The Team led Gaviria perfectly towards the line to fight for the sprint.
Fernando Gaviria wins the first stage available on the team’s home soil at the UAE Tour. UAE Team Emirates’s Colombian sprint star celebrates ahead of Elia Viviani and Caleb Ewan. Gaviria, who won his third race of the year, capped off stage two of the Tour. Yesterday, the team competed in the team time trial. Tension grew when at 100km to race the group split due to cross-winds.
The sprinters teams brought it back together later when the wind died down. They kept the speed high for a possible bunch sprint. UAE Team Emirates, atop on their Colnago bikes equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic groupsets and new Campagnolo Bora WTO 60 wheels, protected Gaviria up until 400 metres to race when Kristoff, already a stage winner in the Tour of Oman earlier this month, launched the sprint for Gaviria.
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