The United Arab Emirates cycling tour reached stage 5 with Tour De France 2020 winner Pogacar leading the way in the Emirates. Stage 2 although I did not cover the race on the Sporting Mecca was marred by a mysterious crash by Antonio Tiberi as he finished the crossing line at speed on Stage 2. From what I see Antonio may have suffered a case of vertigo. Vertigo is a described by medical professionals as a feeling of imbalance. From the footage below you can see that Antonio was in a straight line, leaning on his handle bar so it seemed like it was a mysterious crash at best. It is common among cyclists of above 30 years of age so it was surprising to see a youngster exhibiting signs of it here. He suffered a gash on his knee as a result. I am sure the high temperatures in that part of the world contributed as well.

On to the business of the day, Day 5 saw Jonas Vingegaard win the stage. Jonas timed his late sprint to perfection having trailed until the 500 meter mark. Also finishing strong in 2nd was Pogacar who broke free from the pack to finish well.One guy who will be disappointed is Alexey Lutsenko who was in the breakaway for most of the race but did not finish in the top 10.


  • 1. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN) – Jumbo-Visma, 4:19:08
  • 2. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) – UAE Team Emirates +3
  • 3. Adam Yates (GBR) – INEOS Grenadiers
  • 4. Sergio Higuita (COL) EF Education-Nippo +5
  • 5. João Almeida (POR) Deceuninck – Quick-Step +6
  • 6. Nicholas Schultz (AUS) Team BikeExchange
  •  7. Sepp Kuss (USA) – Jumbo-Visma +8
  • 8. Wout Poels (NED) – Bahrain Victorious
  • 9. Ben Hermans (BEL) – Israel Start-Up Nation
  • 10. Geoffrey Bouchard (FRA)- AG2R – Citroën Team


  •  1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) – UAE Team Emirates 17:09:26
  •  2. Adam Yates (GBR) – INEOS Grenadiers +45
  • 3. João Almeida (POR) – Deceuninck-Quick-Step +1:12
  •  4. Chris Harper (AUS) – Jumbo – Visma +1:54
  •  5. Neilson Powless (USA) – EF Education – Nippo +1:56
  • 6. Mattias Skjelmose (DEN) – Trek – Segafredo +2:47
  •  7. Damiano Caruso (ITA) – Bahrain Victorious +2:49
  •  8. Mattia Cattaneo (ITA) – Deceuninck – Quick-Step +4:03
  • 9. Rubén Fernández (ESP) – Cofidis +4:23
  • 10. Fausto Masnada (ITA) – Deceuninck – Quick-Step +6:40


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