News | UAE Tour • February 24, 2021
Gaviria in top-10 on fourth stage of the UAE Tour
Pogačar retains the red jersey
The fourth stage of the UAE Tour, 204 km of flat roads around Al Marjan Island, saw Fernando Gaviria finish 9th in the final sprint won by Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick Step).
Tadej Pogačar, well protected by the team throughout the day, keeps hold of the red jersey as leader of the general as he awaits the last uphill finish tomorrow.
Pogačar: “Today was a fairly quiet stage but the team did well. Unfortunately in the final Gaviria did not have the chance to finish further up but we have two more stages to try again to go for the win.
Tomorrow we will face another tough stage, in which we will have to fight to the top of Jabel Jais. I am ready, together with the whole team, to give my best and defend the jersey. ”
The fifth leg of this UAE Tour will see the riders do battle for 170km, with the last 20km uphill to the top of Mount Jabel Jais.
Stage 4 results:
1.Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick Step) 4h51’51 ”
2.David Dekker (Team Jumbo-Visma) s.t.
3.Caleb Ewian (Lotto Soudal) s.t.
9. Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirares) s.t.
General classification after the 4th stage:
1. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 12h50’21 “
2. Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers) 43 ”
3. Joao Almeida (Deceunick-Quick Step) 1’03 “