Jonas Vingegaard conquers Jebel Jais in UAE Tour, Pogacar keeps overall lead
Feb 25 2021 11:19 pm CET

Jonas Vingegaard conquers Jebel Jais in UAE Tour, Pogacar keeps overall lead
Jonas Vingegaard conquers Jebel Jais in UAE Tour, Pogacar keeps overall lead
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Jonas Vingegaard has taken the victory of the fifth stage of the UAE Tour, Tadej Pogacar keeps the lead of the General Classification.

The second mountain finish of the Emirati race took the riders through a 170-kilometre route that featured a finish on the Jebel Jais, a finish in which Primoz Roglic already celebrated. Astana's Alexey Lutsenko was one of the big stars of the day as he escaped and managed to create a good gap with the pack, but on the last kilometres he was caught by other climbers.

The Danish rider of Jumbo-Visma showed again his climbing abilities -which also gave him the victory of the sixth stage at the 2019 Tour de Pologne- and crossed the finish line in first position ahead of Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers), Sergio Higuita (EF Education-Nippo) and Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).

The Slovenian -who won the 2020 Tour de France- maintained his lead in the General Classification and sits 45 seconds ahead of Yates and one minute and 12 second ahead of Almeida, with two stages to go for the race, but that are on flat courses.






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