UAE Tour

Stage 4) Zabeel Park - Dubai City Walk

AE United Arab Emirates, Wednesday 26 February 2020
173 km

UAE Tour: Bennett in the mix again

UAE Tour: Bennett in the mix again

The third World Tour race of the year, the UAE Tour continued Wednesday with a 173km completely flat stage from Zabeel Park to Dubai City Walk that lent itself to the sprinters, back in the spotlight after yesterday’s tough finish atop Jebel Hafeet.

Our riders once again dazzled with their work-rate, Mattia Cattaneo, James Knox and Pieter Serry taking over the reins in the bunch early and pulling hard, their sterling effort paying dividends as the stage progressed. Two escapees managed to forge a five-minute maximum advantage, the biggest gap a breakaway had enjoyed so far this week, but the Wolfpack were generous in their efforts and made sure of nullifying the move inside the final ten kilometers.

When it came to crunch time, Stijn Steels picked up the pace and kept our team at the front, before making way for Shane Archbold and Michael Mørkøv. The two safely negotiated the technical 500 meters to the line, which included a tight corner and urban cobbles, and deployed Sam Bennett at 200 meters to go. The 29-year-old Irishman once again delivered a strong sprint, but at the end of the day, he concluded the stage won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) in fourth place, for his sixth top 10 of the season.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

Race details

1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:16:13
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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4 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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5 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
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6 Kaden Groves
Mitchelton-Scott
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7 Jakub Mareczko
CCC Team
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8 Attilio Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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9 Rudy Barbier
Israel Start-Up Nation
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10 Max Walscheid
NTT Pro Cycling
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16 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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22 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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116 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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123 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:31
126 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:53
134 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
16:46:15
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
1:07
3 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
1:35
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
1:40
5 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
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6 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
2:05
7 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
2:06
8 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
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9 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
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10 Eddie Dunbar
Team INEOS
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36 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:57
58 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:36
70 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:06
72 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:36
80 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:16
103 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:47
105 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:38
1 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
43 pt
2 Veljko Stojnić
Vini Zabù - KTM
42 pt
3 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
32 pt
4 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
29 pt
5 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
6 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
23 pt
7 Leonardo Tortomasi
Vini Zabù - KTM
21 pt
8 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
19 pt
9 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
17 pt
10 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
16 pt
26 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
16:47:22
2 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:33
3 Eddie Dunbar
Team INEOS
0:59
4 Niklas Eg
Trek - Segafredo
1:16
5 Jaakko Hänninen
AG2R La Mondiale
2:32
6 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
2:57
7 Héctor Carretero
Movistar Team
3:27
8 Nikolay Cherkasov
Gazprom - RusVelo
3:59
9 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
4:00
10 Robert Power
Team Sunweb
4:02
18 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:29
1 UAE-Team Emirates 50:24:16
2 Astana Pro Team 1:14
3 NTT Pro Cycling 3:16
4 Trek - Segafredo 3:44
5 CCC Team 3:49
6 AG2R La Mondiale 4:19
7 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 5:24
8 Team Sunweb 6:51
9 Movistar Team 7:00
10 Bahrain - McLaren 8:38

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