UAE Tour 2019: Sprint win Viviani in stage 5, Roglic still leader

Elia Viviani 2019 - UAE Tour 2019: Sprint win Viviani in stage 5, Roglic still leaderThe 5th stage of the UAE Tour moves through the desert to sprint finish in Khor Fakkan. Viviani outguns Gaviria and Kittel, while leader Primoz Roglic finishes safely in the bunch. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5nd stage UAE Tour 2019

1. Elia Viviani (ita)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
4. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.
5. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (rsa) s.t.
6. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
7. Kristoffer Halvorsen (nor) s.t.
8. Jakub Mareczko (ita) s.t.
9. Cees Bol (ned) s.t.
10. Max Walscheid (ger) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.21
3. David Gaudu (fra) + 0.38
4. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 0.46
5. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.54
6. Daniel Martin (irl) + 1.01
7. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.04
8. Victor de la Parte (spa) + 1.12
9. James Knox (gbr) + 1.14
10 Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.15

Stage report
Charles Planet and Stepan Kuriyanov are the breakaway specialists of the inaugural UAE Tour. Once again they jump clear, this time with Fabio Calabria, who also has been on the attack before, Shilov and Vorobyev. The five widen the gap to more than 4 minutes before they are brought back inside the last 35 kilometres.

Elia Viviani outguns his rivals in the ensuing bunch sprint. Fernando Gaviria, Marcel Kittel and Sam Bennett are spread across the road, but he outguns them and wins the race by a half a bike length.

With only tomorrow’s decisive summit finish on Jebel Jais left, Primoz Roglic is comfortably leading the GC.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2019 UAE Tour.

UAE Tour 2019: stage 5: route, elevation, more

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