Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid greets UAE Tour cyclists in Dubai - in pictures

Sixth stage of race goes from Deira Island to Palm Jumeirah on Friday

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, greeted riders before the start of the penultimate stage of the UAE Tour in Dubai on Friday.

The sixth stage is a 165-kilometre long flat course that explores the city of Dubai. It starts from Deira Islands and follows the path of the Dubai Creek, passing by Meydan before joining Jumeirah Road.

The route then heads in the direction of the desert, taking the Al Qudra cycle path before returning to the city via the Jumeirah Islands and to the finish at Palm Jumeirah.

Jumbo-Visma’s Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard won stage five of the tour at the summit of Jebel Jais. UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar extended his lead in General Classification to 45 seconds on Thursday.