Sam Bennett is unrivaled on another day with fans

The Irishman did not miss the great work of Morkov to beat Viviani and Ackermann in a stage in which there were fans. Tadej Pogacar continues to lead.


Sam Bennett is unrivaled in sprinting at the start of 2021. After failing to compete in the first leg volata against Mathieu Van der Poel after being cut off on the fans, the rest of the massive arrivals on the UAE Tour have ended with a indisputable triumph of the Irishman. In the sixth stage of the test Bennett did good the approach work of his partner Michael Morkov to win the sprint in a stage in which the Spanish Íñigo Elosegui and Luis León Sánchez were protagonists in the escape before the arrival of the fans that cut the platoon for several kilometers. After today's match, Tadej Pogacar is even closer to victory in the general classification.

The day's escape was almost started with the presence of Íñigo Elosegui, Luis León Sánchez, the combative Lutsenko, Attila Valter, Matthieu Ladagnous and Tony Gallopin, who was looking for the classification of intermediate sprints. The six escapees came to have 3:40 on the peloton before the tension began in the peloton. And it is that 67 kilometers from the finish line Bora-Hansgrohe and Deceuninck Quick-Step accelerated the march and with the help of the wind they managed to form a large cut in the peloton. During several kilometers there were moments of tension, although 50 kilometers from the finish line the two groups came together again. A fight in the platoon that significantly reduced the options of the six escapees, who were caught 25 kilometers from the finish line.

After an attempt at the heroic Dmitriy Gruzdev, who was hunted 10 down, the sprinters' teams began preparing the trains for their sprinters and the Deceuninck Quick-Step led the way with a great Michael Morkov, who left on a tray the victory to a Sam Bennett who did not fail to sprint to add his second victory on the UAE Tour against an Elia Viviani who continues to recover sensations while Tadej Pogacar managed to retain the leader's jersey one more day before the last stage this Saturday at Yas Mall .

Classification of the sixth stage of the UAE Tour

1. Sam Bennett (IRL / Deceuninck Quick-Step) 3: 32: 23

2. Elia Viviani (ITA / Cofidis) m.t

. Pascal Ackermann (ALE / Bora-Hansgrohe) mt

4. David Dekker (NED / Jumbo-Visma) mt

5. Fernando Gaviria (COL / UAE Emirates) mt

General classification after the sixth stage of the UAE Tour

1. Tadej Pogacar (SVN / UAE Emirates) 20: 41: 49

2. Adam Yates (GBR / Ineos-Grenadiers) at 0: 45

. Joao Almeida (POR / Deceuninck Quick-Step) at 1: 12

4. Chris Harper (AUS / Jumbo-Visma) at 1: 5

5. Neilson Powless (USA / EF Education-First Nippo) at 1: 56

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