Tim Merlier is the winner of stage 6 at UAE Tour Tim Merlier today took his second stage victory in this year’s UAE Tour; Remco Evenepoel maintains overall race lead
Stage 6 of the 2023 UAE Tour presented the riders with a 166-kilometer stage from Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi Breakwater. The stage was designed with the sprinters in mind and the peloton left Scooby-Doo and his gang behind when they took off from the start in Warner Bros. World.
A breakaway trio was formed shortly after the beginning of the stage. The breakaway group featured Larry Warbasse (AG2R-Citroen), Edward Planckaert (Alpecin-Deceuninck), and Samuele Zoccarato of Team Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizane. The escapees managed to remain ahead of the peloton until five kilometers from the finish line where they were reeled in by the chasing sprinter teams who wanted to make the most of the final sprinting opportunity in this year’s UAE Tour before tomorrow’s concluding mountain stage.
Tim Merlier proved to be the fastest man on the day as he secured a fine stage victory for his Soudal-QuickStep team. Sam Bennett finished second for his Bora-Hansgrohe outfit and yesterday’s stage winner Dylan Groenewegen took third.
"Luckily, I was able to find a small gap and start my sprint, and it was enough to take my win. It feels great to do that in the Green Jersey (being Points Competition leader),” stage winner Merlier told Roadcycling.com after taking part in the victory celebrations. “This is my third victory since the beginning […]
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