UAE Tour: Pogacar vows to fight on despite Yates demolition

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) refuses to throw in the towel at the UAE Tour despite losing out to Adam Yates on the stage 3 climb to Jebel Hafeet. The Slovenian – who started the seven-day race as the firm favourite – failed to respond when Yates launched his initial move 6km from the summit, and despite firing off his own vicious counterattack that pegged Yates back to around 15 seconds, the UAE rider crumbled to 1:03 at the line. Yates now leads the race by 1:07 ahead of Pogacar.

"Maybe I'm a bit disappointed with my ride but then I saw how good Adam was. In that heat and at full gas, it was still really good," the young Slovenian said at the finish.

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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.