UAE Tour 2019: Look behind the scenes of Stage 4 Dubai

By Angel Chan

DUBAI 28 February 2019: Australia’s Caleb Ewan made an impressive in stage 4 of the UAE Tour on Wednesday, his first World Tour win. He finished the 197km-stage from Palm Jumeirah to Hatta Dam in 4:27:07.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended Stage 4 of the UAE Tour.

The Australian powered up the uphill finish and crossed the line two seconds ahead of Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo) and Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma).

“I knew coming into this stage with all the fast sprinters in this race, today would be my best chance for my first win of the year because of the uphill finish,” Ewan said.

“It’s always hard to get the first win of the year and with the change of teams and everything, it’s good to get the first one in the bag. Hopefully, this gets the ball rolling for the year,” added Ewan The UAE Tour continues on Thursday with the 181km fifth stage from Flag Island to Khor Fakkan and concludes on Saturday with the 145km seventh stage from Dubai Safari Park to City Walk.

Dubai Gazette