Yesterday, the Emirates team rider, Slovenian Tade Bogacher, won the fourth stage of the UAE Tour 2022, at the top of Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, to achieve a great victory in the fourth edition of the Tour, the only global race in the Middle East, on the agenda of the International Cycling Union, which is organized by the Council of Abu Dhabi Sports.
The holder of the title of the last edition came to the fore in the general standings of the current edition, after four stages, as part of his efforts to score his second successive victory in the title, with three stages remaining in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai and Al Ain. Bogacher, the Tour de France 2020 and 2021 champion, clocked 4:49:24 hours at the moment of reaching the finish line of the 181-kilometre race, ahead of his main competitor, Ineos Grenadiers, Briton Adam Yates, the fourth stage runner, and Russian Alexander Vlasov. From the Bora Hansgrohe team.
Bugacher won the red shirt, sponsored by the International Holding Company, for the leader of the tour at the end of the fourth stage (Berjeel Medical City), with a total time of 14:02:34 hours, just two seconds ahead of the Italian Filippo Gana, of the Ineos team, who maintained the position. Second in the overall standings for the second stage in a row, with Vlasov advancing to third place, 13 seconds behind Bogacher.
As for Adam Yates, one of the most prominent contenders for the UAE Tour 2022 title, he advanced from 10th place to fourth place in the standings, 15 seconds behind the first, behind him by the American Nelson Paulis, and the Portuguese Joao Almeida from the Emirates team.
The stage was launched from the Fujairah Castle, in the presence of Sheikh Saif bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Free Zone Authority, who gave the start of the fourth stage of the Emirates Tour, and was attended by Colonel Saleh Mohammed Abdullah, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department in Fujairah Police. Honoring the supporting and cooperating bodies in the Emirate of Fujairah.
The coronation ceremonies were attended and participated in handing over the winners shirts in the fourth stage, the Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb, the Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Aref Hamad Al-Awani, the CEO of Marjan Abdullah Al-Abdouli, and the Director of the Media and Public Relations Department in the General Command of Ras Al Khaimah Police Colonel Corn Abdullah Ahmed bin Salman Al-Nuaimi, and many officials.
The fifth stage will be held today, and it is called “Al Marjan Island stage”, for a distance of 182 km, starting from Ras Al Khaimah, heading to Umm Al Quwain, then across the desert again, to reach Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, which is also a speed stage, on straight and paved roads, but Features the effect of the wind on the riders.
• Bugacher won the red jersey for the leader of the tour at the end of the fourth stage (Berjeel Medical City).
• 182 km distance of the fifth stage (Al Marjan Island), which is being held today.
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