The Colombian rider was second in the fifth stage of the UAE Tour. @Movistar_team (Getty Sport) – Twitter
He lacked very little. The Colombian rider, Fernando Gaviria, was close to winning the third victory for the country in the 2023 UAE Tour. The Movistar Team cyclist was part of the final sprint, however, he could not overcome the Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen who won with a time of 3:57:07. Juan Sebastián Molano, who was the winner of day four, was seventh and had the same time as the winner of Team Jayco AlUla.
Colombian Einer Rubio won the queen stage of the UAE Tour
The Movistar Team rider attacked on the ascent, withstood the pressure of the favorites peloton and took the win
Fernando Gaviria is one of the Movistar Team’s biggest bets for the season, he already has a victory with the Spanish team and it was in stage 3 of the Vuelta a San Juan when he won the final sprint. In the UAE Tour he has not been able to consolidate a victory and the next stage will be the last option he has left to be able to take home a victory.
Einer Rubio, also a Movistar Team rider, is the best Colombian in the general classification and already has a win (stage 3) in the race that takes place in the United Arab Emirates. The rider from Chiquiza, Boyacá, is eighth overall, 1:13″ behind Belgian Remco Evenepoel, who leads the table and is followed by Luke Plapp from INEOS Grenadiers at 0:09″ and Pello Bilbao from Bahrain Victorious at 0:13 ″.
Fernando Gaviria finished second in the fifth stage of the UAE Tour. @Movistar_Team / caputra Eurosport
The fifth day of the UAE Tour took place between Al Marjan Island and Umm al Quwain, a 170-kilometre route with a flat finish, perfect for the most explosive runners to show all their abilities in the last metres. The race began with several frustrated attacks on the general peloton, which set a fast but very calm pace and with 120 kilometers to go the group remained compact.
Juan Sebastián Molano won the fourth stage of the UAE Tour
The Colombian rider from UAE Team Emirates prevailed in the final sprint and sealed the first victory for his team in the race and the second for the country
Four riders broke away and managed to make a small difference to the main pack. Josef Cerny and Louis Vervaeke from Soudal – Quick Step, Geoffrey Bouchard from AG2R Citroën Team and Thomas De Gendt from Lotto Dstny, were in charge of animating the journey and set off in search of the stage. Two more runners tried to join the breakaway group but were hunted down by the main pack.
With 100 kilometers to reach the finish line, the runner Thomas de Gendt launched himself alone and led the race, while the rest of the breakaway kept up with the passing of the kilometers The Lotto Dstny rider managed to add more than two minutes apart from the main group. With 70 kilometers to go, the Belgian began to lose time with the group that was led by the men from Bora Hansgrohe.
Colombian Diego Camargo missed the team time trial by a second on the UAE Tour
El Soudal – Quick Step was victorious on the second day of the race. Luke Plapp, the new leader of the general
With 25 kilometers to go, the difference between the leading runner and the group was barely 25 seconds and as the minutes passed he was neutralized by the main group and, as happened last day, the definition of the race would take place. in the final sprint. Around the last kilometer the teams settled in and the riders launched their strongest cyclists for the last stretch. Fernando Gaviria settled on the left, however, he could not overcome the wheel of Dylan Groenewegen who took the victory.
1. Dylan Gronewegen – Team Jayco AlUla | 3:57:07″
2. Fernando Gaviria – Movistar Team | “
3. Sam Bennett – Bora Hansgrohe | “
4. Emil Liepins – Trek Segafredo | “
5. Tim Merlier – Soudal Quick Step | “
1. Remco Evenepoel – Soudal Quick Step | 16:14:28″
2. Luke Plapp – INEOS Grenadiers | a 0:09″
3. Pello Bilbao – Bahrain Victorious | a 0:13″
4. Stephen de Board – EF Education – EasyPost | 1:03 PM
5. Wout Poels – Bahrain – Victorious | 1:06″
8. Einer Rubio – Movistar Team | at 1:13″.
The sixth stage of the UAE Tour will be a 166-kilometre course between Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Breakwater, a flat profile with an ideal finish for sprinters. This will be the last chance for the most explosive runners to win in the United Arab Emirates race, since the last fraction will be high mountains.
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