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Roglic rewards impressive teamwork with stage win in UAE Tour

Roglic rewards impressive teamwork with stage win in UAE Tour

Primoz Roglic has put the icing on the cake in the queen stage of the UAE Tour. The overall leader of Team Jumbo-Visma won the sixth stage to the top of the Jebel Jais, the highest point of the United Arab Emirates, after impressive team work.

For Roglic, it is his first individual win of the season. Earlier this week, he already won the team time trial. For Team Jumbo-Visma it is the fourth victory this year.

Team Jumbo-Visma controlled the stage all day On the final climb, the team took the initiative and was well-represented in the front with Jos van Emden, Tony Martin, Koen Bouwman, Laurens De Plus and Roglic. With five kilometres to go, De Plus took over. The Belgian’s pace was high up to the last five hundred metres, after which Roglic finished it off sovereignly in the sprint.

The overall leader was impressed by the work of his teammates. “Today, we showed how strong we are as a team. I am very happy that I have been able to reward the efforts of my teammates with a stage victory. The boys kept me safe and in the front. This victory is for the team.”

Tomorrow, the UAE Tour will end with a stage in Dubai. “A new day. I did well regarding the GC today, but we’ll have to stay focussed and make sure we won’t be caught by surprise”, the Slovenian concluded.

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