UAE Tour 2024: O’Connor wins at Jebel Jais, Vine new leader

Ben O Connor - UAE Tour 2024: O'Connor wins at Jebel Jais, Vine new leaderfoto: Cor VosValentin Paret-Peintre launches his leader Ben O'Connor in the last 1.2 kilometres of the Jebel Jais. The Australian finishes it off, while his compatriot Jay Vine moves into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2024 UAE Tour

1. Ben O’Connor (aus)
2. Jay Vine (aus) + 0.05
3. Lennert Van Eetvelt (bel) s.t.
4. Max Poole (gbr) s.t.
5. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) s.t.
6. Attila Valter (hun) s.t.
7. Matthew Riccitello (usa) s.t.
8. Pello Bilbao (spa) s.t.
9. Einer Rubio (col) s.t.
10. Simon Carr (gbr) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Jay Vine (aus)
2. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 0.11
3. Brandon McNulty (usa) + 0.13
4. Ilan Van Wilder (bel) + 0.21
5. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.22
6. Max Pooole (gbr) + 0.31
7. Tobias Foss (nor) + 0.33
8. Simon Carr (gbr) + 0.36
9. Mikkel Bjerg (bel) + 0.37
10. Atilla Valter (hun)+ 0.39

Race report
Silvan Dillier and Mark Stewarts head out together to open up a lead of over 2 minutes in no-time. But then the peloton reacts and takes them on a leash – 2 minutes, that’s all they get.

Crosswinds split the peloton as the race enters its final 80 kilometres. Bjerg is the only top 10 rider in the second group, so it’s not a big deal, but still, the attackers are caught.

Stewart gives it another go when the peloton regroups, this time with Jonas Rickaert as his sidekick. The second attack is neutralised inside the last 30 kilometres.

Adam Yates – who hit the tarmac – drops out ofthe race with 11 kilometres left to climb on Jebel Jais.

Attacks by Rubio and Hirt have been neutralised in the climb before Paret-Peintre and O’Conmor strike with 1.2 kilometres to go. The young Frenchman launches his leader, who finishes it off with a 5 seconds lead over the Vine led peloton. Since McNulty crosses the line 14 seconds further down, Vine is the new leader in GC.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2024 UAE Tour.

UAE Tour 2024 – stage 3: route, profile, more

Click on the images to zoom

Ben O’Connor

Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Leave a comment
No comments yet, your opinion is most welcome.

Related articles
GC Favourites - UAE Tour 2024 Overview - UAE Tour 2024 Winners and records - UAE Tour Van Eetvelt wins GC at Jebel Hafeet - UAE Tour 2024 Merlier powers to triumph (again), Vine still leader - UAE Tour 2024 Kooij outsprints Merlier in fotofinish, Vine still leader - UAE Tour 2024 Merlier wins again, Vine still leader - UAE Tour 2024 McNulty takes ITT win and GC lead - UAE Tour 2024 Start times ITT - UAE Tour 2024 Merlier wins uphill sprint to take race lead - UAE Tour 2024 Route stage 2: Al Hudayriyat ITT - UAE Tour 2024 Route stage 1: Madinat Zayed - Liwa - UAE Tour 2024 Route stage 4: Dubai - Dubai - UAE Tour 2024 Route stage 5: Al Aqah – Umm al Quwain - UAE Tour 2024 Route stage 6: Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Breakwater - UAE Tour 2024 Route stage 7: Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet - UAE Tour 2024
More articles