Tadej Pogacar wins the UAE Tour. The Slovenian rider also conquers the last stage

26 Feb 2022

Jebel Hafeet, 26 February 2022 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) has won the fourth edition of the UAE Tour, the one and only UCI WorldTour race in the Middle East, organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) complete the final podium.

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 7, the Mubadala Stage, 148km from Al Ain – Jebel Hafeet, ahead of Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious).

1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) at 22″
3 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) at 48″

1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), 148km in 3h20’24”, average speed 44.311km/h
2 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) at 1″
3 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) at 5″


  • Red Jersey, General Classification. Sponsor: International Holding Company – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Green Jersey, Points Classification. Sponsor: Italian Trade Agency (ICE) – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix)
  • White Jersey, Young Rider Classification. Sponsor: Nakheel – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Black Jersey, Intermediate Sprint Classification. Sponsor: Abu Dhabi Aviation – Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom-Rusvelo)
Speaking seconds after the stage finish Tadej Pogacar, winner of the  fourth edition of the UAE Tour said: “I’m super happy to take a win at Jebel Hafeet for a third time. It suits me well. We were riding for the stage win today, Joao [Almeida] tried to attack to steal the win but Adam [Yates] was very strong and covered it. Then we switched focus to the sprint. At one moment I was really suffering but luckily Adam slowed down too. Winning the UAE Tour was a really big goal for the team. I’m super proud and very happy, thanks to everyone for their support.”

Press conference interviews and further details to follow.


Photo Credit: LaPresse



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