© A.S.O. / Pauline Ballet

Al Bujairi, Thursday, February 6th 2020 – Second of yesterday’s stage, Phil Bauhaus got his revenge in Al Bujairi conquering an impressive bunched sprint. The German made the best of the final uphill straight suited to his power and a perfect lead out by his Bahrain-McLaren team mates Heinrich Haussler and Mark Cavendish. The 25-year-old eventually beat Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (NTT Pro Cycling Team) and Youcef Reguigui to the line. Despite being extremely active all along the day’s stage, previous race leader Rui Costa loses his green jersey to Bauhaus who now had a 3” lead with two stages to go.

Stage classification

1. Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-McLaren) 02h48’27’’

2. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (NTT Pro Cycling Team) +00’’

3. Youcef Reguigui (Terengganu Inc. TSG Cycling Team) +00’’

General classification

1. Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-McLaren)

2. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) +03’’

3. Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa-Samsic) +08’’