Team Emirates’ Pogacar grabs lead, Ganna claims second stage
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Team Emirates’ Pogacar grabs lead, Ganna claims second stage

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Tadej Pogacar of Team UAE Emirates in action pedals during the second stage of the UAE Tour. AFP

Italy’s Filippo Ganna won Monday’s 13km individual time trial on the second stage of the UAE Tour as Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar took over the race lead.

Ineos rider Ganna, the reigning time trial world champion, clocked 13min 56sec on the circuit around Al Hudayriyat Island, finishing 14sec clear of Switzerland’s Stefan Bissegger.

“I am really happy with this result, achieved in this amazing Rainbow Jersey. Every ITT is a different race, it is never easy. Some people think that because I am the World Champion, ITTs are easy for me, but it’s not like this, every…

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