UAE Tour cycling 2021 - Tadej Pogacar takes overall win as Caleb Ewan seals final stage win
Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) won the final stage of the UAE Tour, but the overall victory went to Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) who managed to prevent Adam Yates, involved in a crash mid-stage, and Team Ineos from doing any real damage on the 147km stage from Yas Island to Abu Dhabi.
Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Red Leader Jersey Celebration,
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Tadej Pogacar, who was given a 10-second penalty heading into the final stage for pushing another rider, took overall victory with a time of 24h 00' 28" after neutralising Adam Yates and Ineos Grenadiers amid the crosswinds.
As the final 40km approached, Yates - in his first race for his new team - was brought down in a crash in the peloton.
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The defending champion landed face-first on the road alongside a number of his Ineos Grenadiers team-mates, but did get back on his bike and raced on.
Highlights: Caleb Ewan takes final stage as Tadej Pogacar wins overall title
1. Caleb Ewan (AUS) Lotto - Soudal 3:18:29
2. Sam Bennett (IRL) Deceuninck - Quick-Step "
3. Phil Bauhaus (GER) Bahrain Victorious "
4. Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Deceuninck - Quick-Step "
5. Cees Bol (NED) Team DSM "
6. André Greipel (GER) Israel Start-Up Nation "
7. Andrea Vendrame (ITA) AG2R - Citroën Team "
8. Luka Mezgec (SLO) Team BikeExchange "
9. Riccardo Minali (ITA) Intermarché - Wanty - "
10. Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) Astana - Premier Tech "
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) UAE Team Emirates 24:00:28
2. Adam Yates (GBR) INEOS Grenadiers +35
3. João Almeida (POR) Deceuninck - Quick-Step +1:02
4. Chris Harper (AUS) Jumbo - Visma +1:42
5. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education - Nippo +1:45