The summit of Jebel Hafeet (10.8 km at 5.7%) welcomed the finish of the seventh and final stage of the UAE Tour (2.UWT) this Saturday. The contenders for the general classification had one final opportunity to change the order atop this sole difficulty of the day, whose foot featured after 138 kilometers of completely flat crossing.
With almost 30 degrees on the thermometer, the final climb was made at a very high pace and riders would quickly drop one after the other. The South African Louis Meintjes was the first rider Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux to cross the line in 19th position. He ended his first race of the season in 17th place overall.