It was a day of climbing in Thursday’s Stage 5 of the UAE Tour, with Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard triumphing for team Jumbo – Visma in 4:19:08.
The 170 km Mountain Stage stretched from Fujairah Marine Club to the finish line at Jebel Jais.
Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar from Slovenia came in three minutes later in second place.
Pogacar retains the race leader’s red jersey heading into Friday’s Stage 6 in Dubai.
The peloton will set off from Deira Islands just after 12:30 pm before travelling 168 km to the finish line at Palm Jumeirah.
Road closures will be in effect around the emirate as the tour passes through.
Jonas Vingegaard: “I timed my last effort quite well. I was thinking it was a little bit easy in the peloton. The group slowed down and I saw Lutsenko was within reach. Luckily, I was able to beat him in the sprint. I’m very happy. This is a very big victory for me.”#UAETour pic.twitter.com/I0JQfa5UWr
— UAE Tour Official (@uae_tour) February 25, 2021