Valverde continues to improve his form at Jebel Jais

25 February 2021
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UAE Tour (st. 5)

Former World Champion stays within favourites until last 2km up decisive climb in Emirates – Vingegaard (TJV) wins ahead of race leader Pogacar (UAD).

Danish climber Jonas Vingegaard (TJV) led the favourites’ group home at the end of the long, gentle climb to Jebel Jais -highest peak of the United Arab Emirates de los Emiratos Árabes-, ahead of Alexey Lutsenko (AST), who led the whole climb from the early break and until the last 200 metres. Tadej Pogacar (UAD), 2nd over the line, reinforced his lead in the 2021 UAE Tour with two stages remaining.

The rocky landscapes of the Hajar mountains. (c) BettiniPhoto

The Movistar Team showed a better face on Thursday and kept most of their riders into the GC group until the attacks for victory started with 4km remaining. Mühlberger, Pedrero, Villella and Carretero kept the front and protected Alejandro Valverde, who only lost contact with 1.5km remaining and finished 48″ down on the day’s winner.

Davide Villella and Héctor Carretero. (c) BettiniPhoto

The Emirati race convoy will head towards Dubai this evening before Friday’s stage six, one for the sprinters, finishing at the Palm Jumeirah complex (168km).

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 21 - 27 Feb

UAE Tour UAE

(5th Stage) Fujairah - Jebel Jais (170 km)
  1. 01 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo - Visma 4h19'08"
  2. 02 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates +3"
  3. 03 Adam Yates Team INEOS "
  4. 33 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +48"
  5. 43 Davide Villella Movistar Team +1'45"
  6. 46 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +1'54"
  7. 51 Gregor Mühlberger Movistar Team +4'12"
  8. 57 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +6'08"
  9. 77 Iñigo Elosegui Movistar Team +12'27"
  10. 105 Albert Torres Movistar Team +18'36"
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  1. 01 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 17h09'26"
  2. 02 Adam Yates Team INEOS +45"
  3. 03 Joao Almeida Deceuninck - Quick Step +1'12"
  4. 37 Davide Villella Movistar Team +15'41"
  5. 43 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +17'53"
  6. 49 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +20'19"
  7. 65 Gregor Mühlberger Movistar Team +30'03"
  8. 67 Héctor Carretero Movistar Team +31'59"
  9. 90 Iñigo Elosegui Movistar Team +38'29"
  10. 106 Albert Torres Movistar Team +44'02"
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