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2 March 2019

Primoz Roglic wins the UAE Tour

The Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) has won the inaugural edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) and David Gaudu (Groupama – FDJ) who completed the podium. The Irish rider Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) has won the final Stage 7, the Dubai Stage, in a bunch sprint, beating Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal).

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma)
2 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 31″
3 – David Gaudu (Groupama – FDJ) at 44″

JERSEYS

  • The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma)
  • The Green Jersey, sponsored by ADNOC (General individual classification by points) – Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1994) – David Gaudu (Groupama – FDJ)
  • The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Stepan Kuriyanov (Gazprom – RusVelo)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the UAE Tour winner Primoz Roglic said: “It was windy from the start but as a team we finished the job the same way we started. We showed again that we are a very strong team. It’s nice to have started with a Team Time Trial victory and kept the jersey till the end. As my first race of the year, it’s great to begin with a stage race victory. Results show that we’re ready for a promising season.

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