Tadej Pogačar won the queen stage of the UAE Tour and secured the GC win in his UAE Team Emirates' home race.
The peloton reacted too late in the last ten kilometres, robbing a chance for the sprinters to fight for the win, with 19-year-old Czech Mathias Vacek taking a surprise win and three Gazprom - RusVelo riders finishing in the top 5. This is the most unexpected outcome of a race in 2022 so far.
Jasper Philipsen, who is showing incredible consistency in sprints, was able to win once again, taking his second victory in the UAE Tour 2022 after Stage 5.
The UAE-Emirates mountain train went full-gas today, following orders from their team leader Tadej Pogačar. It was not all smooth sailing, with the Slovenian having to mark multiple attacks by himself but at the end he won the bunch sprint easily on the Jebel Jais climb (18.8 km, 5.7%), taking also the leader's jersey.
Filippo Ganna is no longer invincible on short and flat time-trials. The young Swiss rider, Stefan Bissegger overthrew the World Champion after an impressive ride, winning his fourth World-Tour stage in 11 months.
Mark Cavendish is unstoppable in a long headwind sprint even at age 36. The Manx Missile launched his sprint early with 260 meters to go, surprising Sam Bennett and only having yesterday's victor Jasper Philipsen as a challenger.
The world's best sprinters are back in the Middle East, fighting in the UAE Tour. Jasper Philipsen won stage 1 in a chaotic sprint after deviating to the right side and closing the door for Dylan Groenewegen.