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Race Report

Pogačar leaves his mark on the Montreal GP

On the rising final straight, the Slovenian beat Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Andrea Bagioli (QuickStep-Alpha Vinyl) in a five-man sprint, honoring the great work done by his teammates in the last 80 km. of the race, when the jerseys of the Emirati team gathered to the head of the group, keeping the pace high to make the race tough. The efforts of the men led by DS Simone Pedrazzini paid off in the last of the 18 laps of the Canadian city circuit (221.4 km), when 11 km from the finish, on the Cote Camilien-Houde (2.3 km 6.3%), Pogačar took flight with Wout Van Aert, Andrea Bagioli, Adam Yates (Ineo-Grenadiers) and David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ).
In the sprint, the UAE Team Emirates captain waited for Gaudu to kick off the sprint to launch his Colnago towards the finish line, overtaking the Frenchman and no longer being threatened by any opponent. Today’s is the second success in the Montreal GP for UAE Team Emirates, a race won in 2017 by Diego Ulissi.

 

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