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Primoz Roglic closes in on UAE Tour victory after winning stage 6

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Primoz Roglic wins stage 6 UAE Tour 2019

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) powered to victory atop Jebel Jais on stage 6 of the UAE Tour and secured the overall victory in the seven-stage race. 

The Slovenian, who has held the leaders’ red jersey since Sunday’s opening stage, came home first ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) in the queen stage.

He is now 31 seconds ahead of second-placed Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) with only Saturday’s final stage in Dubai to go.

With the stage being flat on Saturday it will take something to go drastically wrong for Roglic not to prevail.

“We showed with the whole team how strong we are, and I’m really happy I managed to finish it off today,” Roglic said.

“From the beginning, our guys did a perfect job and I was protected all day from the wind. We had a lot of guys for the last climb, and Laurens [De Plus] pulled until the last 500 metres. It was really impressive from the whole team.”

You can rewatch Stage 6 from UAE Tour HERE.

UAE Tour 2019 – stage 6 results (Ajman – Jebel Jais):

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

4:15:39

2Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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3David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)

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4Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

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5Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

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6Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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7Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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8Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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9Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

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10James Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

+05”

 

UAE Tour 2019 – general classification after stage 6:

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

23:09:38

2Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

+31”

3David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)

+44”

4Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+56”

5Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

+01’04”

6Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

+01’08”

7Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’11”

8James Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

+01’29”

9Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)

+01’45”

10Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+01’49”