Primoz Roglic seals overall victory at UAE Tour as Sam Bennett takes stage 7

Primoz Roglic wins UAE Tour 2019

Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) sprinted to victory in the final stage of the inaugural UAE Tour with Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) claiming the overall title.

The 29 year old had taken the leaders’ red jersey after he and his teammates won the first of the seven stages – a team time trial – last Sunday.

It was a position he would not relinquish, with Roglic effectively securing the title on Friday’s penultimate stage when he triumphed at Jebel Jais.

“As a team we finished the job the same way we started,” Roglic said. “We showed again that we are a very strong team. It’s nice to have started with a team time trial victory and kept the jersey till the end.

“As my first race of the year it’s great to begin with a stage race victory. Results show that we’re ready for a promising season.”

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) finished second overall behind Roglic, with young Frenchman David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) third.

In the last stage, Bennett edged out Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), who came second and third respectively in a headwind-afflicted sprint.

UAE Tour 2019 – stage 7 results (Dubai Safari Park – City Walk):

1Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)


3Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)


4Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)


5Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


6Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Merida)


7Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb)


8Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)


9Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo)


10Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Sky)



UAE Tour 2019 – final general classification:

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


2Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


3David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)


4Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


5Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


6Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)


7Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates)


8James Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


9Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)


10Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)



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