Viviani changes tactic to win at UAE Tour

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) wins stage 5 at UAE Tour

After being beaten by Fernando Gaviria ( UAE Team Emirates ) on stage 2 of the UAE Tour , Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) was able to turn the tables three days later on the seafront in Khor Fakkan and beat his former teammate and track racing rival. The win is Viviani’s 70th of his professional career and the third of the 2019 season after victories at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and Tour Down Under last month. Deceuninck-QuickStep used their leadout train to full effect on Thursday afternoon in Khor Fakkan before Viviani made his late run to the line. Viviani had to navigate around his slower rivals, with sprinters all across the road, but came through to take the win by a similar margin to what he had lost by only a few days ago. “[Fabio] Sabatini and [Michael] Morkov did a really amazing job so ...

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