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UAE Tour. Stage 6. Race GC played on Jebel Jais

The general classification of the inaugurate UAE Tour has been played today on the slopes of a 20-km-long climb Jebel Jais. Despite a very high pace of the peloton and long climb, quite a big group managed to come all together to the final kilometer of the stage to sprint for stage 6 victory: the Slovenian Primoz Roglic outsprinted Tom Dumoulin and David Gaudu to cement his overall lead and practically to secure his final GC win.

Astana Pro Team did a very nice race as Daniil Fominykh and Dmitriy Gruzdev worked hard in front of the peloton to help to chase the early breakaway. Later, on the final climb Astana had three riders in the main group with just 2 kilometers to go: Jan Hirt, Gorka Izagirre and Davide Villella all stayed up there in the peloton. In the final uphill sprint Jan Hirt did his best and finished 13th. This result allowed the Astana rider to move up to 12th position in the general classification.

- We did our best in this stage. We had two riders, who could do well today, Gorka Izagirre and Jan Hirt. Both riders stayed well in the main group and in the end they gave all to finish as high as possible. This was all we could do today, so, we have nothing to regret about, - said Dmitri Sedoun.

The final 7th stage of the UAE Tour will be held tomorrow: 145 km from Dubai Safari Park to City Walk.

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