Slovenian prevails on the stage and is the new leader of the general
On his fourth day of competition in 2022, Tadej Pogačar has already written the first chapter of the book of personal seasonal victories, and the 31st victory of his career.
The captain of UAE Team Emirates won the 4th stage of the UAE Tour, imposing himself on the uphill finish of Jebel Jais. This year, the success did not escape Pogačar, who successful completing the great work of the entire Emirati team in the best possible way.
After narrowing down of the group, the Slovenian, with a sprint in view of the finish line atop on his Colnago bike equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS Disc Brake groupset and with Campagnolo Bora wheels, preceded Adam Yates and Aleksandr Vlasov, climbing to first place in the general classification of the UAE Tour.
Pogačar: “I always like to win, having succeeded makes this day beautiful for me and for the team. As a team we rode well, also trying to move with João and Rafal: the latter was the strongest climber of the group today.
João and Rafal were also excellent in the final in launching me towards the sprint, the victory pays off all the work done in the past months, it’s great to start the season like this. Despite all the attacks that followed one another uphill, I saw that practically all the big names of the race remained in the leading group, so I checked that we reached the final with the compact group, since I knew it would not be possible to go solo I decided to wait for the sprint."
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