We are delighted with another win from Tadej on Thursday’s fifth stage on UAE Tour to Jebel Hafeet. Tadej was on the final climb in the full attack mode but leader in GC Adam Yates managed to hold on the pace. It was about the final sprint that decided the winner of the day. Lutsenko had better position in the last corner but Tadej sprinted to the line as long as possible and achieved another fantastic win. Tadej took 6 bonus seconds and now the lead of Yates is minute and a second. There are two stages left in UAE Tour.

“It was and amazing win. On the climb I tried to attack over five times but I saw Yates was strong so I played it smart and waited for the sprint. I started the sprint quite early because I knew the last corner was crucial. We took the corner side by side but I kept fighting and pushing until the line. I saw the gap in the last metres and I threw the bike and won in the end. The whole team worked perfectly today. This was my first big goal of the year and a home win for the team is really incredible.”