Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 4, the Burjeel Medical City Stage, of the fourth edition of the UAE Tour (organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council), 181km from Fujairah Fort to Jebel Jais, ahead of Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) and Aleksandr Vlasov (BORA – hansgrohe).
Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) is the new leader of the GC and has been awarded the Red Jersey.
PROVISIONAL STAGE RESULT
1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), 181km in 4h49’24”, average speed 37.525km/h
2 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) s.t.
3 – Aleksandr Vlasov (BORA – hansgrohe) s.t.
1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) at 2″
3 – Aleksandr Vlasov (BORA – hansgrohe) at 13″
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Tadej Pogacar said: “It feels amazing to win. It was a hard finale but the team work was super strong today. It was a fast climb with a lot of climbers attacking left and right. The team brought me to the final sprint and I did my best. I’m super happy to take the stage and the jersey today and kick-off the year with a win.”