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UAE Tour 2022: Tadej Pogacar already seems to be one step above all the others


First race of the season and immediately a devastating show of strength. Tadej Pogacar already seems to be a step above all the others: the Slovenian has dominated the length and breadth of the UAE Tour 2022. It was the first goal of this year for the home team rider, UAE Emirates, who is went to repeat the title already obtained last year.

Despite Covid-19 which forced him to a slight stop in recent weeks, the winner of the last two Tour de France has already arrived in the best form (at least for the moment). For the opponents, and this is nothing new, it seems to be almost impossible to be able to stop him.

In the Ajman time trial a fourth position behind three pure time trials, then the uphill shows. At the top of Jebel Jais Pogacar limited himself, given the slopes that were anything but prohibitive, to a narrow sprint in which he even managed to establish himself by detachment.

The second uphill finish, in the seventh and last fraction, at Jebel Hafeet, saw the Slovenian once again excel: Adam Yates tried the assault in every way, but once again in the sprint there was not the slightest story, with a change of pace out of the ordinary.

The most important events are still far away, but Pogacar also this year seems to be in another category.