Hatta Dam, 24 February 2020 – Caleb Ewan has won Stage 2, the Dubai Municipality Stage, of the second edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Sam Bennett and Arnaud Démare. Ewan is the new leader of the GC and was awarded the Red Jersey and the Green Jersey.
1 – Caleb Ewan, 168km in 4h18’16”, average speed 39.029km/h
2 – Sam Bennett at 2″
3 – Arnaud Demare at 4″
The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) – Caleb Ewan
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) –Nikolai Cherkasov
The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Veljko Stojnic
1 – Caleb Ewan
2 – Sam Bennett at 12″
3 – Arnaud Démare at 16″
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner and new Red Jersey Caleb Ewan said: “It’s great to win here again one year later. We thought it would be a harder stage this time but due to the absence of the wind it was a pretty straightforward race. My team positioned me perfectly. I wasn’t worried when Sam Bennett went before me because I knew this race was to be won in the last twenty meters. Now I lead the UAE Tour after I led the Santos Tour Down Under early this year. It always feels good leading a stage race even if it might last for only one day.”
Press conference interviews and further details to follow.