Gaudu left with no regrets after UAE Tour mountains

UAE Tour 2020 2nd Edition 5th stage Al Ain Jebel Hafeet 162 km 27022020 David Gaudu FRA Groupama FDJ photo Dario BelingheriBettiniPhoto2020
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) finishes atop Jebel Hafeet (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) put in a hugely spirited performance on stage 5 of the UAE Tour to finish fourth atop Jebel Hafeet for the second time in three days. The result keeps Gaudu in fourth overall and 15 seconds off a podium place with two days to go.

The young French climber, who will ride as Thibaut Pinot's wingman in the mountains during this year's Tour de France, formed part of an elite group on the final climb of today's stage.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.