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Re: UAE Tour
« on: February 25, 2019, 13:28 »
Stage 2 turned out to be a very windy one, with echelon midway through, splitting the bunch in pieces for a while - but everything came back together fairly quickly for the expected sprint finish in Abu Dhabi

Before the race #uae Kristoff sounded a bit worried about his leadout abilities, as he had not done one since his very early days at Katusha, but it worked out pretty well. He launched Gaviria at the right time, and no one was able to get past.

“It was a very difficult sprint because there are a lot of strong riders here for sprinting. But my teammates did a really good job, notably in the crosswinds when the peloton split. At the end, I got a perfect lead-out from Kristoff. It's very important for us to win here as a team. The UAE is my new home”, Gaviria said after the stage.

Tomorrow the peloton will head into the climbs (well, it's one only) for the Jebel Hafeet MTF

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