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UAE Tour 2022 stage 5

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the fifth stage here at the UAE Tour.

We join the action just as things start to kick off during this 182km stage from Ras al Khaimah Corniche to Al Marjan Island...

139km to go

A decent gap between the two groups now.

10 seconds between the lead group of around 30 riders and the rest of the peloton.

Ganna, Dumoulin, Plapp are among the riders in the second group.

Bora-Hansgrohe and EF-Easypost doing work in the front group.

Just a minute up the road to the breakaway now. 

133km to go

Bahrain and Ineos working in group two.

We're approaching the first intermediate sprint of the day.

131km to go

10-15 seconds between the leaders and the second group, which is being driven by Ineos.

Philipsen takes the intermediate sprint ahead of Pogačar, who grabs two bonus seconds.

129km to go

Pogačar's GC lead is up from two to four seconds over Ganna now.

Riders trying again to breakaway after it all came back together.

Johnatan Cañaveral and Alessandro Tonelli are the men for Bardiani. Pavel Kochetkov and Dmitry Strakhov up there for Gazprom.

123km to go

51 green jersey points for Philipsen after that sprint. He leads Pogačar (44) and Strakhov (43). The Russian is still in charge of the intermediate sprint points classification, though.

119km to go

Alpecin-Fenix now with a few riders at the front of the peloton. 2:40 to the break.

A look at the split in the peloton a little earlier on today.

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert also on the front of the peloton.

103km to go

All calm in the peloton at the moment as the riders pass the 100km to go mark.

3:15 for the breakaway now.

Under 10km to go until the second intermediate sprint of the day.

Alpecin-Fenix and Ineos Grenadiers control the peloton.

90km to go

Kochetkov leads out the sprint with Strakhov in his wheel...

Tonelli tries to go around the outside and Strakhov launches in response.

Strakhov takes it as Kochetkov beats Tonelli to second place.

86km to go

Alpecin-Fenix continue to control the peloton for Jasper Philipsen. Ineos Grenadiers are lined out behind them.

Here's our current breakaway, the second of the day.

77km to go

Ineos and EF working on the front.

65km to go

Ineos Grenadiers are trying to drive it along now. The riders are heading back north-east through the desert, back in the opposite direction of where they were when the race split apart earlier.

60km to go

QuickStep, EF, Ineos among the teams driving the front.

No splits in the peloton despite the attempts from various teams at the front.

54km to go

The wind is blowing in off the Gulf at the moment, hitting the riders from their left-hand side. It's not particularly strong at the moment, though.

Here's a wind map for this area.

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Nothing going on at the moment...

42km to go

A look back at yesterday's stage...

40km to go

Now the peloton is bunched up again after that short spell of high pace. No fractures in the group.

30km to go

Kukrle has 40 seconds on the peloton.

25km to go

20km to go

14km to go

BikeExchange, Ineos, Bora, EF all up at the front now. 1:40 is the gap.

49kph in the peloton as Kukrle races along at around 45kph.

10km to go

Now the peloton splits across the road as various sprint squads battle at the front.

8km to go

7km to go

Movistar and Ineos take the front of the peloton.

Pogačar has Mikkel Bjerg with him.

6km to go

Another UAE rider is called back to help. Only two men, though, for the race leader...

5km to go

Two more men drop back for Pogačar but he's at the back of the peloton. He has to move up to the front now.

4km to go

Kukrle isn't going to make it here. Almost back with 3.5 to go.

3km to go

Now it's all down to the sprinter's teams.

Israel-Premier Tech up front now.

2km to go

Jumbo and EF also near the front.

Once again it's a total mess of sprint teams fighting for positions.

1km to go

And now Israel come back. BikeExchange assemble but are far back.

Israel split off with two men. Bora lead it out!

Philipsen vs Bennett in the finale...

It's another win for Philipsen! Kooij was just behind.

Bennett and Kooij behind him went to the barriers while Philipsen had more space to work with. The Belgian won that on pure speed.

Kooij actually edged out Bennett at the finish there.

Philipsen celebrates as he crosses the line.

Some big names – Ackermann, Cavendish, Démare (seventh), Viviani (sixth), Groenewegen – totally out of the mix at the finish today.

Here's what Philipsen said after his win today...

Top 10s for the stage and GC are up.

Philipsen takes to the podium once again.

We'll have news from race leader Tadej Pogačar coming soon, as well as our rider of the day article.

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Philipsen on the podium — he has extended his green jersey lead and looks set to take that home. One more sprint stage left to run.

That's all from our live coverage of today's fifth stage. Check back for our rider of the day and then live reporting from stage 6 tomorrow.

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