Roglic Extends Uae Tour Lead But Trails Valverde On Jebel Hafeet

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) on the final climb of stage 3 UAE Tour

Francis Bacon once said that knowledge is power, and it proved to be the case on the slopes of Jebel Hafeet on the third stage of the UAE Tour . While Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) credited his 2018 experience in his ride to victory on Tuesday's summit finish, the first of two this week, it seemed that Primoz Roglic ( Jumbo-Visma ) was hampered by his lack of knowledge of what was to come. The Slovenian only arrived on Friday, ahead of the race start on Sunday, and did not have an opportunity to scope out the climb. Still, his Jumbo-Visma team set about not just defending his jersey on the ascent but actively looking to put his rivals out of contention as, one after the other, they drilled a tough pace on the front of the peloton. With a little over four kilometres remaining, Roglic then took up the baton ...

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