Mørkøv animates final day of the UAE Tour

Mørkøv animates final day of the UAE Tour

A mountain top finish awaited the UAE Tour Saturday afternoon – the first time that the race concluded with a showdown between the climbers. But before they moved to the forefront, a breakaway pulled away in the first kilometers and built a five-minute gap.

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl was represented there by Michael Mørkøv, who was prominent as the group stayed clear until the first ramps of Jebel Hafeet, the 10.8km ascent averaging 6.8%, where the furious pace set by the GC teams shred the peloton to pieces, leaving only a handful of riders in the lead. From there, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) took the stage victory and sealed the win in the overall standings with an attack in the closing meters.

“Today was a good opportunity to get in the break and work a bit on the condition for the upcoming races. At the end of the day, it’s been a nice race for us, we got a great victory with Cave – our first of the season at World Tour level – and this gives us confidence for the next goals”, said Michael after the race.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
3:20:24
2 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
0:01
3 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
0:05
4 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:15
5 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
0:16
6 Carlos Verona Quintanilla
Movistar Team
0:16
7 Rafał Majka
UAE Team Emirates
0:16
8 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:30
9 Geoffrey Bouchard
AG2R Citroën Team
0:53
10 Chris Harper
Jumbo-Visma
0:53
33 Fausto Masnada
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:55
54 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:00
56 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:02
59 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:38
62 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8:45
85 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:26
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
25:38:16
2 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
0:22
3 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
0:48
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
BORA - hansgrohe
0:54
5 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:55
6 Carlos Verona Quintanilla
Movistar Team
1:17
7 Rafał Majka
UAE Team Emirates
1:24
8 Geoffrey Bouchard
AG2R Citroën Team
1:46
9 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
1:46
10 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
Astana Qazaqstan Team
1:58
26 Fausto Masnada
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:35
74 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
25:03
78 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
25:59
80 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
26:18
82 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
28:09
88 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
29:29
1 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
76 pt
2 Dmitry Strakhov
Gazprom - RusVelo
69 pt
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
54 pt
4 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
32 pt
5 Pavel Kochetkov
Gazprom - RusVelo
29 pt
6 Alessandro Tonelli
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
28 pt
7 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
28 pt
8 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
28 pt
9 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education-EasyPost
21 pt
10 Mathias Vacek
Gazprom - RusVelo
21 pt
12 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
20 pt
31 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
25:38:16
2 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
0:55
3 Luke Plapp
INEOS Grenadiers
2:11
4 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
2:42
5 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
2:47
6 Andreas Leknessund
Team DSM
3:20
7 Sebastian Berwick
Israel - Premier Tech
3:56
8 Samuele Zoccarato
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
5:43
9 Vadim Pronskiy
Astana Qazaqstan Team
7:43
10 Luca Covili
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
8:39
22 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
25:59
24 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
28:09
1 UAE Team Emirates 76:56:52
2 Team DSM 5:38
3 Bahrain - Victorious 9:08
4 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 9:26
5 EF Education-EasyPost 10:31
6 Astana Qazaqstan Team 11:00
7 Movistar Team 11:49
8 BORA - hansgrohe 13:29
9 Jumbo-Visma 15:07
10 INEOS Grenadiers 18:21

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