Tadej Pogačar took a significant win on home soil for UAE Team Emirates on stage 5 of the UAE Tour from Al Ain to Jebel Hafeet (162k).
Pogačar was first to attack with 4.5km to go, which reduced the group to six of the top placed riders. It would later come down to a battle between the top four with Pogačar and race leader Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) marking each other closely. Pogačar played it smart, marking Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) in the sprint before coming around him in the dash for the line.
His teammate, Davide Formolo, who was key in setting up the victory finished just behind in 6th place. Pogačar remains second in the overall and wears the white jersey as the leader of the young rider classification.