Tadej Pogačar wins Stage 3 of the UAE Tour and increases his lead in the GC

23 Feb 2021

Jebel Hafeet, 23 February 2021 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 3, the Strata Stage, of the third edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) and Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (EF Education – Nippo). Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) increases his lead in the GC and retains the Red Jersey.

STAGE RESULT
1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), 166km in 3h58’35”, average speed 41.746km/h
2 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers), s.t.
3 – Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (EF Education – Nippo), 48”

JERSEYS
The Red Jersey, sponsored by 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) – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) at 43”
3 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 1’03”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Red Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) said: “We wanted a win and we got one. It was a really tough day and kind of stressful because of the echelons again. But the team did a great job. They set the pace and all we had to do was to respond to two attacks. It was super hard but I’m super happy to win. The UAE Tour is not won overall yet. A lot can happen in the last four stages.


Press conference interviews and further details to follow.

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