Top 20 for Dunbar on Jebel Hafeet

27 Feb 2020

Top 20 for Dunbar on Jebel Hafeet

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UAE Tour - Stage five: Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet, 162km

Eddie Dunbar came home in the top 20 on the Jebel Hafeet summit finish as Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) won stage five of UAE Tour.

Dunbar finished 13th as part of a chase group behind Pogacar and race leader Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) after losing ground in the final three kilometres. 

And while disappointed not to have been in contention, after sealing a top 10 finish on stage three's identical summit finish, Dunbar hailed the hard work of his teammates as he continued to learn the role of GC leader.

He told “It felt easier today as there was a tailwind and the temperature was down, so it made climbing easier. 

“A lot more guys were feeling better and you could see that the GC group was bigger as when we got to 6km to go, there were still 20-25 guys in the lead group. That said a lot about conditions compared to last time.

“The guys did a really good job again, putting me in a good position and keeping me out of trouble all day, I did what I could but with 1.5km to go my legs went and I lost a bit of time."