Last Updated on February 26, 2021 by livelydubai
Irishman Sam Bennett, bicyclist of the Belgian team Decoynk Quick Step, snatched the title of the sixth stage of the UAE Tour 2021, the only global race in the Middle East, as part of the agenda of the International Cycling Federation, which was held, today, in the Emirate of Dubai.
Sam Bennett was crowned the “Dubai Stage” after he covered the 165 km race in 3 hours, 32 minutes and 23 seconds, and after strong competition from the most prominent bicyclists specializing in world speed races such as Italian Elia Viviani, bicyclist of the French team Covidis who got second position, the German Pascal Ackerman who is a bicyclist for the Hansgrom team, who got third position, and the Dutch David Decker is a bicyclist for the Jumbo Vesma team who won the fourth place, the Colombian Fernando Gaviria who is a bicyclist for the Emirates team in the fifth place, and the Italian Nezulo Giacombo who is the bicyclist of the South African Kubica team.
The sixth stage started from Deira Islands, and the bicyclists headed to the heart of Dubai via Al Khaleej Street and then Baniyas Street to highlight the cultural and historical landmarks of Dana Al Dunya, then the tour moved to Nad Al Hamar Street and Ras Al Khor Street to show the television footage a set of beautiful pictures of Dubai Creek Harbor and Creek Harbor Dubai, along with the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and the Festival City area, passing through Meydan Racecourse, the largest horse racing track in the world, and Burkh Khalifa, and the Phase 6 track also showed many other attractions for Dubai such as Motor City, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Ain Dubai, Sky Dive and Al Marmoom Reserve.
Slovenian Tadi Bogacher, bicyclist of the UAE team, champion of the Tour of France 2020, managed to keep the top of the general ranking of the tour with a time of 20 hours 41 minutes and 49 seconds, after he managed to maintain the 45-second difference that separates him from his direct British pursuit Adam Yates, bicyclist of the ENEOS team, to tighten his grip on The title of the third edition of the Tour is waiting for the official decision at the end of the final stage today.
Portuguese Joao Almeida, bicyclist of the Quick Step team, continued to occupy the third place in the general standings with a time difference of 1.12 minutes from Bogachar, as well as the Australian Chris Harper, bicyclist of the Jumbo Fezma team, kept the fourth place, 1.54 minutes behind the first place, and American Poyles Nelson, bicyclist of the Bike Exchange team In fifth place, 1.56 minutes behind, and Dane’s Matthias Janssen, bicyclist of the American Trek Segafredo team, is in sixth place, 2.47 minutes behind.
Bogacher also kept the red jersey at the end of the sixth stage of the tournament leader in time, which is sponsored by ADNOC, and the white jersey for the best young cyclist sponsored by a palm tree with a time difference of 1.49 minutes from Joao Almeida and 1.56 minutes ahead of American Poyles Nelson, while Dutch David Decker regained the green shirt for the leader With points sponsored by Etisalat, who scored 57 points, two points ahead of second-placed Tadi Bogacher, and Tony Gallopin kidnapped the French AG2R Citroen team, the black jersey for the middle-speed stage sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation after raising his first place to 33 points ahead of Belgian Thomas De recruited second-placed cyclist Lotto Sotodal with 18 points, and Joao Almeida, who finished third with 16 points.