Dmitry Strakhov diagnosed having undergone five tests for coronavirus in Abu Dhabi, Pogacar posts update after 11 days in lockdown.
Pro cycling teams are being extra cautious when it comes to deciding when to deploy riders, for fear of infection, and quarantine away from family and training.
Pogačar managed to regain six seconds on Yates as a result of a time bonus for the stage win.
Yates took the stage by just over a minute ahead of Tadej Pogačar, and now leads Pogačar in the general classification.
Irishman Sean Kelly dominated pro cycling for many years. In his retirement he has commentated for Eurosport and built up a reputation as one of the most astute analysts in the sport. He speaks to VeloNews about the shining talents who may well dominate the pro ranks for years to come.
Pogacar wins debut race of the season, keeping the momentum rolling after closing out 2019 on the podium of the Vuelta a Espana.
Young Slovenian attacked with five kilometers to go to put himself into overall lead with one stage remaining.
The 21-year-old racing for UAE-Emirates, launched a last-minute attack to come around the favored Spaniard.