UAE Tour 2024: Merlier wins again, Vine still leader

tim merlier uae - UAE Tour 2024: Live report stage 4foto: Cor VosTim Merlier sprints to victory in Dubai, thus doubling up to two triumphs in two chances in the Emirates. Arvid De Kleijn and Olav Kooij finish in second and third, while Jay Vine stays in the lead of the general classification. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2024 UAE Tour

1. Tim Merlier (bel)
2. Arvid de Kleijn (nld) s.t.
3. Olav Kooij (nld) s.t.
4. Stanislaw Aniolkowski (pol) s.t.
5. Jakub Mareczko (ita) s.t.
6. Fabio Jakobsen (nld) s.t.
7. Jarne Van de Paar (bel) s.t.
8. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
9. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
10. Oded Kogut (isr) s.t.

GC after stage 5
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 Poole (gbr) + 0.31
7. Tobias Foss (nor) + 0.33
8. Simon Carr (gbr) + 0.36
9. Mikkel Bjerg (den) + 0.37
10. Atilla Valter (hun) + 0.39

Race report
Mark Stewart forms the breakaway with Harm Vanhoucke. The two race to a lead of over 4 minutes before the peloton takes the reins.

Stewart calls it a day with 80 kilometres remaining, while Van Houcke is caught some 30 kilometres later.

Merlier powers to a commanding victory in the ensuing bunch sprint, while De Kleijn and Kooij finish in second and third.

Vine keep the leader’s jersey.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2024 UAE Tour.

UAE Tour 2024 – stage 4: route, profile, more

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