Jebel Hafeet, 25 February 2020 – Adam Yates has won Stage 3, the Emirates Stage, of the second edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Tadej Pogacar and Alexey Lutsenko. Adam Yates is the new leader of the GC and was awarded the Red Jersey.
1 – Adam Yates, 184km in 4h42’33”, average speed 39.0072km/h
2 – Tadej Pogacar at 1’03”
3 – Alexey Lutsenko at 1’30”
The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) – Adam Yates
The Green Jersey, sponsored by Mubadala (General individual classification by points) – Caleb Ewan
The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1995) –Tadej Pogacar
The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Veljko Stojnic
1 – Adam Yates
2 – Tadej Pogacar at 1’07”
3 – Alexey Lutsenko at 1’35”
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner and new leader of the GC Adam Yates said:“I attacked early because, this race being the first of the season for me, it was hard to know how everyone is going. I just wanted to test the legs. Maybe I attacked too early but in the end I felt good. One minute difference is a lot but we’ll have to do this climb again and maybe my legs will not be so good. I also heard there might be crosswinds tomorrow so I’m still far from the overall victory.”
Press conference interviews and further details to follow.