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Roglic strengthens UAE Tour lead with another podium
27 februar 2019
Third in Hatta Dam behind Ewan and Moschetti, Team Jumbo-Visma's Slovenian holds 21” lead on Valverde
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
Primoz Roglic adds another podium to his UAE Tour collection. The Team Jumbo-Visma Slovenian placed third in stage 4, 197 km from Palm Jumeirah to Hatta Dam on Wednesday, February 27th. The 29-year-old GC leader, equipped with Oltre XR4, finished the race in 4:27:07, two seconds behind Caleb Ewan and with the same time of runner-up Matteo Moschetti. Thanks to this good display Roglic gained seconds on his closest rivals on GC: Spaniard Alejandro Valverde sits 21 seconds behind, whilst French David Gaudu slipped down to a 48-second gap.
UAE Tour's leader since the opening stage, a TTT won by Team Jumbo Visma, Roglic had previously grazed win in stage 3, 179 km with finish in Jebel Hafeet, closed in second position behind Valverde.
Bianchi supplies the Team Jumbo-Visma with four models engineered with the Bianchi CV system powered by Countervail: 
•             Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control 
•             Specialissima, the ultralight frame, perfect for GC riders, it’s extra stiff for increased traction and stability at high speeds, and maximum control on the descents 
•             Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke 
•             Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, providing remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reducing muscular fatigue