UAE Team Emirates raced a textbook finale up Jebel Hafeet to help Tadej Pogačar to a third consecutive victory at their home race.
'Today we came up short but not through any lack of effort' says Ineos rider after finishing second overall.
Sprinters miscalculate the chase as the break wins ahead of the final GC battle in Saturday's mountaintop finale at Jebel Hafeet.
The UAE Tour race leader suffered a rear flat with just over six kilometers to go but raced back on before the finale.
Late-race puncture nearly costs Tadej Pogačar the leader's jersey as straight-ahead sprint stage sees some drama.
The final climb was not challenging enough to drop Ganna who sits two seconds behind Pogačar in the overall.
Tadej Pogačar takes the stage, Luke Plapp is almost at a loss for words, and Filippo Ganna and Adam Yates remain in the GC frame.
Defending champ said TT was ‘a really fast course and it was a flying pace.’
Ganna finishes seven seconds back on Bissegger as Tom Dumoulin, Tadej Pogačar top the GC pack ahead of summit finish Wednesday.
Tadej Pogačar's road to Tour de France triple starts in the Emirates as top GC racers elbow a who's-who of sprinters.
The omicron variant is catching out riders and teams at a much higher pace than during the first two seasons of the pandemic.
The two-time Tour de France winner tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
Race organizers confirm the 20 starting teams, with Cofidis opting out of the men's WorldTour opener.
Our VeloNews European team picks the rivalries they will be watching on the road in 2022.
Ayuso is already snapping at Pogačar's heels in his first full season with UAE Emirates and has eyes on surpassing the Slovanian sometime soon.
Spanish all-rounder wants to help Tadej Pogačar and help himself following Movistar exit.
For the first time in over a decade, the final time trial has been axed in favor of a sprint stage.
We examine Tadej Pogačar’s Strava KOMs and why everyone’s talking about them.
Despite the latest coronavirus wave, officials confirm the route details for the WorldTour opener in February.
Staffers, teammates, believe Pogačar has plenty more to come as he enters ambitious 2022 season including a Flanders debut and grand tour double.
From Tadej Pogačar and Remco Evenepoel to Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde – here's who's racing where, and what it all means.
Can the combination of three former podium finishers, Sepp Kuss, and Wout van Aert be enough to win the Tour? Jumbo-Visma is hoping so.
Tadej Pogačar has some big targets ahead.
Pogačar will make his Flanders debut this season as he takes ever-increasing form to Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and more.
Riders have come and gone, but Eddy Merckx remains the reference point in elite men's racing.
Our European road crew looks back at the highs and lows of the 2021 season.
Our editors weigh in on the 21 must-know, heavy-hitting headlines of 2021 and why they matter: Part two.
Two-time Tour de France winner beats fellow WorldTour pro Luka Mezgec at inaugural Ciklokros Ljubljana.
How the concept of rider 'value' will change the composition of the WorldTour in the near future
The 2019 winner said the long, closing time trial is giving him second thoughts about a return to the Tour de France, but vowed to follow team orders.
Australian ex-pro joined the team in 2019 and helped Tadej Pogačar emerge as a Tour de France powerhouse.
Lead sport director Rik Verbrugghe promises the team is also betting on developing talent: 'Everyone wants to find the next Tadej Pogačar.'
Not content with 'just' the Tour de France, Slovenian star outlines 2022 ambitions that also include the Vuelta a España, four monuments, and the worlds.
Thomas remains motivated to beat Slovenian duo, doesn't rule out return to classics before retirement.
You could fill a book with all the drama and action from the 2021 season, but VeloNews has picked just seven moments. Which moments made the cut?
British star leaves hospital following crash in velodrome, Tour de France champion wins international prize.
The 2021 road season was record-breaking and record-equaling at times — here are some of the key stats and figures that made the year.
Roundtable: Giro d'Italia boss Mauro Vegni challenges the Slovenian superstar to take on one of cycling's most elusive challenges, but is it worth it?
The Giro d'Italia continues to deliver drama and innovation, so how does it stack up against the Tour de France and Vuelta a España? Our editors dig in.
Giro d'Italia champ returns to German lab that helped him recover from his back injury in 2020 with an eye on Tour de France showdown with Tadej Pogačar.
Portuguese talent will see support and leadership duties in a five-year deal with UAE Team Emirates beginning in 2022.
Here are five of the hottest stories of 2021 and what they could mean for the years to come.
Pogačar and van Vleuten came out top, but who won and lost lower down the ranking? From Cavendish and Carapaz to Vollering and Vos, these are the takeaways.
Ex-pro is impressed with Tadej Pogačar and believes Enric Mas will carry the Spanish torch into the next decade.
Have Tour de France organizers delivered a course that's meant to derail Tadej Pogačar? Or is the Slovenian slugger built for any speed?
With COVID-19 sidelining racing in Australia, the UAE Tour will open the WorldTour for the second year in a row.
The UAE Emirates powerplay, old allies at Astana, and more: Transfer-season big spenders and what it means for 2022
Here's a look at which men's teams have spent big to transform their rosters for 2022 — and how it will impact the peloton.
Two-time Tour champ talks Merckx, the classics, and pushes back at doubters in wide-ranging interview with Spanish media.
Tour de France organizers have built a course designed to disrupt and unsettle two-time champion Pogačar at every turn.
The defending champ is "really looking forward" to racing the 2022 Tour.
What Tadej Pogačar, Annemiek van Vleuten, Mark Cavendish and other stars said about the Tour de France courses
Here's what the biggest stars in the peloton said about the routes for Tour de France Femmes and Tour de France for 2022.
Four-time Tour de France winner also reveals his deal with Israel Start-Up Nation ends in 2022.
Pogačar punched into the record books with storming win at Il Lombardia – but as far as he's concerned, he's just riding his bike.
The two-time Tour de France winner now has as many Monuments to his name, but he’s struggled with his form since the summer.
Pogačar outsprints Fausto Masnada after attacking solo at 35km to go, scores second monument of the year after also winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
It's not often Roglič and Evenepoel have raced each other. Both are on red-hot form, so who will come out top at Il Lombardia on Saturday?
Tadej Pogačar, Primož Roglič, Julian Alaphilippe, and Remco Evenepoel are just a few of the stars set to contest the last Monument of 2021.
The Tour winner's first foray into the design world represents his ice cold mindset and burning legs with a dose of high tech security for good measure.
World championships notebook: Tadej Pogačar back among mere mortals, and who’s more popular, Remco Evenepoel or Wout van Aert?
Remco Evenepoel says his power now is even better than before his crash last year at Il Lombardia as fans show up en masse for worlds opener.
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, September 18.
Can Primož Roglič or Tadej Pogačar become first grand tour champs in 32 years to win a road race world title?
Greg LeMond was the last reigning grand tour champion to claim a world title back in 1989. Can Roglič or Pogačar end the drought?
Ganna, Küng, Van Aert, Evenepoel, and Pogačar are among the big names that will battle for gold in the men's TT.
Primož Roglič to sit out world championships time trial, Tadej Pogačar to ride TT, road race for Slovenia
Olympic champion Roglič to sit out worlds time trial before joining Pogačar and Matej Mohorič for road race.
Cycling's ‘Big Three’ split the grand tours between them in 2021, but will they end up in a ‘Battle Royale’ next year at the Tour de France?
From Olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer's return to racing to Filippo Ganna in the time trial, to Tadej Pogačar's form ahead of the worlds.
Colombian star leaves door open on Pogačar clash even as he continues to fight in the Vuelta a España that he admits he likely won't win.
European and world championships and debut at Il Lombardia are targets in second half of 2021.
Here's what's making headlines on Tuesday, August 17.