Alejandro Valverde won atop Jebel Hafeet for the second straight time – but enjoyed this victory even more as it was his first in the World Champion's Rainbow Jersey. The Spaniard timed his effort perfectly to come across to race leader Primoz Roglic who rode aggressively, followed by 22-year-old Frenchman David Gaudu who became the best young rider by accompanying the two established champions in the top 3, both on Stage 3's result and on GC.
1 - Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), 179km in 4h44’50”, average speed 37.706km/h
2 - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma) s.t.
3 - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ) s.t.
- The Red Jersey, sponsored by the Emirates (General individual classification by time) - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma)
- The Green Jersey, sponsored by ADNOC (General individual classification by points) - Stepan Kuriyanov (Gazprom - RusVelo)
- The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1994) - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ)
- The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Stepan Kuriyanov (Gazprom - RusVelo) - Jersey will be worn tomorrow by Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk)
1 - Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo - Visma)
2 - Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at 14"
3 - David Gaudu (Groupama - FDJ) at 31"