UAE Tour: Pogacar docked 10 seconds for Polanc push

Race leader Tadej Pogacar of Team UAE Emirates celebrates on the podium after the sixth stage of the UAE Cycling Tour From Dubai Deira Islands to Dubai Palm Jumeriah on February 26 2021 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images
Tadej Pogačar of Team UAE Emirates is UAE Tour leader after the sixth stage (Image credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Image)

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) can almost taste the overall victory at the UAE Tour, despite seeing his lead cut by a 10-second penalty ahead of the final stage.

The stage 3 winner finished safely in the peloton on Palm Jumeirah on Friday, but he and teammate Jan Polanc were later sanctioned by the UCI commissaires for 'pushing another rider'.

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