Tadej Pogacar: Anything can still happen at UAE Tour

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 3 of the UAE Tour
Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates won stage 3 of the 2021 UAE Tour (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

If it’s Jebel Hafeet at the UAE Tour, then it must be Tadej Pogačar and Adam Yates. At last year’s race, they each notched up a victory atop the mountain, and they resumed their duel on the ascent on Tuesday, with Pogačar edging out the Briton in a two-up sprint at the summit.

Twelve months ago, Yates laid the foundations for overall victory by putting a minute into Pogačar on the corresponding stage. Two days later, the UAE Team Emirates rider tried to shake off Yates but had to settle for outsprinting him at the top.

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