel, last year’s Tour de France green jersey winner never looked back and powered like a locomotive, comfortably winning by two bike lengths, a success that confirmed he is the most in-form sprinter in this start of the season. It was Sam’s ninth victory since joining Deceuninck – Quick-Step, one for which he praised his teammates.

“It feels amazing, but I wouldn’t have done it without my teammates today, who were again tremendous, just like on the first stage I won here. At the end of the day, it’s down to them and my very fast bike. The more sprints we do together, the better we’re getting. It’s just about repeating the same thing and making decisions in the final. We’re really getting to know each other and we’re pretty much nailing it at the minute.”

“I pushed hard this off-season because I wanted to have a strong start to the year and I’m happy to see it pays dividends. We’re having a great time here in the UAE Tour and it feels great to repay the team’s confidence and work. At the same time, it bodes well for Paris-Nice, which will be my next appointment of the season”, a beaming Sam said after the stage and his 28th win at World Tour level.

Complete Results:

Stage 6 photos

165 kilometers raced at an average speed of 46.614 km/hr

1 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 3hr 32min 23sec
2 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
3 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
4 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
5 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
6 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
7 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
8 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
9 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
10 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
11 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
12 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
13 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
14 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
15 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
16 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
17 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
18 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
19 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
20 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
21 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
22 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
23 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
24 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
25 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
26 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
27 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
28 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
29 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma s.t.
30 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
31 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
32 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
33 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis s.t.
34 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
35 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
36 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
37 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
38 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis s.t.
39 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
40 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
41 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
42 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
43 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
44 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
45 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
46 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
47 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
48 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
49 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
50 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
51 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
52 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
53 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
54 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
55 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
56 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
57 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
58 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
59 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
60 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
61 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
62 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
63 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
64 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
65 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
66 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
67 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
68 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
69 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
70 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
71 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
72 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
73 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
74 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
75 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
76 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
77 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
78 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
79 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
80 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
81 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
82 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
83 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
84 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
85 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
86 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
87 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
88 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
89 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
90 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
91 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation @ 25sec
92 Nathan Haas Cofidis 27
93 Mark Donovan Team DSM 29
94 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
95 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 32
96 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 37
97 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
98 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 1:07
99 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
100 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 1:13
101 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
102 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 1:18
103 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
104 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
105 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 1:42
106 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 2:24
107 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 2:27
108 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
109 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
110 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
111 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
112 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
113 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
114 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
115 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
116 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
117 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
118 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
119 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
120 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
121 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 2:33
122 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 2:46
123 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
124 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 3:04
125 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 3:06
126 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
127 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 6:53

GC after stage 6:

The GC times reflect the 10-second penalty given to Tadej Pogacar and his teammate Jan Polanc after Polanc gave Pogacar a push in the final meters.

894 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 43.189 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 20hr 41min 59sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers @ 35sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:02
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:44
5 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 1:46
6 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 2:37
7 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 2:39
8 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 3:53
9 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 4:13
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 6:30
11 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 9:47
12 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe 10:31
13 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 10:37
14 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 10:45
15 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 10:52
16 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 11:07
17 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 11:15
18 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:18
19 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 11:27
20 Luis Sánchez Astana-Premier Tech 11:37
21 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 11:45
22 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 12:05
23 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 12:09
24 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 12:34
25 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 13:05
26 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 13:14
27 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 13:26
28 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 13:29
29 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 14:02
30 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 14:06
31 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 14:18
32 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 14:31
33 Davide Villella Movistar 15:31
34 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
35 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 15:38
36 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 15:53
37 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 16:23
38 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 16:47
39 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 17:19
40 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 17:43
41 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 18:55
42 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 18:58
43 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 20:09
44 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 20:17
45 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 20:25
46 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 20:31
47 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 20:38
48 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 20:53
49 Mark Donovan Team DSM 21:29
50 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 21:35
51 Nathan Haas Cofidis 21:46
52 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 22:43
53 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 23:15
54 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 24:27
55 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën 24:39
56 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 25:53
57 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 26:11
58 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 26:32
59 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 26:53
60 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma 28:32
61 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 28:35
62 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 28:37
63 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 29:53
64 Hector Carretero Movistar 31:49
65 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 31:59
66 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 33:28
67 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 33:29
68 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 33:37
69 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 34:35
70 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 34:55
71 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma 35:18
72 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 35:43
73 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 36:10
74 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 36:15
75 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 36:17
76 Elia Viviani Cofidis 36:19
77 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 37:10
78 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 37:23
79 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 37:30
80 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 37:47
81 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 37:59
82 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën 38:03
83 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 38:20
84 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 38:25
85 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo 38:47
86 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 38:50
87 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 39:17
88 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 39:21
89 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 39:31
90 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 39:37
91 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech 39:38
92 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange 39:47
93 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 40:45
94 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 41:01
95 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 41:54
96 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 42:09
97 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 42:30
98 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 42:38
99 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 43:05
100 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 43:23
101 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 43:48
102 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 43:54
103 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 44:15
104 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 45:04
105 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 45:09
106 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 45:32
107 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 46:07
108 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 46:15
109 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 46:23
110 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 46:27
111 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 46:36
112 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 46:37
113 Albert Torres Movistar 46:58
114 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious 47:16
115 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo 47:18
116 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 47:56
117 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 48:18
118 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 48:29
119 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 50:30
120 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 50:51
121 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 51:46
122 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 52:08
123 Cees Bol Team DSM 52:21
124 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 54:50
125 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers 58:17
126 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 58:42
127 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 1:01:16

Stage 6 map & profile:

Stage 6 map

Stage 6 map

Stage 6 profile

Stage 6 profile

Stage 6 photos:

Inigo Elosegui

Here's part of the break that wasn't caught until 20 km to go. That's Iñigo Elosegui leading. Bettini photo

Breakaway

Another shot of the break. Groupama-FDJ photo

Tadej Pogacar

GC leader Tadej Pogacar always has teammates close by. Bettini photo

Peloton

The peloton speeds by. Bettini photo.

Peloton

Leaving the city behind. UAE Tour photo

Sprint finish

Just as they are about to hit the line. Bettini photo.

Stage 6 finish

Another shot of the finish. UAE Tour photo

Sam Bennett

How about one last picture of the finish? UAE Tour photo

DAvid Dekker

David Dekker will start the final stage in the green points leader jersey. Jumbo-Visma photo

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogecar remains the GC leader. UAE Tour photo


Thursday, February 25: Stage 5, Fujairah - Jebel Jais, 170 km

Stage 5 map & profile | Stage 5 photos

Jonas Vengregaard

Jonas Vingegaard takes the stage.

Weather at the the Ras-Al Khaimah Emirates, where the race finishes, at 4:30 PM, local time: 27C (81F), fair, with the wind from the northwest at 27 km/hr (13) mph. No rain.

The race: Here's the report from GC third place Joao Almeida's Deceuninck-Quick Step team.

João Almeida successfully defended his place on the podium of the season’s first World Tour race, and he did it by going on the attack with two kilometers remaining of stage 5 to the top of Jabel Jais (21.4km, 5.4%), the country’s highest mountain.

Despite the race being animated by an eight-man breakaway – the largest group to feature at the front this week – the peloton was at all times in complete control, even allowing the escapees to open up a four-minute lead before turning on the gas and bringing them back one by one. With two kilometers to go, João accelerated from the red jersey group, his powerful attack making an important selection and helping the chasers overhaul the last of the escapees.

Tracked down by the other GC guys, the 22-year-old Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider remained at the front as the group was breaking up and arrived home just a few seconds down on Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), who launched a late attack that helped him prevail. Fifth on the stage, Almeida cemented his place in the top 3 overall and is now just two days away from getting his best ever result in a World Tour stage race.

“The climb was quite steady and I felt good from the beginning, so I rode it at a nice pace. In the final, I tried to attack as I had nothing to lose, but the gradient wasn’t steep enough to open a gap. At the end of the day, I am happy that I kept my third place and will continue with the same focus over the next stages”, said João.

Complete Results:

Stage 5 photos

170 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.361 km/hr

1 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 4hr 19min 8sec
2 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates @ 3sec
3 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
4 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 5
5 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 6
6 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
7 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 8
8 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
9 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
10 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
11 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
12 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
13 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
14 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
15 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma s.t.
16 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
17 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
18 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 15
19 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 22
20 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 26
21 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
22 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
23 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 32
24 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
25 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
26 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
27 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
28 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 35
29 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 40
30 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
31 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech 48
32 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis s.t.
33 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
34 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 1:22
35 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
36 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
37 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
38 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
39 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:26
40 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 1:29
41 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 1:38
42 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 1:42
43 Davide Villella Movistar 1:45
44 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
45 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:50
46 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 1:54
47 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 2:17
48 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 3:22
49 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 3:39
50 Nathan Haas Cofidis 4:12
51 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
52 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 4:27
53 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 4:30
54 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 4:50
55 Mark Donovan Team DSM 5:44
56 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
57 Hector Carretero Movistar 6:08
58 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 6:38
59 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
60 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 7:02
61 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 7:32
62 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
63 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
64 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
65 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 7:40
66 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 9:01
67 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
68 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
69 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
70 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
71 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 9:10
72 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 11:42
73 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 12:27
74 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
75 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
76 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
77 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
78 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
79 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
80 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
81 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
82 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange 13:52
83 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
84 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 17:29
85 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
86 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
87 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 18:34
88 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 18:36
89 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
90 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
91 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
92 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
93 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
94 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
95 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
96 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
97 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
98 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
99 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
100 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
101 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
102 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
103 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
104 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
105 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
106 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
107 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
108 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
109 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
110 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
111 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
112 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
113 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
114 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
115 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
116 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
117 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
118 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
119 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
120 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
121 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 19:22
122 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 22:45
123 Cees Bol Team DSM 22:50
124 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
125 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 24:03
126 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 24:37
127 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
128 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
129 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 32:15
130 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.

GC after stage 5:

729 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 42.489 km/hr.

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 17hr 9min 26sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers @ 45sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:12
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:54
5 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 1:56
6 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 2:47
7 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 2:49
8 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:03
9 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 4:23
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 6:40
11 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 9:57
12 Florian Stork Team DSM 10:32
13 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe 10:41
14 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 10:47
15 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 10:48
16 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 10:55
17 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 11:02
18 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 11:17
19 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 11:25
20 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:28
21 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 11:37
22 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech 11:49
23 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 11:55
24 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 12:14
25 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 12:15
26 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 12:19
27 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 12:40
28 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 12:44
29 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 13:24
30 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 13:36
31 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 13:39
32 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 14:06
33 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 14:12
34 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 14:16
35 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 14:28
36 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates 15:31
37 Davide Villella Movistar 15:41
38 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 15:48
39 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 16:03
40 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 16:38
41 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 16:57
42 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 17:30
43 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 17:53
44 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 18:00
45 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 18:08
46 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 19:08
47 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 19:12
48 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 19:45
49 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 20:19
50 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
51 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 20:41
52 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 20:48
53 Mark Donovan Team DSM 21:10
54 Nathan Haas Cofidis 21:29
55 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 22:53
56 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 23:36
57 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 24:36
58 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 24:37
59 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën 24:49
60 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 26:21
61 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 26:42
62 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 28:15
63 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma 28:42
64 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 28:45
65 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 30:03
66 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 30:56
67 Hector Carretero Movistar 31:59
68 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 32:21
69 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 33:38
70 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 33:39
71 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 33:47
72 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 34:53
73 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 35:05
74 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma 35:28
75 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 35:33
76 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën 35:52
77 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 35:58
78 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 36:20
79 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 36:25
80 Elia Viviani Cofidis 36:35
81 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 37:20
82 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 37:33
83 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo 37:39
84 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 37:40
85 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 37:57
86 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 37:58
87 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 38:09
88 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 38:23
89 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 38:28
90 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 38:29
91 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 38:30
92 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 39:18
93 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 39:27
94 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 39:31
95 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech 39:48
96 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange 39:57
97 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 41:11
98 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 42:19
99 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 42:40
100 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 42:48
101 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 43:15
102 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 43:33
103 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 43:39
104 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 43:47
105 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 43:58
106 Albert Torres Movistar 44:02
107 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 44:12
108 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 44:24
109 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 44:35
110 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo 45:01
111 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 45:03
112 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 45:14
113 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 45:19
114 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 45:39
115 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 46:17
116 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 46:25
117 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 46:47
118 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious 47:26
119 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 47:48
120 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 48:10
121 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 48:28
122 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 48:39
123 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 48:58
124 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 49:54
125 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 52:18
126 Cees Bol Team DSM 52:31
127 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 55:00
128 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 58:22
129 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers 58:27
130 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 58:52

Stage 5 map & profile:

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 photos:

Classification leaders

The classification leaders were presented before the stage start. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

The peloton heads on out.

peloton

The pack starts to string out as they head into the hills. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

Looks like an INEOS rider taking the point. UAE Tour Photo

Peloton

Headed to Jebel Jais. UAE Tour photo

Landscape

Stunnng landscape in this stage. Deceuninck-Quick Step photo

Tadej Pogacar

GC leader Tadej Pogacar is well-protected by his team. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

Another shot of Pogacar being escorted by his team. Bettini photo

Tadej Pogacar

Race leader Pogacar. UAE Tour photo

Jonas Vingrenard

Jonas Vingegaard is the stage winner.

Tadej Pogacar

Pogacar beats Adam Yates for second place. Bettini photo

Jonas Vingregaard

Stage winner Jonas Vingegaard

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar remains the GC leader.


Wednesday, February 24: Stage 4, Al Marjan Island - Al Marjan Island, 204 km

Stage 4 map & profile | Stage 4 photos

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett gets his 50th career win. Photo: Getty Images

Weather at the Emirate of Um-Al-Quwain where a lot of the stage takes place, at 4:20 PM, local time: 26C (79F), fair, with the wind from the west at 18 km/hr (11 mph). No rain

The race: 137 riders began today's stage at 11:48. Jos Van Emden (Jumbo-Visma) did not start.

Here's the report from stage winner Sam Bennett's Deceuninck-Quick Step team:

Sam Bennett was in a league of his own Wednesday afternoon, capturing his first victory of the year after showing a clean pair of wheels to his opponents at the end of the longest stage of the UAE Tour, which started and concluded on the Al Marjan Island, lasting 204 kilometres and almost five hours in the saddle.

For the 30-year-old Irishman it was the first bunch sprint of the season, and the Tour de France green jersey winner benefitted from a perfectly executed lead-out train to navigate what turned out to be a chaotic finale. Piloted by Michael Mørkøv, who used his vast experience to bring him in position with 200 meters to go, Sam took the left side of the road and burst clear of the field, rolling across the line with a comfortable gap on the riders rounding out the podium.

“I was a little frustrated missing the sprint on the first stage and I knew there were only three more opportunities, so I was really motivated today. At the same time, I was pretty nervous, because it was the first bunch sprint of the season for myself and you never know what’s your condition coming out of the winter”, Sam explained shortly after his first win in two years at the UAE Tour.

The victory he got on stage 4 marked a significant milestone for Bennett, who now has 50 wins in the pro ranks, a number which puts him behind only Sean Kelly on a list of the most successful Irish riders in history.

“Having the team do such a great job you just want to bring the victory. I knew all I had to do was follow the guys, who made my job easier, and with my legs good in the end I was able to do the sprint I wanted. It was a messy finale, but I made it thanks to this amazing Wolfpack, who controlled the stage and then delivered me in the perfect position! I am proud to score my 50th victory here! It was a long, hot stage, but it now feels great to get the first bunch sprint of the year out of the way. It’s a perfect way to start the season”, Sam added.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammate João Almeida enjoyed a quieter day and remained on the UAE Tour overall podium ahead of Jebel Jais, the race’s last mountain test.

Complete Results:

Stage 4 photos

204 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.939 km/hr

1 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 4hr 51min 51sec
2 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
3 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
4 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
5 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
6 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
7 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
8 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
9 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
10 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
11 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
12 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
13 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
14 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma s.t.
15 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
16 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
17 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
18 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
19 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
20 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
21 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
22 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
23 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
24 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
25 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
26 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
27 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
28 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
29 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
30 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
31 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
32 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
33 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
34 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis s.t.
35 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
37 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
38 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
39 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
40 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
41 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
42 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
43 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
44 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
45 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
46 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
47 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
48 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
49 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
50 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
51 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
52 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
53 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
54 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
55 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
56 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
57 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
58 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
59 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
60 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
61 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
62 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
63 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
64 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
65 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
66 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
67 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
68 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
69 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
70 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
71 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
72 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
73 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
74 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
75 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
76 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
77 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
78 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
79 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
80 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
81 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
82 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
83 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
84 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
85 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
86 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
87 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
88 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
89 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
90 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
91 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
92 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
93 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
94 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
95 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
96 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
97 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
98 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
99 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
100 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
101 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
102 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
103 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
104 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis s.t.
105 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
106 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
107 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
108 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
109 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
110 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
111 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
112 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
113 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
114 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
115 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
116 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
117 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
118 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM @ 27sec
119 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 39
120 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
121 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 45
122 Nathan Haas Cofidis 54
123 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
124 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 1:11
125 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 1:36
126 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 2:08
127 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
128 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
129 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 3:57
130 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 4:15

GC after stage 4:

559 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 43.539 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 12hr 50min 21sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers @ 43sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:03
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:43
5 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 1:45
6 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 2:36
7 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:38
8 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
9 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 3:32
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:47
11 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 8:10
12 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 9:49
13 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe 9:58
14 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 10:10
15 Florian Stork Team DSM 10:21
16 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 10:36
17 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 10:38
18 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 10:42
19 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 10:46
20 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 10:51
21 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech 10:58
22 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 11:06
23 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:17
24 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 11:20
25 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 11:26
26 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 11:40
27 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 11:45
28 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 12:11
29 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 12:14
30 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 12:19
31 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:21
32 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën 12:22
33 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:37
34 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 12:40
35 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 12:47
36 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 13:06
37 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 13:11
38 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 13:47
39 Davide Villella Movistar 13:53
40 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 14:00
41 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates 14:06
42 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 14:16
43 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 14:53
44 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 14:59
45 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 15:00
46 Mark Donovan Team DSM 15:23
47 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 15:33
48 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 15:34
49 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 15:46
50 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 16:20
51 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 16:22
52 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma 16:51
53 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 16:55
54 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 17:01
55 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 17:02
56 Nathan Haas Cofidis 17:14
57 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 17:17
58 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 17:19
59 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 17:33
60 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 17:41
61 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 17:46
62 Elia Viviani Cofidis 17:56
63 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 18:00
64 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 18:07
65 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 18:22
66 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 18:28
67 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 18:37
68 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 18:54
69 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo 19:00
70 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 19:18
71 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 19:37
72 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 19:41
73 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 20:32
74 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 20:48
75 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 20:51
76 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 20:53
77 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma 21:07
78 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 21:10
79 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech 22:16
80 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 22:42
81 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 23:21
82 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën 23:22
83 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 23:40
84 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 24:09
85 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 24:22
86 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 24:36
87 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 24:49
88 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 24:54
89 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 25:00
90 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 25:15
91 Albert Torres Movistar 25:23
92 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 25:28
93 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 25:33
94 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 25:39
95 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 25:40
96 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 25:45
97 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 25:48
98 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
99 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 25:55
100 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 25:56
101 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 25:58
102 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 25:59
103 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 26:00
104 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange 26:02
105 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers 26:09
106 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 26:10
107 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 26:12
108 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo 26:22
109 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 26:24
110 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 26:26
111 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 26:29
112 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 26:34
113 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 26:35
114 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 26:40
115 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 26:48
116 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 27:00
117 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 27:38
118 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 27:46
119 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 28:10
120 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 28:41
121 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious 28:47
122 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 29:09
123 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 29:25
124 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 29:31
125 Cees Bol Team DSM 29:38
126 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 29:49
127 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 30:00
128 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 30:54
129 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 32:27
130 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 33:42

Stage 4 map & profile:

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 photos:

Caleb Ewan

Sprinter Caleb Ewan during the team presentation ceremony. He knows this stage is perfect for him. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

Another day at the office, if you are a professional bike racer. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

UAE Tour photo

 

Peloton

The peloton stuck together with nearly all the riders finishing at the same time. UAE Tour photo.

 

Peloton

Is there anything more colorful than a pro peloton? UAE Tour photo

Breakaway

Francois Bedard and Olivier LeGac went on a long break. Ag2r photo

Olivier Le Gac

Here's another shot of the duo trying to stay away. Groupama-FDJ photo.

Tdej Pogacar

GC leader Tadej Pogacar surrounded by teammates. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

Another shot of Pogacar guarded by teammates. Bettini photo

Cees Bol

Team DSM's sprinter Cees Bol. DSM photo

Qhubeka-Assos

Qhubeka Assos worked to protect Giacomo Nizzolo, who got 8th. Qhubeka-Assos photo

Sam Bennett

Here they come. Bettini photo

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett gets the stage win. Getty Images

David Dekker

David Dekker will start stage five in the green points jersey. Jumbo-Visma photo

Sam Bennett

Stage winner Sam Bennett. Getty Images


Tuesday, February 23: Stage 3, Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet, 166 km

Stage 3 map & profile | Stage 3 photos

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar wins the stage wearing the GC leader's red jersey.

Weather at Abu Dhabi at 4:45 PM, local time: 24C (76F), fair, with the wind from the north at 21 km/hr (13 mph). No rain.

The race: Here's the report from stage winner Tadej Pogacar's UAE Team Emirates.

Tadej Pogačar continued his winning ways on the ascent of Jebel Hafeet claiming victory on the third stage, while wearing the race leader’s jersey.
The talented Slovenian battled Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers) who now trails in the GC by 43’’.

A strong team performance by UAE Team Emirates saw them arrive at the final ascent (10.5 km climb, finishing at 1025 meters above sea level) leading the peloton and reducing it heavily by setting a fierce tempo.
Pogačar was able to respond promptly to the attacks of Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) and Adam Yates, pouncing in the final metres to outsprint the Briton.

This marks UAE Team Emirates’ third success on this climb: Pogačar’s double was preceded by Rui Costa’s win in 2017.

Pogačar: “We wanted to win and we did, at the end of a really hard day. The team showed an excellent performance, always riding in the right positions and setting the pace in the first part of the climb.

"I was able to respond to the various attacks, even those of Yates. Adam was very strong, which made it tougher and for this reason I am even happier. It was also important to have widened the gap with the other guys in the GC.

"I knew the ending well and how to approach it in the best way. I knew I had to start early and enter the last two corners first."

The title of the UAE Tour general classification is far from over, given that we will still have to face an uphill finish and given that the wind can still create dangers in the last four stages”.

The 4th stage will be 204 km of flat roads with start and finish on Marjan Island.

Complete Results:

Stage 3 photos

166 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.746 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 3hr 58min 35sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
3 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo @ 48sec
4 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
5 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
6 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
7 Florian Stork Team DSM @ 54sec
8 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
9 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:00
10 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 1:09
11 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
12 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 1:26
13 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
14 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
15 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
16 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
17 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 1:38
18 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
19 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 2:11
20 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis s.t.
21 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
22 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
23 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
24 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
25 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
26 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
27 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
28 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 2:32
29 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
30 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 2:40
31 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:44
32 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 3:29
33 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 3:42
34 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
35 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
36 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
37 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 4:04
38 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 4:18
39 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 5:00
40 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
41 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
42 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
43 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
44 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 5:14
45 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
46 Mark Donovan Team DSM 5:16
47 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 5:37
48 Nathan Haas Cofidis 6:43
49 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 6:56
50 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 7:15
51 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 7:16
52 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
53 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
54 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 7:31
55 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
56 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
57 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
58 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 7:54
59 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 9:07
60 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 9:36
61 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
62 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
63 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 10:37
64 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 10:40
65 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:06
66 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 11:36
67 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates s.t.
68 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
69 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
70 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 11:52
71 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
72 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 14:04
73 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
74 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
75 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
76 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
77 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
78 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 14:28
79 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 15:24
80 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 16:05
81 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
82 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange s.t.
83 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
84 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
85 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
86 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
87 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
88 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
89 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
90 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
91 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
92 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ s.t.
93 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma s.t.
94 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
95 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
96 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
97 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
98 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
99 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
100 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
101 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
102 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis s.t.
103 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
104 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
105 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
106 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
107 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
108 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
109 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM s.t.
110 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
111 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
112 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
113 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
114 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
115 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
116 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
117 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
118 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
119 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
120 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
121 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 17:39
122 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 19:07
123 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
124 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 19:35
125 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
126 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
127 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
128 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
129 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
130 Cees Bol Team DSM 19:55

GC after stage 3:

355 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 44.514 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 7hr 58min 30sec
2 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers @ 43sec
3 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:03
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 1:43
5 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 1:45
6 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 2:36
7 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 2:38
8 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 2:39
9 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 3:32
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:47
11 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 8:10
12 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 9:49
13 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe 9:58
14 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 10:10
15 Florian Stork Team DSM 10:21
16 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 10:36
17 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 10:38
18 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 10:42
19 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 10:46
20 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 10:51
21 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech 10:58
22 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 11:06
23 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 11:17
24 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 11:20
25 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious 11:26
26 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates 11:40
27 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious 11:45
28 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 12:11
29 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 12:14
30 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 12:19
31 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:21
32 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën 12:22
33 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 12:37
34 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 12:40
35 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 12:47
36 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 13:06
37 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 13:11
38 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 13:47
39 Davide Villella Movistar 13:53
40 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 14:00
41 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates 14:06
42 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 14:14
43 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma 14:16
44 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 14:53
45 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën 14:59
46 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 15:00
47 Mark Donovan Team DSM 15:23
48 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 15:33
49 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 15:34
50 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 15:46
51 Thymen Arensman Team DSM 16:20
52 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
53 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers 16:55
54 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 17:01
55 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
56 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 17:02
57 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 17:19
58 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 17:20
59 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 17:33
60 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 17:41
61 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 17:46
62 Elia Viviani Cofidis 17:56
63 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 18:00
64 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 18:07
65 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 18:22
66 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 18:24
67 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 18:30
68 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 18:37
69 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 18:54
70 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo 19:00
71 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 19:37
72 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 19:41
73 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 20:32
74 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 20:48
75 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 20:51
76 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 20:53
77 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech 21:06
78 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma 21:07
79 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 21:10
80 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech 22:16
81 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 23:21
82 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën 23:22
83 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 23:40
84 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 24:09
85 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 24:17
86 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 24:22
87 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 24:36
88 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 24:40
89 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 24:49
90 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 24:54
91 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 25:00
92 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma 25:08
93 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 25:13
94 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation 25:15
95 Albert Torres Movistar 25:23
96 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 25:28
97 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 25:33
98 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation 25:39
99 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 25:40
100 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 25:43
101 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 25:45
102 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar 25:48
103 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
104 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 25:55
105 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ 25:56
106 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 25:59
107 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 26:00
108 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal 26:02
109 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
110 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step 26:06
111 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers 26:09
112 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 26:12
113 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo 26:22
114 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 26:24
115 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 26:29
116 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal 26:30
117 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 26:34
118 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 26:40
119 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 27:00
120 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 27:07
121 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 27:38
122 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious 28:41
123 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious 28:49
124 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 29:09
125 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 29:27
126 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 29:31
127 Cees Bol Team DSM 29:38
128 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 29:49
129 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 30:00
130 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 30:54
131 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 32:27

Stage 3 map & profile:

UAE Tour Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 photos:

Joao Almeida

Opening ceremonies. Points classification leader Joao Almeida gives a wave. UAE Tour photo

UAE Tour stage start

Time to go to work. UAE Tour photo

Race start

Time to get going. UAE Tour photo

UAE Tour race start

A kilometer or two into the stage. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

Early in the stage. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

Race leader Tadej Pogacar is paced and protected by his team. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

And there they go...UAE Tour Photo

Joao Almeida

...while Team Deceuninck-Quick Step protects points leader Joao Almeida. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

Speeding across the desert. UAE Tour photo

Peloton

The peloton closes in on the finishing climb. UAE Tour photo

Groupama-FDJ

Anthony Roux didn't have his best day today, slipping down to 11th place.

Florian Stork

Florian Stork. Cor Vos photo

Joao Almeida

Joao Almeida.

Adam Yates

Adam Yates leads Tadej Pogacar up the final climb. Getty Sport Images.

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar is able to get ahead of Adam Yates at the finish. Bettini photo

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar finishes just ahead of Adam Yates. UAE Tour photo

Tadej Pogacar

A better shot of the finish. Bettini photo

Sergio Higuita and Emanuel Buchmann

Seergio Higuita and Emanuel Buchmann finish third & fourth. Bettini photo

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar enjoys his win. Bettini photo


Monday, February 22: Stage 2, Al Hudayriyat Island, Abu Dhabi 13 km individual time trial

Stage 2 map & profile | Stage 2 photos

Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna on his way to winning the stage. Getty Sport Images

Weather at Abu Dhabi at 4:00 PM, local time: 26C (78F), fair, with the wind from the north-northwest at 24 km/hr (15 mph). No rain.

The race: Alpecin-Fenix, the team of stage one winner Mathieu van der Poel, in agreement with the UAE Tour organiser, have decided to withdraw its team from the race, in order to safeguard the race bubble and ensure the safe continuation of the race.

The team was notified of one positive result of a member of its staff from the round of tests conducted on Sunday evening, 21st of February.

Upon receiving the results, the person immediately went into isolation, and all those who came into contact with this person are self-isolating, in compliance with the protocol measures put in place by the race organisers and UAE Health Authorities. All team members will undertake further tests in the coming days, while they remain in isolation.

Here's the report from new GC leader Tadej Pogacar's UAE-Team Emirates:

UAE Team Emirates made a strong step forward after yesterdays exploits to claim the red leaders jersey after stage 2 at the UAE Tour. On the second stage, a 13 km individual time trial on the Al Hudayriyat Island circuit, Mikkel Bjerg set the third best time of the day, with Tadej Pogačar fourth and new race leader.

Bjerg, the young Danish time trial specialist, finished behind stage winner Filippo Ganna (Ineos Granadier) and Bissegger (EF Education – Nippo) on a difficult test marked by strong winds.

Pogačar set-out relaxed and poised after the sixth place in the inaugural stage, and will now pull-on the leader’s jersey of the UAE Tour.

The third stage tomorrow will see the riders face the first real uphill challenge of this Tour: 166km culminating on the arduous summit of Mount Jabel Hafeet.

Pogačar: “I did not start with any particular result in my mind, I just wanted to go as fast and as good as I could and I think I managed to do that. I’m in a good position now with five stages to go, but anything can happen, and tomorrow we already have the hardest finish for this Tour at Jabel Hafeet. I hope to recover well and have good legs and we will see what happens”.

Complete Results:

Stage 2 photos

13 kilometers raced at an average speed of 55.981 km/hr

1 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 13min 56sec
2 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo @ 14sec
3 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 21
4 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 24
5 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech 30
6 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
7 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 32
8 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 33
9 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 36
10 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 38
11 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 39
12 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
13 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 43
14 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 44
15 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma 46
16 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 47
17 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 48
18 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
19 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo 49
20 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
21 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
22 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 51
23 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 52
24 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma s.t.
25 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 53
26 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
27 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
28 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 55
29 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 57
30 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
31 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
32 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
33 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 58
34 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
35 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
36 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 59
37 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
38 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 1:00
39 Albert Torres Movistar 1:01
40 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 1:03
41 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 1:04
42 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 1:05
43 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 1:06
44 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 1:07
45 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
46 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
47 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
48 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
49 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
50 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 1:09
51 Florian Stork Team DSM 1:10
52 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 1:11
53 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 1:12
54 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
55 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:13
56 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 1:14
57 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
58 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
59 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
60 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 1:17
61 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
62 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
63 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 1:18
64 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:19
65 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:20
66 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
67 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 1:21
68 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 1:23
69 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
70 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 1:25
71 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 1:26
72 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
73 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
74 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
75 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 1:28
76 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
77 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 1:30
78 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 1:33
79 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
80 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:34
81 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
82 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 1:35
83 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 1:36
84 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 1:37
85 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 1:38
86 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 1:39
87 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 1:40
88 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
89 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
90 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 1:42
91 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
92 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 1:43
93 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 1:44
94 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
95 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 1:45
96 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 1:46
97 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 1:47
98 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
99 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
100 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1:48
101 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 1:50
102 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
103 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 1:51
104 Davide Villella Movistar 1:54
105 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 1:55
106 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 1:56
107 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 1:57
108 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 1:58
109 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
111 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 1:59
112 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 2:00
113 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
114 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 2:01
115 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
116 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 2:02
117 Elia Viviani Cofidis 2:03
118 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 2:07
119 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
120 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 2:08
121 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
122 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:09
123 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 2:12
124 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 2:15
125 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:16
126 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 2:18
127 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 2:19
128 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 2:28
129 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 2:34
130 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 2:36
131 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 2:38
132 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 2:45

GC after stage 2:

189 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 47.234 km/hr

1 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 4hr 0min 5sec
2 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step @ 5sec
3 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 18
4 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 33
5 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers 39
6 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo 41
7 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ 45
8 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma 46
9 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 47
10 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 48
11 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious 50
12 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 54
13 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step 55
14 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step 1:04
15 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 1:11
16 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates 1:27
17 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 1:36
18 Elia Viviani Cofidis 1:41
19 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates 1:45
20 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 2:09
21 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 2:39
22 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers 8:07
23 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo 8:21
24 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech 8:37
25 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos 8:39
26 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech 8:40
27 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers 8:43
28 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation 8:45
29 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo 8:46
30 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma 8:50
31 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech 8:51
32 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma 8:53
33 Nikias Arndt Team DSM 8:54
34 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo 8:55
35 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo 8:56
36 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
37 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
38 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange 8:58
39 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos 8:59
40 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation 9:00
41 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
42 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
43 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates 9:02
44 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe 9:04
45 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
46 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
47 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal 9:05
48 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
49 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo 9:06
50 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
51 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange 9:07
52 Albert Torres Movistar 9:08
53 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange 9:10
54 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal 9:12
55 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos 9:13
56 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious 9:14
57 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
58 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
59 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
60 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
61 Florian Stork Team DSM 9:17
62 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ 9:18
63 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal 9:19
64 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
65 Alejandro Valverde Movistar 9:21
66 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
67 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo 9:24
68 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
69 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
70 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech 9:25
71 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step 9:26
72 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 9:27
73 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
74 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM 9:28
75 Alberto Dainese Team DSM 9:30
76 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën 9:32
77 Rémy Rochas Cofidis 9:33
78 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
79 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
80 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
81 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ 9:35
82 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
83 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange 9:40
84 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
85 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 9:41
86 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
87 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos 9:42
88 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation 9:43
89 Inigo Elosegui Movistar 9:44
90 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation 9:45
91 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe 9:46
92 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma 9:47
93 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
94 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
95 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
96 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange 9:49
97 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe 9:50
98 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën 9:51
99 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
100 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo 9:52
101 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ 9:54
102 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
103 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
104 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 9:55
105 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal 9:57
106 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
107 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos 9:58
108 Davide Villella Movistar 10:01
109 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe 10:02
110 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 10:03
111 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious 10:04
112 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech 10:05
113 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers 10:05
114 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ 10:07
115 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
116 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange 10:08
117 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis 10:09
118 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal 10:14
119 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
120 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe 10:15
121 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
122 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 10:16
123 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers 10:19
124 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën 10:22
125 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 10:23
126 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 10:25
127 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën 10:26
128 Antonio Pedrero Movistar 10:41
129 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe 10:43
130 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos 10:45
131 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 10:52
132 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 16:12

Stage 2 map & profile:

UAE Tpur stage 2 map

Stage 2 map

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 photos:

Matthieu Ladagnous

Matthieu Ladagnous in the start house.

Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez was ninth. INEOS photo

Adam Yates

Adam Yates was 34th. INEOS photo

Joao Almeida

Joao Almeida

David Dekker

David Dekker wore the leader's red jersey after Mathieu van der Poel's Alpecin-Fenix team withdrew from the race.

Patrik Konrad

I'm pretty sure this is Patrick Konrad.

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar on his way to becomng the GC leader

Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna pounding the big gear.

Filippo Ganna

Stage winner Filippo Ganna.

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar will start stage three in the GC leader's red jersey.


Sunday, February 21: Stage 1, Al Dhafra Castle - Al Mirfa, 176 km.

Stage 1 map & profile | Stage 1 photos

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel take the first stage.

Weather at the finish city of Al Mirfa at 4:14 PM, local time: 24C (76F), fair, with the wind from the north at 23 km/hr (14 mph). There is a 1% chance of rain.

The race: 139 riders began stage one at 12:33.

Here's the report from second-place David Dekker's Jumbo-Visma team:

David Dekker has finished second in the opening stage of the UAE Tour on his professional debut. In the sprint, the Team Jumbo-Visma rider only had to acknowledge the superiority of his compatriot Mathieu van der Poel.

The first stage was one full of nervousness. From the start, the wind played a major role and the peloton was immediately split apart. After a game of cat and mouse, a little after halfway the stage, twenty-six riders established the decisive leading group and sprinted for the stage victory. Besides Dekker, Chris Harper was also part of the breakaway for Team Jumbo-Visma. The Australian finished eighth.

“The goal was to go for the stage win, but the best was gone after a day of full-on racing”, Dekker said. “The difference on the line with Mathieu was clear, so I can’t be dissatisfied with this second place. In the final it was mainly a matter of getting in and keeping position. Chris and I were a bit too far back in the last two kilometres, but Chris did a good job there with a final effort to get me in Mathieu’s wheel. It was a very tough and fast stage and it immediately broke into echelons. The cooperation in the front group was very good. I think it was mainly because it was a mix of sprinters and GC riders and also because there were teams that were represented with more than two riders. In the last kilometres Deceuninck-QuickStep tried to avoid the sprint, but Chris reacted adequately to counter the attempts a number of times so that I could focus on my sprint.”

Sports director Addy Engels looked back on an eventful stage with a good feeling. “It was a very nervous stage which was decided early. David’s second place is a wonderful entry as a professional, especially as he did it at WorldTour level. A class act. With Chris we also had a rider for the GC in that group. So the situation was okay for us. Of course you always hope that you are in the first group with more riders, but looking at the composition of the group and how many teams missed out, we should be happy with this result.”

Complete Results:

Stage 1 photos

176 kilometers raced at an average speed of 46.770 km/hr

1 Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix 3hr 45min 47sec
2 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma s.t.
3 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
4 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo s.t.
5 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
6 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates s.t.
7 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
8 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma @ 3sec
9 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
11 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
12 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
13 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
14 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo @ 6sec
15 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
16 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
17 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
18 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 20
19 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 27
20 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 38
21 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 55
22 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 1:02
23 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious @ 3sec
24 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 8min 29sec
25 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
26 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
27 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
28 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
29 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
30 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
32 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
33 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
34 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
35 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
37 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
38 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
39 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
40 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
41 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
42 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
43 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
44 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
45 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
46 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
47 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
48 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
50 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
51 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
52 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
53 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
54 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
55 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
56 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
57 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
58 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
59 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
60 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
61 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
62 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
63 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
64 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
65 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
66 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
67 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
68 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
69 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
70 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
71 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
72 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
73 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
74 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
75 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
76 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
77 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
78 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
79 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
80 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
81 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
82 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
83 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
84 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
85 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
86 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
87 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
88 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
89 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
90 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
91 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
92 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
93 Louis Vervaeke Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
94 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
95 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
96 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
97 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
98 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
99 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
100 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
101 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
102 Jonas Rickaert Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
103 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
104 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
105 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
106 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
107 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma s.t.
108 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
109 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
111 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
112 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
113 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM s.t.
114 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
115 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
116 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
117 Roy Jans Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
118 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange s.t.
119 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
120 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
121 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
122 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
123 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
124 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
125 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
126 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
127 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
128 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
129 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
130 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
131 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
132 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
133 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
134 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
135 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
136 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
137 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
138 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
139 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 15:46

GC after stage 1:

1 Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix 3hr 45min 37sec
2 David Dekker Jumbo-Visma @ 4sec
3 Michael Mørkøv Deceuninck-Quick Step 6
4 Joao Almeida Deceuninck-Quick Step 7
5 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 8
6 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 10
7 Elia Viviani Cofidis s.t.
8 Anthony Roux Groupama-FDJ s.t.
9 Chris Harper Jumbo-Visma 13
10 Fausto Masnada Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
11 Shane Archbold Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
12 Adam Yates INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
13 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates s.t.
14 Damiano Caruso Bahrain Victorious s.t.
15 Mattias Jensen Trek-Segafredo 16
16 Maximiliano Richeze UAE Team Emirates s.t.
17 Neilson Powless EF Education-Nippo s.t.
18 Gianni Vermeersch Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
19 Mattia Cattaneo Deceuninck-Quick Step 28
20 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo 37
21 Ruben Fernandez Cofidis 48
22 Mikkel Bjerg UAE Team Emirates 1:05
23 Kenneth Vanbilsen Cofidis 1:12
24 Omer Goldstein Israel Start-Up Nation 8:37
25 Bert-Jan Lindeman Qhubeka-Assos 8:39
26 Nathan Haas Cofidis s.t.
27 Rémy Rochas Cofidis s.t.
28 Rick Zabel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
29 Nikias Arndt Team DSM s.t.
30 Hector Carretero Movistar s.t.
31 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo s.t.
32 Ben Zwiehoff Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
33 Cesare Benedetti Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
34 Harry Tanfield Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
35 Alejandro Valverde Movistar s.t.
36 Koen De Kort Trek-Segafredo s.t.
37 Albert Torres Movistar s.t.
38 Giacomo Nizzolo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
39 Max Walscheid Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
40 Matteo Pelucchi Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
41 Domenico Pozzovivo Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
42 Patrick Konrad Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
43 Gregor Muhlberger Movistar s.t.
44 Jack Haig Bahrain Victorious s.t.
45 Emanuel Buchmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
46 Rafal Majka UAE Team Emirates s.t.
47 Fabio Sabatini Cofidis s.t.
48 Attilio Viviani Cofidis s.t.
49 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
50 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
51 Jan Polanc UAE Team Emirates s.t.
52 Inigo Elosegui Movistar s.t.
53 Thymen Arensman Team DSM s.t.
54 Antonio Pedrero Movistar s.t.
55 Mathias Frank Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
56 Davide Formolo UAE Team Emirates s.t.
57 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
58 James Whelan EF Education-Nippo s.t.
59 Stefan de Bod Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
60 Ruben Guerreiro EF Education-Nippo s.t.
61 Louis Meintjes Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
62 Riccardo Minali Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
63 Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
64 Tosh Van der Sande Lotto Soudal s.t.
65 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Soudal s.t.
66 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
67 Tsgabu Grmay Team BikeExchange s.t.
68 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
69 Matthieu Ladagnous Groupama-FDJ s.t.
70 André Greipel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
71 Iljo Keisse Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
72 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Soudal s.t.
73 Daniel Martinez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
74 Mark Donovan Team DSM s.t.
75 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
76 Sergio Higuita EF Education-Nippo s.t.
77 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
78 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
79 Olivier Le Gac Groupama-FDJ s.t.
80 Matteo Moschetti Trek-Segafredo s.t.
81 Geoffrey Bouchard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
82 Luis Sanchez Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
83 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
84 François Bidard Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
85 Chris Froome Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
86 Ben Hermans Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
87 Lawson Craddock EF Education-Nippo s.t.
88 Stefan Bissegger EF Education-Nippo s.t.
89 Samuele Battistella Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
90 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious s.t.
91 Matteo Badilatti Groupama-FDJ s.t.
92 William Bonnet Groupama-FDJ s.t.
93 Louis Vervaeke Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
94 Tony Gallopin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
95 Wesley Kreder Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
96 Kevin Van Melsen Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
97 Matteo Sobrero Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
98 Luka Mezgec Team BikeExchange s.t.
99 Jonathan Milan Bahrain Victorious s.t.
100 Roger Kluge Lotto Soudal s.t.
101 Filippo Ganna INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
102 Jonas Rickaert Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
103 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
104 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
105 Andrey Amador INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
106 Ivan Sosa INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
107 Jos Van Emden Jumbo-Visma s.t.
108 Yevgeniy Gidich Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
109 Alexey Lutsenko Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Florian Stork Team DSM s.t.
111 Christoph Pfingsten Jumbo-Visma s.t.
112 Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma s.t.
113 Asbjørn Andersen Team DSM s.t.
114 Sepp Kuss Jumbo-Visma s.t.
115 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo-Visma s.t.
116 Lasse Hansen Qhubeka-Assos s.t.
117 Roy Jans Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
118 Michael Hepburn Team BikeExchange s.t.
119 Wout Poels Bahrain Victorious s.t.
120 Cees Bol Team DSM s.t.
121 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux s.t.
122 Fred Wright Bahrain Victorious s.t.
123 Alex Dowsett Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
124 Jack Bauer Team BikeExchange s.t.
125 Gino Mäder Bahrain Victorious s.t.
126 Luke Rowe INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
127 Sam Bennett Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
128 Lawrence Warbasse Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
129 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
130 Alberto Dainese Team DSM s.t.
131 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
132 Matthias Brändle Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
133 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
134 Pascal Ackermann Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
135 Martin Laas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
136 Harry Sweeny Lotto Soudal s.t.
137 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal s.t.
138 Kaden Groves Team BikeExchange s.t.
139 Alexys Brunel Groupama-FDJ 15:56

Stage 1 map & profile:

UAe Tour stage 1 map

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 photos: All are from the race organizer

Alpecin Fenix

Opening ceremonies: Team Alpecin Fenix is presented

UAE Team Emirates

The home team, UAE Team Emirates

Race start

Getting close to the start time

Stage start

Crossing the start line.

Race start

The stage is officially on.

Echelons

25 kilometers into the stage. Cross wnds are forcing the riders to echelon.

Echelons

Another shot of how the pros handle a windy day.

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel

Peloton

The organizer called this a stage of contrasting scenery. I'll have to agree with that.

UAE Tour

Looks like the cross winds have abated a bit.

Peloton

The peloton at 18 kilometers to go with the break well up the road.

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel is the day's fastest.

Mathieu van der Poel

Another shot of the finish


Start list with back numbers, February 20, 2021:

UAE TEAM EMIRATES
1 POGACAR Tadej
2 BJERG Mikkel
3 FORMOLO Davide
4 GAVIRIA Fernando
5 MAJKA Rafal
6 POLANC Jan
7 RICHEZE Maximiliano
INEOS GRENADIERS
11 YATES Adam
12 AMADOR Andrey
13 GANNA Filippo
14 MARTINEZ Daniel
15 RIVERA Brandon
16 ROWE Luke
17 SOSA Ivan
AG2R CITROEN
21 GALLOPIN Tony
22 BIDARD François
23 BOUCHARD Geoffrey
24 FRANK Mathias
25 HÄNNINEN Jaakko
26 VENDRAME Andrea
27 WARBASSE Larry
ALPECIN-FENIX
31 VAN DER POEL Mathieu
32 JANS Roy
33 PHILIPSEN Jasper
34 RICKAERT Jonas
35 SBARAGLI Kristian
36 VERMEERSCH Gianni
37 VERVAEKE Louis
ASTANA-PREMIER TECH
41 LUTSENKO Alexey
42 BATTISTELLA Samuele
43 DE BOD Stefan
44 GIDICH Yevgeniy
45 GRUZDEV Dmitriy
46 SANCHEZ Luis
47 SOBRERO Matteo
BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS
51 POELS Wouter
52 BAUHAUS Phil
53 CARUSO Damiano
54 HAIG Jack
55 MADER Gino
56 MILAN Jonathan
57 WRIGHT Fred
BORA-HANSGROHE
61 ACKERMANN Pascal
62 BENEDETTI Cesare
63 BUCHMANN Emanuel
64 KONRAD Patrick
65 LAAS Martin
66 SCHWARZMANN Michael
67 ZWIEHOFF Ben
COFIDIS
71 VIVIANI Elia
72 FERNANDEZ Ruben
73 HAAS Nathan
74 ROCHAS Remy
75 SABATINI Fabio
76 VANBILSEN Kenneth
77 VIVIANI Attilio
DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP
81 BENNETT Sam
82 ALMEIDA João
83 ARCHBOLD Shane
84 CATTANEO Mattia
85 KEISSE Iljo
86 MASNADA Fausto
87 MORKOV Michael
EF EDUCATION-NIPPO
92 BISSEGGER Stefan
93 CRADDOCK Lawson
94 GUERREIRO Ruben
95 HIGUITA Sergio
96 POWLESS Neilson
97 WHELAN James
GROUPAMA-FDJ
101 BADILATTI Matteo
102 BONNET William
103 BRUNEL Alexys
104 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
105 LE GAC Olivier
106 ROUX Anthony
107 VALTER Attila
INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY GOBERT MATÉRIAUX
111 HIRT Jan
112 MEINTJES Louis
113 KREDER Wesley
114 MINALI Riccardo
115 PETILLI Simone
116 TAARAMAE Rein
117 VAN MELSEN Kevin
ISRAEL START-UP NATION
121 FROOME Christopher
122 BRANDLE Matthias
123 DOWSETT Alex
124 GOLDSTEIN Omer
125 GREIPEL André
126 HERMANS Ben
127 ZABEL Rick
JUMBO-VISMA
131 BOUWMAN Koen
132 DEKKER David
133 HARPER Chris
134 KUSS Sepp
135 PFINGSTEN Christoph
136 VINGEGAARD Jonas
137 VAN EMDEN Jos
LOTTO SOUDAL
141 EWAN Caleb
142 DE BUYST Jasper
143 DE GENDT Thomas
144 KLUGE Roger
145 SWEENY Harry
146 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
147 VANHOUCKE Harm
MOVISTAR
151 VALVERDE Alejandro
152 CARRETERO Hector
153 ELOSEGUI Iñigo
154 MUHLBERGER Gregor
155 PEDRERO Antonio
156 TORRES Albert
157 VILLELLA Davide
TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE
161 MEZGEC Luka
162 BAUER Jack
163 COLLEONI Kevin
164 GRMAY Tsgabu
165 GROVES Kaden
166 HEPBURN Michael
167 SCHULTZ Nicholas
TEAM DSM
171 ARNDT Nikias
172 ARENSMAN Thymen
173 BOL Cees
174 DAINESE Alberto
175 DONOVAN Mark
176 KRAGH Asbjørn
177 STORK Florian
QHUBEKA ASSOS
181 NIZZOLO Giacomo
182 HANSEN Lasse
183 LINDEMAN Bertjan
184 PELUCCHI Matteo
185 POZZOVIVO Domenico
186 TANFIELD Harry
187 WALSCHEID Max
TREK-SEGAFREDO
191 NIBALI Vincenzo
192 DE KORT Koen
193 SKJELMOSE Mattias
194 LIEPINS Emils
195 MOSCHETTI Matteo
196 REIJNEN Kiel
197 TIBERI Antonio