Results report 3rd UAE tour
23.02.2021 | (rsn) – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) extended his lead in the overall standings by winning the queen stage of the 3rd UAE Tour. The 22-year-old Slovene prevailed over 162 kilometers from Al Ain to Jebel Hafeet on 1,025 meters in the uphill duel in front of defending champion Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) and celebrated his first win of the season at his team’s home game.
Third place, 48 seconds behind, was the Colombian champion Sergio Higuita (EF Education – Nippo), who relegated Ravensburger Emanuel Buchmann (Bora – hansgrohe) to fourth place in the sprint of the first chasing group. The Belgian Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal) and the Portuguese Joao Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) followed on the other places. Sensational seventh and thus the second best German professional was Florian Stork (DSM), 54 seconds behind.
Pogacar now leads the overall standings by 43 seconds over Yates. Almeida (+1: 03) dropped from second to third place.