Cycling

Roglic claims Tour of UAE title

Primoz Roglic (Getty Images)
Primoz Roglic (Getty Images)

Dubai - Slovenia's Primoz Roglic won the Tour of the UAE on Saturday after leading since the opening day of the competition.

The Team Jumbo Visma racer clinched victory after the seventh and final 145km sprint stage beating Movistar's Spaniard Alejandro Valverde by 31 seconds overall and Groupama FDJ's Frenchman David Gaudu in third place.

Ireland's Sam Bennett won the final day of action which ended in Dubai as countryman Dan Martin finished in seventh place.

"It was windy at the start but we (the team) finished in the same way we started. It's promising for the season," 29-year-old Roglic said.

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