Tadej Pogacar extended his lead at the UAE Tour today after the reigning Tour de France champion rode the perfect race in an impressive team performance that gave the Emirati team its first stage win of this year’s UAE Tour.
Stage 3 of the UAE Tour brought the peloton from Strata Manufacturing in Al Ain to the Tour’s first summit finish atop the picturesque Jebel Hafeet.
A high pace was set throughout by the UAE Team Emirates’ team who had Jan Polanc, Davide Formolo and new man Rafal Majka all leading the line on behalf of Pogacar up until the final 5km.
Pogacar’s closest GC rival, Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) pulled clear of the group with about 4km to go with the Slovenian managing to stay on his wheel. With the…