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Press Releases | 23.02.2023

BORA-hansgrohe misses chance in the sprint finale on stage 4 of the UAE Tour 

Today's 174 km long stage began, and after a small detour into the desert, also concluded in Dubai. As expected, the race concluded with a mass sprint at the end of a 700 m long finishing straight directly at the Dubai Marina. During the race, BORA - hansgrohe showed themselves continously active at the head of the field and kept the breakaway at a controllable distance of around 2:30 minutes. After the race came together, the squad from Raubling joined the other sprinters' teams at the head of affairs and fought for position for the sprint finale, yet came a little too late to the front in the sprint and were then slightly boxed in. With the win being taken by J. Molano, Danny van Poppel took sixth place while Sam Bennett had to be content with eighth place. 

01 J. Molano                   3:50:01
02 O. Kooij                       +0:00
03 S. Welsford                   +0:00
06 D van Poppel                +0:00
08 S. Bennett                     +0:00

From the Finish Line 
"It was a long day and everyone knew that the victory would be decided in a sprint. We are still analysing where and what we were lacking in the finale. But we definitely made it to the front too late. In the finishing straight the guys were a bit blocked in the headwind and Danny could never really get going with Sam on his back wheel. Of course, the result is miles away from what we hoped for today, as we really expected a lot in the finale. Tomorrow we'll have another chance and we'll see how we can do it better then." - Bernhard Eisel, Sports Director

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