Dylan Groenewegen wins all-star sprint on UAE Tour stage 5

Remco Evenepoel lengthens his lead in the general classification over Luke Plapp

Dylan Groenewegen wins stage 5 of the UAE Tour 2023
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri / Getty)

In a stage that threatened in its closing stages to be split by crosswinds Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-AlUla) came through to win the hotly contested sprint against a gaggle of the best sprinters in the world.

The Jayco-AlUla rider timed his jump to perfection to best Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) to the finish.

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