News | UAE Tour • February 28, 2019
Gaviria close to a second victory in stage 5 sprint
Kristoff leads Gaviria out perfectly again, seeing his team-mate fall short only to Viviani
In the UAE Tour stage five bunch sprint, Fernando Gaviria fell short in the last metres only to Elia Viviani’s surge. Gaviria took second place in Khor Fakkan after 181km, just ahead of Marcel Kittel.
“I race to win always so I can’t hide that I’m a little bit upset,” Gaviria said. “Sprints are like this though, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose them.
I thought there was less wind and I so maybe I began a little too early. I feel good anyway and I’m going to try again on Saturday, the last stage“.
Roglic still stands on top of the overall classification, which was unchanged today. UAE Team Emirates’ Irish climber Daniel Martin is in sixth place.
In the second-last stage tomorrow, the riders climb to finish on Jebel Jais after 180km.
Stage 5 results
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-Quick Step 4h48’59”
2 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Katusha s.t.
General classification after stage 5
1 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo Visma 18h54’09”
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar 21″
3 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama 38″
6 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 1’01”