Search DubaiPRNetwork.com

Home >> Entertainment

A Pure Class Performance From Pogacar as He Earns His Second Stage Win at La Vuelta

A Pure Class Performance From Pogacar as He Earns His Second Stage Win at La Vuelta

Saturday, September 7, 2019/ Editor -  

Share

Home >> Entertainment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 07, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar put on another display of sheer brilliance during stage 13 of La Vuelta, and in doing so took his second stage win in just five days. The unbelievable result also launched the 20-year-old star into third place in the overall classification and into the white ‘Youth Classification’ jersey.
 
The day didn’t start out well for the Emirati formation, with news that Fabio Aru would retire from La Vuelta after experiencing muscular damage in his leg that was worsening as the race went on. However, all that was forgotten as the stage reached the business end and a select group of 29 GC riders hit the bottom of Las Machucos – the seventh categorized climb of the afternoon. With 6.5km of constant climbing - and sections featuring brutal gradients in excess of 25% - it was always going to be a true test of the strongest riders in the bunch.
 
With 6kms to go Nairo Quintana was the first of the GC contenders to attack, as he closed the gap on Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) who had attempted to solo away a few kilometres earlier. However Pogacar, and his Slovenian rival Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma), proved too strong for everyone as they accelerated away from the bunch and reeled in both Quintana and Latour with less than 2kms to go. With the finish line in touching distance Pogacar managed to find another gear, riding Roglic off his wheel and crossing the line first to take his 7th win and UAE Team Emirates’ 24th win of the season. 
 
Pogacar now sits just over three minutes behind the race leader Roglic and 46” off a second place spot, behind World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). He also leads Miguel Angel Lopez by 17” at the top of the Youth Classification.
 
On his current form Pogacar said: 'At the start I didn't know I would feel so good on the last climb. In fact, I just wanted to survive because after stage 7, my goal was simply to not lose too much time. But in the end it was an incredible day for me. When I heard over the radio that nobody was following me and Roglic, I realised that it was a good opportunity to go for the stage. And with Roglic it's always difficult to go against him because he's really strong. I could do that today and I'm really, really happy.'
 
Stage 13 Results:
1. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 4:28:26
2. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo Visma st
3. Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale +0:27
 
GC Standings after Stage 13:
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo Visma 40:29:28
2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar +2:25”
3. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates +3:01”
 
 
 
 

Previous in Entertainment

Next in Entertainment


Home >> Entertainment Section

Latest Press Release

Foreo Reveals 5 Ways to De-Stress Your Skin

SCCI, SIB Hold Virtual Meeting to Discuss Banking Sector Trends to Face the Curr ...

Ras Al Khaimah Government Launches Integrated Stimulus Package to Support the Em ...

Dubai Culture Welcomes More Than 2,300 Students in Virtual Guided Tours at Etiha ...

ADEK's Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program Goes Virtual

WTTC Launches Safe Travels Protocols for Aviation, Airports, MICE and Tour Opera ...

Ethical JLT Salon THT is Supporting those whose Jobs have been affected during ...

Understanding COVID-19's Impact on the Transport Industry

SCAD Building Materials Price Report Construction Labour Costs and Diesel Price ...

Karl Lagereld Drives Digital Innovation With Launch of the “Maison Karl Lagerfe ...

Sony Middle East and Africa and Gearbox team up to offer rental services of late ...

80th Anniversary of Maserati's Targa Florio Victory Maserati Tests an Mc20 Proto ...

Tips for Keeping Your Smartphone Clean

Al-Futtaim Technologies Implements Genesys Remote Working Solutions to Ensure Bu ...

Airline Debt to Balloon by 28%

GEMS Innovation Awards 2020 Recognise Young Innovators after Virtual Showdown

HONOR MagicBook Series is Perfect for Fashion Forward, Design Conscious Individu ...

Al Majid Motors Announces the Arrival of All-New Kia K5 Fastback Sedan in the UA ...

Danube Group Chairman Files Case With Dubai Police Against Scam Star for Faking ...

Ericsson's USA 5G Factory: Staffed by Professionals – Trained by VR