ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar won the UAE Tour, finishing the weeklong race 35 seconds ahead of Briton Adam Yates.
The Slovenian’s success was also a victory for the United Arab Emirates, as he competes for UAE Team Emirates. Joao Almeida of Portugal was third overall, 62 second behind Pogacar.
“Each victory, each race has its own story. I want to continue like this, ”said Pogacar.
Caleb Ewan of Australia edged Irishman Sam Bennett in a sprint to win the seventh and final stage – a 147 kilometer (91 mile) route between Yas Island and the Abu Dhabi breakwater.
Yates, who won the race last year, has recovered from a crash that destroyed part of the field about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the finish. His team, INEOS Grenadiers, said he would be checked in a hospital as a precaution.
“He suffered cuts and bruises on his face …
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