Yates retains lead as Pogacar beats Lutsenko on Jabel Hafeet

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar produced a stunning final sprint on the top of Jebel Hafeet to win the 162km fifth stage of the UAE Tour 

Yates retains lead as Pogacar beats Lutsenko on Jabel Hafeet

Pogacar, 21, edged Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko in a photo finish for the victory, in what was the Tour's second ascent of the mountain overlooking the desert city of Al Ain.

Briton Adam Yates finished third to retain the leader's jersey, now sitting 1:01 ahead of Pogacar in the overall standings, with Lutsenko a further 32 seconds adrift.

Riders will tackle a flat 158km circuit in Abu Dhabi in Friday's sixth stage.

2020 UAE Tour Stage 5 Top 10

1. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 3:48:53
2. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
3. Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
4. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:04
5. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) CCC Team 0:00:07
6. Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:23
7. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
8. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:24
9. Victor de la Parte (Spa) CCC Team
10. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:27#

2020 UAE Tour GC after Stage 5

1 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 20:35:04
2 Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 00:01:01
3 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 00:01:33
4 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 00:01:48
5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 00:02:11
6 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 00:02:34
7 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) CCC Team
8 Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 00:02:39
9 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 00:02:47
10 Victor de la Parte (Spa) CCC Team 00:02:51

 
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