Jebel Jais, 25 February 2021 – Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) has won Stage 5, the Impossible Is Possible Stage, of the third edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers). Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) retains the lead of the GC and wears the Red Jersey.
1 – Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), 170km in 4h19’08”, average speed 39.361km/h
2 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), at 3”
3 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers), at 3”
The Red Jersey, sponsored by the ADNOC (General individual classification by time) – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
The Green Jersey, sponsored by Etisalat (General individual classification by points) – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1996) – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)
1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) at 45”
3 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 1’12”
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner Jonas Vingegaard said: “I timed my last effort quite well. I was thinking it was a little bit easy in the peloton. The group slowed down and I saw Lutsenko was within reach. Luckily, I was able to beat him in the sprint. I’m very happy. This is a very big victory for me.”
Tadej Pogačar, the Red Jersey holder, said: “I was more focusing on the GC guys than on the stage win today. There was a lot of riding into a headwind uphill today so it was hard to follow all the attacks. It was a great ride by Jonas Vingegaard. I’m glad I’ve retained the lead but I’ll stay focused in the next two days. There are no more mountains, but I haven’t won the UAE Tour yet.”
Press conference interviews and further details to follow.