Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won the 4th stage of the UAE Tour, which ended in a mass sprint on Al Marjan Island.
Stage 4 of the UAE Tour was the longest of the race, measuring in at 204km. The stage was always going to come down to a mass sprint as very little elevation gain and wind had to be dealt with.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS ensured Giacomo Nizzolo was well placed throughout the stage as they worked to deliver the European and Italian champion to the line.
The team did a great job to bring Nizzolo into the final kilometer right up near the head of the peloton. It was a wide sweeping left bend to the line, and Bennett was the fastest today. Nizzolo crossed the line in 8th place on the stage.
The boys showed a lot of commitment today. 8th is not the result we aimed for but after today, they know they can deliver a lead out that will put Giacomo in a position to win. We will take confidence from the performance today and work hard to deliver a better result in the stages to come.Aart Vierhouten – Sport Director