Bissegger wins UAE time trial as Pogacar settles for fourth

3. Pogacar
Stefan Bissegger of EF Education First celebrates on the podium after winning the third stage of the UAE cycling tour in Ajman on February 22, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates — Switzerland's Stefan Bissegger won the third stage of the UAE Tour, a 9km time trial in Ajman, on Tuesday, as Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar finished fourth.اضافة اعلان

EF Education rider Bissegger completed the course in nine minutes and 43 seconds, edging out world time trial champion Filippo Ganna by seven seconds.

Jumbo-Visma's Tom Dumoulin, racing for the first time this season, was seven seconds further back in third.

Slovenian Pogacar, who recently recovered from a bout of COVID-19, showed strong form to put himself in a good position to defend his overall title.

Bissegger now leads the general classification, with Pogacar lurking in fifth, 18secs back.

Wednesday's fourth stage is a 181km ride to Jebel Jais, ending with a summit finish.

Read more Sports