UAE TOUR: Roglic wins mountain stage and extends lead on the eve of grand finale pubblicato il 03/03/2019

Primoz Roglic wins Stage 6, the RAK Properties Stage, of the UAE Tour and secures the Red Jersey

Jebel Jais, 1 March 2019 – The Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma) has won Stage 6, the RAK Properties Stage, of the inaugural edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ). With the stage victory, the GC leader secures his position with a flat stage to go, wearing the Red Jersey on the podium.

STAGE RESULT
1 - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma), 175km in 4h15’39”, average speed 41.071km/h
2 - Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) s.t.
3 - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ) s.t.

JERSEYS

  • The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma)
  • The Green Jersey, sponsored by ADNOC (General individual classification by points) - Stepan Kuriyanov (Gazprom - RusVelo)
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1994) - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ)
  • The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Stepan Kuriyanov (Gazprom - RusVelo)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma)
2 - Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 31"
3 - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ) at 44"



Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Red Jersey,  Primoz Roglic, said: “ Today we showed again as a team how strong we are. I'm really happy that I managed to finish it off. It wasn't a direct fight with Valverde at the end. From the beginning of the stage, our guys protected me from the wind. On the last climb Laurens de Plus pulled until 500 metres to go. It was impressive. Job's done for today; we have to stay focused for tomorrow.” 

Press conference interviews and further details to follow. 

TOMORROW'S STAGE
Stage 7 – DUBAI STAGE – Dubai Safari Park-Citywalk - 145km
The UAE Tour’s final showdown is through the streets of Dubai, based closely on one of the most popular features of the Dubai Tour. After its departure from the Dubai Safari Park, the route then grafts on to the familiar course through the Dubai Design District, Mushrif Park, Al Mamzar Beach, Deira, and Rashid Port to reach Jumeirah Road and finish in Citywalk. The final stage is one for the fastest wheels!

Final Km
After leaving Jumeirah Road the route is on wide roads with a final curve at 500m to go, and enters the City Walk, where the finish line is on an 8.5m wide road with square cobblestones.

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Photo Credit: LaPresse / Ferrari - Paolone 
 

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Roglic wins mountain stage and extends lead on the eve of grand finale

Jebel Jais, 1 March 2019 – UAE Tour leader since day 1, Primoz Roglic of Jumbo - Visma, took one more step towards final victory as he ruled the group of favorites atop Jebel Jais, showing his strength over Team Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin and David Gaudu of Groupama-FDJ, who solidified his third place overall and best young rider position.

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STAGE RESULT
1 - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma), 175km in 4h15’39”, average speed 41.071km/h
2 - Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) s.t.
3 - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ) s.t.

JERSEYS

  • The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma)
  • The Green Jersey, sponsored by ADNOC (General individual classification by points) - Stepan Kuriyanov (Gazprom - RusVelo)
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1994) - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ)
  • The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Stepan Kuriyanov (Gazprom - RusVelo). Jersey will be worn by Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma)
2 - Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 31"
3 - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ) at 44"

PRESS CONFERENCE 
The Stage Winner and Red Jersey,  Primoz Roglic said:
“ It’s always nice to win a race. I fell short [regarding stage wins] before today and I finally won; that’s why I looked happy when I crossed the finishing line. I’m not really a sprinter, so I was afraid to go on the side to pass the other riders immediately, but it was still quite far from the finish and I had some power left, so I could brake and start again. Winning the first race of the year is a big motivation to improve my racing before the Giro d’Italia.” 



The White Jersey,  David Gaudu said: “I was on the wheel of the Sunweb rider [Tom Dumoulin] who launched the sprint from very far out. I couldn’t get out of his slipstream but Roglic managed to do that on the left-hand side. He was one leg above everyone today. I’m third again on the stage and I keep my third place on GC and best young rider so the end of the race today was just a bonus. It feels strange to go elbow to elbow with these great champions. I thank my team for the confidence they've put in me since the start of the week. Tomorrow in the streets of Dubai, I’ll have to avoid any pitfalls, crashes and splits in the peloton in the finale.” 

TOMORROW'S STAGE
Stage 7 – DUBAI STAGE – Dubai Safari Park-Citywalk - 145km
The UAE Tour’s final showdown is through the streets of Dubai, based closely on one of the most popular features of the Dubai Tour. After departure from the Dubai Safari Park the route then grafts on to the familiar course through the Dubai Design District, Mushrif Park, Al Mamzar Beach, Deira, and Rashid Port to reach Jumeirah Road and finish in Citywalk. The final stage is one for the fastest wheels!

Final Km
After leaving Jumeirah Road the route is on wide roads with a final curve at 500m to go, and enters the City Walk, where the finish line is on an 8.5m wide road with square cobblestones.



TV COVERAGE
UAE Tour Stage 7 International TV Schedule available here.

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Photo Credit: LaPresse / Ferrari - Paolone 



 


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