Alejandro Valverde times effort perfectly to win UAE Tour 2019 stage three summit finish

World champion takes his first win of the season as Primož Roglič finishes second to retain the overall lead

Alejandro Valverde wins stage three of the 2019 UAE Tour (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

World champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) produced a perfectly timed effort to win the 2019 UAE Tour's first summit finish to Jebel Hafeet on stage three, beating race leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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