Roglic strengthens UAE Tour lead with another podium
27 february 2019
Third in Hatta Dam behind Ewan and Moschetti, Team Jumbo-Visma's Slovenian holds 21” lead on Valverde
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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.
TEAM JUMBO-VISMA'S BIANCHI CV MODELS
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