Dubai City Walk, 26 February 2020 – Dylan Groenewegen outclassed a top quality field of sprinters to take a royal victory on Dubai’s City Walk in Stage 4 of the second UAE Tour. The Dutchman beat Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria, Pascal Ackermann from Germany, Ireland’s Sam Bennett and Australian Caleb Ewan to prove himself the best of the five fastest sprinters in the world today.
Data collected by Velon’s devices on the riders’ bikes tell the detailed story of the stage and of the riders. An infographic about today’s stage can be downloaded here.
1 – Dylan Groenewegen, 173km in 4h16’13”, average speed 40.512km/h
2 – Fernando Gaviria s.t.
3 – Pascal Ackermann s.t.
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”
The stage winner Dylan Groenewegen said: “The sprint today went much better than the first one at the UAE Tour. It made it a really nice win. My plan for this year is to win as many races as possible. The Giro d’Italia will be very important for me. I hope to win a couple of stages in my first participation.”
The Red Jersey leader of the GC Adam Yates said: “The time difference is never enough but I’m in a good condition and this climb [Jebel Hafeet] suits me as everyone realised yesterday. I hope to have the same legs tomorrow. Training is different to racing. I got confirmation that my training has been good for my first block of racing from here until the Tour of the Basque Country. Later I’ll target the Tour de France and the Olympics.”
Stage 5 – AL AIN WATER STAGE – Al Ain – Jebel Hafeet (162km)
The UAE Tour’s mountain stage. A classic stage that featured regularly on the former Abu Dhabi Tour, it offers a familiar route around Al Ain taking in many of the symbolic places (Al Ain Zoo, Al Qattara, Al Hili, Al Ain Oasis) up to Green Mubazzarah where the final climb of Jebel Hafeet (10km) begins.
Final climb that winds its way through wide-ranging hairpin bends on a 3-lane roadway. Slopes mainly around 8-9% with a peak of 11% 3 km from the finish. Very short descents in the last km before the last ramp. Asphalt finish straight
UAE Tour Stage 5 International TV Schedule available here.
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