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Jaww, Tuesday, February 4th 2020 – After a breathtaking day highlighting some of the beauties of Saudi Arabia, Rui Costa claimed the first “windy” stage of the inaugural Saudi Tour. The Portuguese made the best of the final uphill kilometre to conquer his first victory of the season beating Heinrich Haussler and Nacer Bouhanni to the line in Jaww. The former road World Champion becomes the first leader of the 5-day event and will be proudly carrying the green jersey on tomorrow’s stage.

Stage classification

1. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) 03h52’12’’

2. Heinrich Haussler (Bahrain-McLaren) +00’’

3. Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa-Samsic) +00’’

General classification

1. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

2. Heinrich Haussler (Bahrain-McLaren) +01’’

3. Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa-Samsic) +06’’