“It was really great. We did a perfect job throughout the week. I’m super happy with my shape and with the shape of the team,” Pogačar said after the stage.
“With the result, I’m maybe a little bit surprised, but I knew that my level is good. In this race, I felt really strong, and I hope I can feel as strong in the next races. Just to continue the season [as it has been] until now.”
The UAE Team Emirates tried to make it five wins in five stages by delivering Alessandro Covi to a perfect position. That provided the fans with an unusual sight of Tadej Pogačar leading the peloton and his team with 3 km to go. However, despite the great lead-out, it wasn’t meant to be for Covi. Omar Fraile (Ineos Grenadiers) accelerated down the finish flat and claimed his first win since the Spanish national title in 2021. Vuelta a Andalucia results
> Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) – 21:05:02
Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) + 01:18
Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) + 01:23
Carlos Rodriguez (INEOS Grenadiers) + 01:39 Enric Mas (Movistar Team) + 02:02 Tao Geoghegan Hart (INEOS Grenadiers) + 02:47 Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) + 03:05 Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) + 03:23 Andreas Kron (Lotto Dstny) + 03:40 Pavel Sivakov (INEOS Grenadiers) + 03:57
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