Dan Martin: Expect fireworks and tricky tactics in UAE Tour finale

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Dan Martin believes that Tuesday's stage 3 summit finish on Jebel Hafeet is likely to decide the overall winner of the first UAE Tour . However, he says that the length and potential wind on the newly introduced Jebel Jais during stage 6 a few days later will make for a tactically difficult finale to the race. Martin ( UAE Team Emirates ) recced some of the route ahead of the race start and is one of the few riders who has seen both summit finishes – with Movistar's Alejandro Valverde another. Jebel Hafeet is half the distance of Jais – at 10 kilometres - while its gradients are much less steady, and Martin is expecting the fireworks to come on that climb. "I've seen both climbs. Jebel Hafeet suits me and then the longer climb on stage 6 will depend on how the wind is. I think with the ...

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