Irishman Sam Bennett, rider of the Belgian team Decoynk Quick Step, clinched the title of the sixth stage of the UAE Tour 2021, the only global race in the Middle East, as part of the agenda of the International Cycling Federation, which was held, today, in the emirate of Dubai.
Sam Bennett was crowned the “Dubai Stage” after he covered the 165 km race in 3 hours, 32 minutes and 23 seconds, and after strong competition from the most prominent riders specializing in world speed races such as Italian Elia Viviani, rider of the French team Covidis who got second and German. Pascal Ackerman is a rider for Hansgrohe’s team, who is third, and Dutch David Decker is a rider for the Jumbo Vesma team who ranked fourth, and Colombian Fernando Gaviria, rider for the Emirates team, ranked fifth, and Italian Nezulo Giacombo, rider for Kubica Assos, South Africa.
The sixth stage started from Deira Islands, and the riders headed to the heart of Dubai via Al Khaleej Street and then Baniyas Street to highlight the cultural and historical landmarks of Dana Al Dunya, then the circumambulation moved to Nad Al Hamar Street and Ras Al Khor Street to show the television footage a set of beautiful pictures of Dubai Creek Harbor and Creek Harbor Dubai, along with the Ars Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and the Festival City area, passing through Meydan Racecourse, the largest horse racing tracks in the world, and Burkh Khalifa, and the sixth stage track also showed many other tourist attractions for Dubai such as Motor City, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Ain Dubai, Sky Dive and Al Marmoom Reserve.
Slovenian Tadi Bogacher, rider of the UAE team, champion of the Tour of France 2020, managed to keep the top of the general ranking of the tour with a time of 20 hours, 41 minutes and 49 seconds, after he succeeded in maintaining the 45-second difference that separates him from his direct British pursuit Adam Yates, rider of the Ineos team, to tighten his grip on The title of the third edition of the Tawaf is waiting for the official decision at the end of the final stage today.
Portuguese Joao Almeida, rider of the Quick Step team, continued to occupy the third place in the general standings with a time difference of 1.12 minutes from Bogachar, as well as the Australian Chris Harper, rider of the Jumbo Fezma team, kept the fourth place, 1.54 minutes behind the first place, and American Poyles Nelson, rider of the Bike Exchange team In fifth place, 1.56 minutes behind, and Dane’s Matthias Janssen, rider of the American Trek Segafredo team, is in sixth place, 2.47 minutes behind.
Bogacher also kept the red jersey at the end of the sixth stage of the tournament leader in time, which is sponsored by ADNOC, and the white jersey of the best young cyclist sponsored by a palm tree with a time difference of 1.49 minutes from Joao Almeida and 1.56 minutes ahead of American Poyles Nelson, while Dutch David Decker regained the green shirt for the leader With points sponsored by Etisalat, who scored 57 points, two ahead of second-placed Tady Bogacher, and Tony Gallopin kidnapped the French AG2R Citroen team, the black jersey for the middle-speed stage sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation after raising his first place to 33 points ahead of Belgian Thomas De recruited second-placed cyclist Lotto Sotodal with 18 points and Joao Almeida, who finished third with 16 points.
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