Yates climbs to second in UAE

23 Feb 2021

Yates climbs to second in UAE

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UAE Tour - Stage 3 » Al Ain › Jebel Hafeet, 166km

Adam Yates put in a strong ride on the first summit finish of the UAE Tour, moving up to second place overall.

The Brit is a previous winner on the Jebel Hafeet summit and launched his move with four kilometres to go, distancing a number of contenders on the steep slopes.

A number of accelerations were unable to dislodge overnight leader Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates), with the pair heading into the final kilometre together.

At the finish the Tour de France winner edged ahead to take the win, extending his advantage to 43 seconds over Yates.

The Grenadiers pushed the pace into the foot of the climb, before Brandon Rivera took it up impressively. Daniel Martinez took a turn before Yates launched a move that blew the race apart.