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2016 Dubai Tour (HC)

3rd edition: February 3 - February 6, 2016

Dubai Tour podium history | Start list | Teams Invited | 2015 edition | 2017 edition

Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4

2016 Dubai Tour map

2016 Tour of Dubai map

665 kilometers total.


4th and Final Stage: Burj Stage / February 6 Dubai International Marine Club – Burj Khalifa (132km)

Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel wins stage 4

The Course: The final stage is now a classic, with just a few changes compared to the previous editions, going through the Old and New Town. It starts in the direction of the great Meydan Racecourse to reach and cross Mushrif Park and then move to the beaches of Al Mamzar. It then runs through Deira, Al Maktoum Bridge and the entire Old Town, almost to Port Rashid, and from there enters the Jumeirah Road past the large Union Flag. Then there’s a u-turn at the Burj-al-Arab to go back to Jumeirah Road and reach the Burj Khalifa which is the finishing point.

The Race: as told by the team of stage and overall winner Marcel Kittel.

Marcel Kittel was a man on a mission on Saturday. Starting the fourth and final day of the Dubai Tour only 6 seconds behind overall leader Giacomo Nizzolo, the 27-year-old rider of Etixx – Quick-Step knew everything was still possible at the finish, where the victory and 10 potentially decisive bonus seconds were on the line. That's why his teammates came to the front inside the last 30 kilometers and took control of the bunch, in order to catch the six riders in the breakaway: Mark Christian (Team Wiggins), Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida), Roy Curvers (Giant-Alpecin), Sebastian Lander (One Pro Cycling), Jan Polanc (Lampre-Merida) and Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data).

Inside the final 5 kilometers, it all came down to a duel between Etixx – Quick-Step and Trek Factory-Segafredo for the best line, and thanks to the excellent work of his teammates, Marcel Kittel entered third in the last corner, before opening the sprint with his trademark acceleration and getting the stage victory – his second of the week and fifth in the race – ahead of Elia Viviani (Sky) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data).

"In the morning, at the technical meeting, we said it's going to be all or nothing and that we're going to focus only on the final sprint. During the stage, we stayed calm and moved to the front at the right moment. The key in the Dubai Tour is to have a strong team all the time, and I had one, which gave 100% for me. I was in an ideal position coming to the line and didn't think at all of my opponents, just focused on doing things right. Now I'm very happy", said the German, who credited his strong ride on the Hatta Dam climb as being decisive in the final outcome: "That was the most important day of the race. It was a very hard ascent, with a 17% gradient, but I was in form and wanted to show what I can do on such a tough finish."

The bonus seconds he grabbed at the Burj Khalifa finish meant that Marcel also won the general classification of the Dubai Tour, as well as the red jersey, which rewards the best rider in the points standings, and will now leave the Middle East with three victories in the bag: "It's really awesome, it gives you a fantastic feeling to cap off the week like that. We trained a lot for the Dubai Tour in the winter and we were fully committed, not only because it was my first race of the season, but also because it was an opportunity to see how the train and the lead-out work. I'm more than satisfied with the way things went and I think we can all be proud. Now I'm even more motivated, and I can't wait for the next races to come."

Complete Results:

137 kilometers raced at an average speed of 48.131 km/hr

1 Marcel Kittel Etixx - Quick-Step 2hr 50min 47sec
2 Elia Viviani Sky s.t.
3 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
4 Andrea Palini Skydive Dubai s.t.
5 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida s.t.
6 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
7 Fabio Sabatini Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
8 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
9 Erik Baska Tinkoff s.t.
10 Yanto Barker One Pro Cycling s.t.
11 Chris Opie One Pro Cycling s.t.
12 Koen De Kort Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
13 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins s.t.
14 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar s.t.
15 Silvan Dillier BMC s.t.
16 Ben Swift Sky s.t.
17 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar s.t.
18 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
19 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff s.t.
20 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar s.t.
21 Laurens De Vreese Astana s.t.
22 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
23 Soufiane Haddi Skydive Dubai s.t.
24 Philippe Gilbert BMC s.t.
25 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
26 Roy Curvers Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
27 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
28 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
29 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
30 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
31 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
32 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
33 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
34 Nikolas Maes Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
35 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
36 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
37 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida s.t.
38 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
39 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida s.t.
40 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
41 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
42 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
43 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
44 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
45 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
46 Manuel Senni BMC s.t.
47 Tom Bohli BMC s.t.
48 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
49 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
50 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
51 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida s.t.
52 Carter Jones Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
53 Andrea Guardini Astana s.t.
54 Bert De Backer Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
55 Loic Vliegen BMC s.t.
56 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
57 Caleb Fairly Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
58 Adil Jelloul Skydive Dubai s.t.
59 Kamberaj Xhuliano Skydive Dubai s.t.
60 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data s.t.
61 Hayden Mccormick One Pro Cycling s.t.
62 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
63 Marcin Bialoblocki One Pro Cycling s.t.
64 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling s.t.
65 Samuel Sanchez BMC s.t.
66 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
67 Michal Golas Sky s.t.
68 Ibrahim Al Ali Skydive Dubai s.t.
69 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
70 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
71 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
72 Giovanni Visconti Movistar s.t.
73 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
74 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
75 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
76 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
77 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
78 Javier Megias Leal Novo Nordisk s.t.
79 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
80 Michal Kolar Tinkoff s.t.
81 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
82 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana s.t.
83 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data s.t.
84 David Lozano Riba Novo Nordisk s.t.
85 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins @ 23sec
86 Francisco Mancebo Skydive Dubai s.t.
87 Ivan Santaromita Skydive Dubai s.t.
88 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo 0:00:26
89 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo 0:00:29
90 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo s.t.
91 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
92 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk 0:00:31
93 Marc Soler Movistar s.t.
94 Julien Vermote Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
95 Songezo Jim Dimension Data s.t.
96 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
97 Matteo Trentin Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
98 Iljo Keisse Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
99 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
100 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida s.t.
101 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
102 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
103 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
104 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
105 Lieuwe Westra Astana s.t.
106 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 0:00:39
107 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida s.t.
108 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:41
109 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 0:00:43
110 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins 0:00:49
111 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff s.t.
112 Tony Martin Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:54
113 Gianni Moscon Sky @ 1min 1sec
114 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo 0:01:09
115 Sebastian Lander One Pro Cycling s.t.
116 Matthew Harley Goss One Pro Cycling s.t.
117 Martin Mortensen One Pro Cycling s.t.
118 Lars Boom Astana s.t.
119 Tariq Obaid Skydive Dubai 0:01:41
120 Alex Dowsett Movistar 0:02:19

Final GC after Stage 4:

665 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.988 km/hr

1 Marcel Kittel Etixx - Quick-Step 14hr 46min 54sec
2 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo @ 4sec
3 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar 0:00:06
4 Silvan Dillier BMC 0:00:16
5 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar 0:00:23
6 Philippe Gilbert BMC 0:00:25
7 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
8 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff 0:00:28
9 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
10 Soufiane Haddi Skydive Dubai 0:00:29
11 Elia Viviani Sky 0:00:32
12 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai 0:00:33
13 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai 0:00:35
14 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida s.t.
15 Andrea Palini Skydive Dubai 0:00:41
16 Michael Gogl Tinkoff 0:00:43
17 Koen De Kort Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:44
18 Ben Swift Sky 0:00:48
19 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida 0:00:50
20 Laurens De Vreese Astana 0:00:53
21 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
22 Roy Curvers Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:58
23 Manuel Senni BMC s.t.
24 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar 0:00:59
25 Chris Opie One Pro Cycling @ 1min 0sec
26 Matteo Trentin Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:03
27 Javier Megias Leal Novo Nordisk 0:01:04
28 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:05
29 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data 0:01:09
30 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida 0:01:12
31 Giovanni Visconti Movistar 0:01:16
32 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
33 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
34 Michal Kolar Tinkoff 0:01:31
35 Marc Soler Movistar 0:01:33
36 Michal Golas Sky 0:01:36
37 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
38 Loic Vliegen BMC 0:01:41
39 Samuel Sanchez BMC s.t.
40 Tom Bohli BMC 0:01:43
41 Fabio Sabatini Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:46
42 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
43 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling s.t.
44 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
45 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff 0:02:05
46 Lars Boom Astana 0:02:08
47 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo 0:02:13
48 Adil Jelloul Skydive Dubai s.t.
49 Lieuwe Westra Astana 0:02:17
50 Nikolas Maes Etixx - Quick-Step 0:02:18
51 Ivan Santaromita Skydive Dubai 0:02:28
52 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:34
53 Caleb Fairly Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
54 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:39
55 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
57 Bert De Backer Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
58 Marcin Bialoblocki One Pro Cycling 0:02:47
59 Yanto Barker One Pro Cycling 0:02:50
60 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk 0:02:56
61 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Team Giant-Alpecin s.t.
62 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo 0:02:57
63 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 0:02:59
64 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff 0:03:05
65 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:03:07
66 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data 0:03:21
67 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 0:03:26
68 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 0:03:45
69 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
70 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
71 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:46
72 Tony Martin Etixx - Quick-Step 0:03:49
73 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana 0:03:56
74 Sebastian Lander One Pro Cycling 0:03:59
75 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida s.t.
76 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:04:14
77 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx - Quick-Step 0:04:17
78 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:04:19
79 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins 0:04:24
80 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins 0:04:37
81 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
82 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins 0:05:14
83 Carter Jones Team Giant-Alpecin 0:05:19
84 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo 0:05:20
85 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data 0:05:21
86 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo 0:05:29
87 Andrea Guardini Astana 0:05:36
88 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk 0:05:48
89 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk 0:05:52
90 Erik Baska Tinkoff 0:05:53
91 Hayden Mccormick One Pro Cycling s.t.
92 David Lozano Riba Novo Nordisk 0:05:55
93 Alex Dowsett Movistar 0:05:56
94 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk 0:06:00
95 Martin Mortensen One Pro Cycling 0:06:07
96 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk 0:06:12
97 Julien Vermote Etixx - Quick-Step 0:06:27
98 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai 0:06:36
99 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo s.t.
100 Nick Dougall Dimension Data 0:06:42
101 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 0:06:53
102 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data 0:07:12
103 Matthew Harley Goss One Pro Cycling 0:07:22
104 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai 0:08:08
105 Kamberaj Xhuliano Skydive Dubai 0:08:14
106 Ibrahim Al Ali Skydive Dubai 0:09:16
107 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo 0:09:18
108 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins 0:09:19
109 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai 0:09:42
110 Francisco Mancebo Skydive Dubai 0:10:01
111 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida 0:10:14
112 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai 0:10:39
113 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data 0:10:58
114 Gianni Moscon Sky 0:12:29
115 Iljo Keisse Etixx - Quick-Step 0:12:32
116 Nick Dougall Dimension Data 0:12:43
117 Andrew Fenn Sky 0:12:47
118 Songezo Jim Dimension Data 0:13:49
119 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins 0:17:07
120 Tariq Obaid Skydive Dubai 0:19:17

Stage 3: The Westin Stage / February 5 Dubai International Marine Club – Hatta Dam (172km)

Juan Jose Lobato

Juan José Lobato wins at Hatta Dam

The Course: It’s the hardest stage of Dubai tour, 172km on a course which replicates almost entirely the inaugural edition stage, with the addition of the harder final climb of Hatta Dam, as experienced in 2015. It’s characterized by long stretches in the desert crossing the two neighboring Emirates of Sharjah and Ras-al-Khaimah. Once it has left the last buildings in Dubai, the stage will touch Labab, Al Madam and Al Malahia on the road to Hatta where, before facing the finale, riders will face two climbs, the second with peaks of 11% and a fast and challenging downhill. The last three kilometres are a continuous ascent up to face the final climb that leads to the dam: a short stretch of about 200 meters with an inclination from 12% to 17%.

The Race: Just a few kilometers into the race five men rolled off the front. Team Sky spent the day spending watts keeping the break close at hand. Indeed, the quintet was never allowed much more than a couple of minutes.

The day's racing was always going to be centered on the Hatta Dam ascent, and that's where the action did start. The break was caught as Astana rider Dimitry Gruzdev tried his luck. Others rolled the dice, but it was for naught as the big guns began their moves.

It was Movistar rider Juan José Lobato who had the strength to go slightly clear at the end, dropping such storied riders and Fabian Cancellara and Philippe Gilbert.

The day's second-place, Giacomo Nizzolo, becomes the new GC leader.

Complete Results:

172 kilometers race at an average speed of 40.729 km/hr

1 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar 4hr 13min 23sec
2 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo @ 2sec
3 Silvan Dillier BMC 0:00:04
4 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
5 Philippe Gilbert BMC s.t.
6 Marcel Kittel Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
7 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar 0:00:07
8 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff s.t.
9 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
10 Matteo Trentin Etixx-Quick Step 0:00:11
11 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai 0:00:14
12 Soufiane Haddi Skydive Dubai s.t.
13 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
14 Lars Boom Astana 0:00:17
15 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida 0:00:20
16 Andrea Palini Skydive Dubai 0:00:25
17 Ben Swift Sky 0:00:27
18 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar s.t.
19 Koen De Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
20 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
21 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 0:00:32
22 Javier Megias Leal Novo Nordisk s.t.
23 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
24 Marc Soler Movistar s.t.
25 Elia Viviani Sky s.t.
26 Laurens De Vreese Astana s.t.
27 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida s.t.
28 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data 0:00:37
29 Manuel Senni BMC s.t.
30 Mark Christian Team Wiggins 0:00:40
31 Adil Jelloul Skydive Dubai s.t.
32 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
33 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida s.t.
34 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky 0:00:44
35 Chris Opie One Pro Cycling s.t.
36 Giovanni Visconti Movistar s.t.
37 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
38 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff s.t.
39 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
40 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
41 Samuel Sanchez BMC @ 1min 9sec
42 Michal Kolar Tinkoff 0:01:15
43 Michal Golas Sky s.t.
44 Tom Bohli BMC 0:01:22
45 Loic Vliegen BMC s.t.
46 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida 0:01:25
47 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling s.t.
48 Julien Vermote Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
49 Fabio Sabatini Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
50 Branislau Samoilau CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
51 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
52 Lieuwe Westra Astana s.t.
53 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins 0:01:33
54 Ivan Santaromita Skydive Dubai s.t.
55 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 0:01:48
56 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo 0:01:52
57 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step 0:01:57
58 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff 0:02:00
59 Tony Martin Etixx-Quick Step 0:02:05
60 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin 0:02:13
61 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
62 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:15
63 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx-Quick Step 0:02:18
64 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins s.t.
65 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
66 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
67 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
68 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins 0:02:24
69 Carter Jones Giant-Alpecin s.t.
70 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
71 Marcin Bialoblocki One Pro Cycling s.t.
72 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
73 Nick Dougall Dimension Data 0:02:29
74 Sebastian Lander One Pro Cycling s.t.
75 Martin Mortensen One Pro Cycling s.t.
76 Yanto Barker One Pro Cycling s.t.
77 Bert De Backer Giant-Alpecin s.t.
78 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo 0:02:36
79 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 0:02:40
80 Alex Dowsett Movistar 0:03:05
81 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
82 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana 0:03:24
83 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
84 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
85 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:30
86 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 0:03:35
87 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo 0:03:39
88 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo 0:03:47
89 Nicolas Lefrancois Novo Nordisk s.t.
90 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:03:58
91 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
92 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins 0:04:05
93 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data 0:05:15
94 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk 0:05:20
95 Andrea Guardini Astana s.t.
96 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
97 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
98 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai 0:05:23
99 David Lozano Riba Novo Nordisk s.t.
100 Iljo Keisse Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
101 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk 0:05:32
102 Francisco Mancebo Skydive Dubai s.t.
103 Erik Baska Tinkoff s.t.
104 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins 0:05:35
105 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data s.t.
106 Hayden Mccormick One Pro Cycling s.t.
107 Matthew Harley Goss One Pro Cycling 0:05:41
108 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo 0:05:46
109 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data 0:06:09
110 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai 0:06:15
111 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai 0:06:29
112 Ibrahim Al Ali Skydive Dubai 0:07:16
113 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo 0:07:48
114 Kamberaj Xhuliano Skydive Dubai 0:07:53
115 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
116 Songezo Jim Dimension Data s.t.
117 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
118 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida 0:08:56
119 Gianni Moscon Sky 0:10:56
120 Andrew Fenn Sky 0:11:09
121 Tariq Obaid Skydive Dubai 0:11:36
122 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins 0:12:34

GC after Stage 3:

539 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 45.156 km/hr

1 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo 11hr 56min 11sec
2 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar @ 2sec
3 Marcel Kittel Etixx-Quick Step 0:00:06
4 Silvan Dillier BMC 0:00:12
5 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar 0:00:19
6 Philippe Gilbert BMC 0:00:21
7 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
8 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff 0:00:24
9 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
10 Soufiane Haddi Skydive Dubai 0:00:25
11 Matteo Trentin Etixx-Quick Step 0:00:28
12 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai 0:00:29
13 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai 0:00:31
14 Elia Viviani Sky 0:00:34
15 Andrea Palini Skydive Dubai 0:00:37
16 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida s.t.
17 Michael Gogl Tinkoff 0:00:39
18 Koen De Kort Giant-Alpecin 0:00:40
19 Ben Swift Sky 0:00:44
20 Laurens De Vreese Astana 0:00:49
21 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
22 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida s.t.
23 Manuel Senni BMC 0:00:54
24 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar 0:00:55
25 Lars Boom Astana s.t.
26 Chris Opie One Pro Cycling 0:00:56
27 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin 0:00:57
28 Marc Soler Movistar 0:00:58
29 Javier Megias Novo Nordisk @ 1min 0sec
30 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:01
31 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
32 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data 0:01:05
33 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida 0:01:08
34 Giovanni Visconti Movistar 0:01:12
35 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
36 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff s.t.
37 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
38 Michal Kolar Tinkoff 0:01:27
39 Michal Golas Sky 0:01:32
40 Loic Vliegen BMC 0:01:37
41 Samuel Sanchez BMC s.t.
42 Tom Bohli BMC 0:01:39
43 Lieuwe Westra Astana 0:01:42
44 Fabio Sabatini Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
45 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
46 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling s.t.
47 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
48 Branislau Samoilau CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:53
49 Ivan Santaromita Skydive Dubai 0:02:01
50 Adil Jelloul Skydive Dubai 0:02:09
51 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
52 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step 0:02:14
53 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 0:02:16
54 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:30
55 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
56 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:32
57 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:02:35
58 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
59 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins 0:02:41
60 Bert De Backer Giant-Alpecin s.t.
61 Marcin Bialoblocki One Pro Cycling 0:02:43
62 Yanto Barker One Pro Cycling 0:02:46
63 Sebastian Lander One Pro Cycling s.t.
64 Tony Martin Etixx-Quick Step 0:02:51
65 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk 0:02:52
66 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
67 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo 0:02:53
68 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff 0:03:01
69 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 0:03:16
70 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data 0:03:17
71 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 0:03:22
72 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx-Quick Step 0:03:32
73 Alex Dowsett Movistar 0:03:33
74 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 0:03:41
75 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
76 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
77 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:42
78 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana 0:03:52
79 Mark Christian Team Wiggins 0:04:02
80 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo 0:04:07
81 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:04:10
82 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:04:15
83 Nicolas Lefrancois Novo Nordisk s.t.
84 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins 0:04:20
85 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins 0:04:33
86 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins 0:04:47
87 Martin Mortensen One Pro Cycling 0:04:54
88 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo 0:04:59
89 Carter Jones Giant-Alpecin 0:05:15
90 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data 0:05:21
91 Andrea Guardini Astana 0:05:32
92 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk 0:05:37
93 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk 0:05:44
94 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk 0:05:48
95 Erik Baska Tinkoff 0:05:49
96 Hayden Mccormick One Pro Cycling s.t.
97 David Lozano Riba Novo Nordisk 0:05:51
98 Julien Vermote Etixx-Quick Step 0:05:52
99 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk 0:05:56
100 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo 0:06:03
101 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 0:06:06
102 Matthew Harley Goss One Pro Cycling 0:06:09
103 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
104 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai 0:06:32
105 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data 0:06:37
106 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai 0:08:04
107 Kamberaj Xhuliano Skydive Dubai 0:08:10
108 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo 0:08:45
109 Ibrahim Al Ali Skydive Dubai 0:09:12
110 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins 0:09:15
111 Francisco Mancebo Skydive Dubai 0:09:34
112 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai 0:09:38
113 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida 0:09:39
114 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai 0:10:04
115 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data 0:10:54
116 Gianni Moscon Sky 0:11:24
117 Iljo Keisse Etixx-Quick Step 0:11:57
118 Nick Dougall Dimension Data 0:12:08
119 Andrew Fenn Sky 0:12:43
120 Songezo Jim Dimension Data 0:13:14
121 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins 0:16:14
122 Tariq Obaid Skydive Dubai 0:17:32

Stage 2: Nakheel Stage / February 4 Dubai International Marine Club – Palm Jumeirah (Atlantis) (183km)

Elia Viviani wins stage 2

Elia Viviani wins Dubai stage 2

The Course: A stage of two distinct parts. The first part is just outside the metropolis, partially in the desert, the second part within Dubai Marina to end in Palm Jumeirah, in front of the Atlantis “door”. The first part will pass next to the Camel Track, the Al Qudra bike path, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex pool and through the desert. The second part returns into the city touching Dubailand, the Jumeirah Golf Club and Dubai Sports City. It then heads to the finale on the Palm through an underwater tunnel before the last kilometers, with the halfway point on the artificial island. From here there will be 3200m to the final sprint.

The race: Since I was shameless enough to post Sky's telling of today's Herald Sun Tour stage, I figure I might as well continue on that path. Here's Sky's telling of their second race victory of the day.

Elia Viviani sprinted to his first win of the season at the Dubai Tour and took the race lead. After a 'perfect' lead-out the Italian claimed a comfortable win on the Palm Jumeirah island, with team-mate Ben Swift finishing sixth. As well as taking the blue race leader's jersey, Viviani also moved to the top of the points classification.

It made it a stunning 24 hours for the team, following Wout Poels' time-trial victory at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana and Peter Kennaugh's stage win at the Herald Sun Tour.

The lead-out worked to perfection in Dubai after the disappointment of day one, and Viviani was quick to thank his team-mates after the stage. He said: "[Michal] Golas, Andy Fenn and [Ben] Swifty did a perfect lead-out for me. We came out of the tunnel really, really fast. Andy and Swifty took me to 100m to go so a big thanks to the team. Perfect job!

"Yesterday we had some faults and we went too early. I had to do two sprints and I'm not competitive with big sprinters if I have to sprint to take position before sprinting for the victory.

"We had a good meeting this morning with (Sport Directors) Nico (Portal) and Brett (Lancaster). Brett has a lot of experience in the lead-outs and we knew yesterday that we went too early. Everyone was really motivated after that and I'm really happy we worked out."

The victory marked the first step in an ambitious goal for Viviani during the 2016 campaign as he aims for 10 victories on the road.

He explained: "This year we decided to do something with the fans to countdown my wins from one to hopefully 10. This is the first one on the board. Last year I finished with nine victories so this year I said okay, we need to do 10 for the first time because I've never done it before. But it is good to have a goal like this to aim for. I would have preferred to win at the Tour de San Luis last week but it's perfect to start the season here like I did last year. Maybe it's a lucky race for me!"

The pan-flat stage unfolded as expected and a four-man break was swallowed up by the peloton with 15 kilometres to go. As the pace ramped up towards the finish the sprinters' teams begun to fight for position at the front of the bunch before a Trek-Segafredo rider crashed inside the last kilometre, disrupting the peloton.

Sky were on the outside edge of the group and unaffected by the crash, which seemed to cause race leader Marcel Kittel problems.

That left Viviani in the perfect position to sprint and, after a great lead-out by Gianni Moscon, Christian Knees, Golas, Fenn and Swift, he did the rest.

Complete results:

1 Elia Viviani Sky 4hr 7min 39sec
2 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida s.t.
3 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
4 Andrea Guardini Astana s.t.
5 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
6 Ben Swift Sky s.t.
7 Michal Kolar Tinkoff s.t.
8 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
9 Chris Opie ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
10 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
11 Martijn Verschoor Team Tinkoff s.t.
12 Andrea Palini Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
13 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar Team s.t.
14 Philippe Gilbert BMC s.t.
15 Yanto Barker ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
16 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
17 Laurens De Vreese Astana s.t.
18 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar Team s.t.
19 Silvan Dillier BMC s.t.
20 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
21 Loic Vliegen BMC s.t.
22 Marcel Kittel Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
23 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff s.t.
24 Matteo Trentin Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
25 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
26 Lieuwe Westra Astana s.t.
27 Tom Bohli BMC s.t.
28 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida s.t.
29 Charles Planet Team Tinkoff s.t.
30 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
31 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
32 Nikolas Maes Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
33 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
34 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
35 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
36 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida s.t.
37 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
38 Bert De Backer Giant-Alpecin s.t.
39 Koen De Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
40 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
41 Michal Golas Sky s.t.
42 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida s.t.
43 David Lozano Riba Team Tinkoff s.t.
44 Manuel Senni BMC s.t.
45 Nicolas Lefrancois Team Tinkoff s.t.
46 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
47 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team s.t.
48 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team s.t.
49 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
50 Andrea Peron Team Tinkoff s.t.
51 Fabio Sabatini Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
52 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
53 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
54 Giovanni Visconti Movistar Team s.t.
55 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
56 Joonas Henttala Team Tinkoff s.t.
57 Soufiane Haddi Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
58 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
59 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana s.t.
60 Sebastian Lander ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
61 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
62 Erik Baska Tinkoff s.t.
63 Branislau Samoilau CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
64 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
65 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
66 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
67 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
68 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
69 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff s.t.
70 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
71 Peter Williams ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
72 Marcin Bialoblocki ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
73 Samuel Sanchez BMC s.t.
74 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida s.t.
75 Alex Dowsett Movistar Team s.t.
76 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
77 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
78 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
79 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
80 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data s.t.
81 Marc Soler Movistar Team s.t.
82 Hayden Mccormick ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
83 Ibrahim Al Ali Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
84 Stephen Clancy Team Tinkoff s.t.
85 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida s.t.
86 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida s.t.
87 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
88 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
89 Ivan Santaromita Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
90 Kamberaj Xhuliano Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
91 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
92 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo s.t.
93 Adil Jelloul Al Nasr-Dubai @ 1min 12sec
94 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data s.t.
95 Lars Boom Astana s.t.
96 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo s.t.
97 Javier Megias Leal Team Tinkoff s.t.
98 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
99 Carter Jones Giant-Alpecin 0:01:45
100 Tony Martin Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
101 Lars Petter Nordhaug Team Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
102 Michael Rogers Tinkoff s.t.
103 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
104 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
105 Martin Mortensen ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
106 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo s.t.
107 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
108 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
109 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins 0:02:12
110 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo s.t.
111 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
112 Matthew Harley Goss ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
113 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data 0:02:30
114 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins s.t.
115 Songezo Jim Dimension Data 0:02:32
116 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
117 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
118 Mark Christian Team Wiggins 0:02:54
119 Francisco Mancebo Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:45
120 Tariq Obaid Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:47
121 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
122 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team 0:03:57
123 Julien Vermote Etixx - Quick-Step 0:03:59
124 Iljo Keisse Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.

GC after stage 2:

1 Elia Viviani Sky 7hr 42min 50sec
2 Marcel Kittel Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
3 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo @ 2sec
4 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 0:00:04
5 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
6 Soufiane Haddi Al Nasr-Dubai 0:00:09
7 Andrea Guardini Astana 0:00:10
8 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
9 Michal Kolar Tinkoff s.t.
10 Chris Opie ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
11 Andrea Palini Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
12 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
13 Martijn Verschoor Team Tinkoff s.t.
14 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar Team s.t.
15 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar Team s.t.
16 Silvan Dillier BMC s.t.
17 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
18 Bert De Backer Giant-Alpecin s.t.
19 Koen De Kort Giant-Alpecin 0:00:11
20 Loic Vliegen BMC 0:00:13
21 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
22 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins 0:00:15
23 Laurens De Vreese Astana s.t.
24 Philippe Gilbert BMC s.t.
25 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff s.t.
26 Ben Swift Sky s.t.
27 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
28 Lieuwe Westra Astana s.t.
29 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
30 Matteo Trentin Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
31 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
32 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
33 Fabio Sabatini Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
34 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida s.t.
35 Erik Baska Tinkoff s.t.
36 Michal Golas Sky s.t.
37 Yanto Barker ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
38 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
39 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
40 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
41 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
42 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida s.t.
43 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
44 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
45 Tom Bohli BMC s.t.
46 Nikolas Maes Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
47 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team s.t.
48 Manuel Senni BMC s.t.
49 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
50 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
51 Andrea Peron Team Tinkoff s.t.
52 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
53 Kamberaj Xhuliano Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
54 Sebastian Lander ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
55 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
56 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
57 Peter Williams ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
58 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
59 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
60 Hayden Mccormick ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
61 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
62 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
63 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
64 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo s.t.
65 Lars Petter Nordhaug Team Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
66 Marcin Bialoblocki ONE Pro Cycling 0:00:17
67 Marc Soler Movistar Team 0:00:24
68 Charles Planet Team Tinkoff 0:00:26
69 David Lozano Riba Team Tinkoff s.t.
70 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team s.t.
71 Nicolas Lefrancois Team Tinkoff s.t.
72 Giovanni Visconti Movistar Team s.t.
73 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
74 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff s.t.
75 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
76 Branislau Samoilau CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
77 Samuel Sanchez BMC s.t.
78 Alex Dowsett Movistar Team s.t.
79 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana s.t.
80 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida s.t.
81 Stephen Clancy Team Tinkoff s.t.
82 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data s.t.
83 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
84 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
85 Ivan Santaromita Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
86 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
87 Javier Megias Leal Team Tinkoff s.t.
88 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida s.t.
89 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
90 Michael Rogers Tinkoff s.t.
91 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo s.t.
92 Matthew Harley Goss ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
93 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 0:00:34
94 Joonas Henttala Team Tinkoff s.t.
95 Lars Boom Astana 0:00:36
96 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida 0:00:44
97 Tony Martin Etixx - Quick-Step s.t.
98 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo 0:00:55
99 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data 0:00:57
100 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff 0:00:59
101 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data s.t.
102 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo @ 1min 10sec
103 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:12
104 Adil Jelloul Al Nasr-Dubai 0:01:27
105 Andrew Fenn Sky 0:01:32
106 Ibrahim Al Ali Al Nasr-Dubai 0:01:54
107 Martin Mortensen ONE Pro Cycling 0:02:23
108 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins 0:02:27
109 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins 0:02:45
110 Carter Jones Giant-Alpecin 0:02:49
111 Mark Christian Team Wiggins 0:03:20
112 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:33
113 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins 0:03:38
114 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
115 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
116 Francisco Mancebo Al Nasr-Dubai 0:04:00
117 Nick Dougall Dimension Data 0:04:13
118 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
119 Julien Vermote Etixx - Quick-Step 0:04:25
120 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data 0:05:17
121 Songezo Jim Dimension Data 0:05:19
122 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team 0:05:32
123 Tariq Obaid Al Nasr-Dubai 0:05:54
124 Iljo Keisse Etixx - Quick-Step 0:06:22

Stage 1: Fujairah Stage / February 3 Dubai International Marine Club – Fujairah (173km)

Stage 1 video

Marcel Kittel wins stage 1

Marcel Kittel wins stage one.

The course: The stage joins the beach of Dubai Marina on the Arabian Gulf with the beach of Fujairah on the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman). It runs through the entire stretch of desert between Dubai and Fujairah through the territory of four different Emirates (Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah).

It touches the Silicon Oasis area before facing the long straights that, cutting through the dunes, lead to the Hajar Mountains for a short and mild sequence of hills. It then arrives into Fujairah, where there will be a 6.6km circuit to be completed twice.

The race: Marcel Kittel put on a superb display of power and speed today when he started his sprint early, from way back to take the Dubai Tour's first stage. Mark Cavendish was moving up (see video), but no one was going to beat the big German today.

After the race Kittel said, "Especially after the hard season I had last year, I'm incredibly happy that I could win today for my first race with my new team. Everything has worked so well that I can't think of any topic to raise to make it better. The boys have done a good job. We were the strongest in the lead out and the timing was perfect. We made a plan and we executed it. I certainly enjoyed the win, this one has a special flavour. As I said before the season, I restart at zero. I feel very good about today's outcome. We'll stay focused and hopefully there's more to come for us at the Dubai Tour."

Complete results:

173 kilometers raced at an average speed of 48.201 km/hr (yes, I checked it several times!)

1 Marcel Kittel Etixx-Quick-Step 3hr 35min 21sec
2 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
3 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
4 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida s.t.
5 Andrea Palini Skydive Dubai s.t.
6 Andrea Guardini Astana s.t.
7 Chris Opie ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
8 Elia Viviani Sky s.t.
9 Michal Kolar Tinkoff s.t.
10 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
11 Bert De Backer Giant-Alpecin s.t.
12 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar s.t.
13 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
14 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
15 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
16 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar s.t.
17 Erik Baska Tinkoff @ 5sec
18 Fabio Sabatini Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
19 Silvan Dillier BMC s.t.
20 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff s.t.
21 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
22 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
23 Kamberaj Xhuliano Skydive Dubai s.t.
24 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
25 Laurens De Vreese Astana s.t.
26 Lieuwe Westra Astana s.t.
27 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
28 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
29 Philippe Gilbert BMC s.t.
30 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
31 Loic Vliegen BMC s.t.
32 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
33 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
34 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida s.t.
35 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
36 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
37 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
38 Ben Swift Sky s.t.
39 Michal Golas Sky s.t.
40 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
41 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
42 Matteo Trentin Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
43 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
44 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
45 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
46 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida s.t.
47 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
48 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
49 Koen De Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
50 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
51 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
52 Peter Williams ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
53 Manuel Senni BMC s.t.
54 Sebastian Lander ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
55 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
56 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
57 Hayden Mccormick ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
58 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
59 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 Soufiane Haddi Skydive Dubai s.t.
61 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
62 Francisco Mancebo Skydive Dubai s.t.
63 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins s.t.
64 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
65 Adil Jelloul Skydive Dubai s.t.
66 Tom Bohli BMC s.t.
67 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins s.t.
68 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
69 Yanto Barker ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
70 Marcin Bialoblocki ONE Pro Cycling 0:00:16
71 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
72 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff s.t.
73 David Lozano Riba Novo Nordisk s.t.
74 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar s.t.
75 Giovanni Visconti Movistar s.t.
76 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
77 Samuel Sanchez BMC s.t.
78 Alex Dowsett Movistar s.t.
79 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data s.t.
80 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida s.t.
81 Ivan Santaromita Skydive Dubai s.t.
82 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
83 Nicolas Lefrancois Novo Nordisk s.t.
84 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
85 Branislau Samoilau CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
86 Javier Megias Leal Novo Nordisk s.t.
87 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
88 Matthew Harley Goss ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
89 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
90 Marc Soler Movistar s.t.
91 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
92 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
93 Julien Vermote Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
94 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo s.t.
95 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana s.t.
96 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
97 Michael Rogers Tinkoff s.t.
98 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
99 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida s.t.
100 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 0:00:24
101 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
102 Lars Boom Astana 0:00:26
103 Tony Martin Etixx-Quick-Step 0:00:34
104 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida s.t.
105 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo 0:00:45
106 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data 0:00:47
107 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data 0:00:49
108 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
109 Carter Jones Giant-Alpecin 0:00:54
110 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo @ 1min 0sec
111 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx-Quick-Step 0:01:02
112 Andrew Fenn Sky 0:01:22
113 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 0:01:25
114 Ibrahim Al Ali Skydive Dubai 0:01:44
115 Tariq Obaid Skydive Dubai 0:01:57
116 Martin Mortensen ONE Pro Cycling 0:02:13
117 Iljo Keisse Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
118 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data 0:02:37
119 Songezo Jim Dimension Data s.t.
120 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:23
121 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins 0:03:28
122 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
123 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
124 Nick Dougall Dimension Data 0:04:03

GC after Stage 1:

1 Marcel Kittel Etixx-Quick-Step 3hr 35min 11sec
2 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data @ 4sec
3 Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo 0:00:06
4 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 0:00:09
5 Andrea Palini Skydive Dubai 0:00:10
6 Andrea Guardini Astana s.t.
7 Chris Opie ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
8 Elia Viviani Sky s.t.
9 Michal Kolar Tinkoff s.t.
10 Tomas Vaitkus Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
11 Bert De Backer Giant-Alpecin s.t.
12 Juan Jose Lobato Movistar s.t.
13 Grzegorz Stepniak CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
14 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
15 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
16 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar s.t.
17 Erik Baska Tinkoff s.t.
18 Fabio Sabatini Etixx-Quick-Step 0:00:13
19 Silvan Dillier BMC s.t.
20 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff 0:00:15
21 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
22 Simone Ponzi CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
23 Kamberaj Xhuliano Skydive Dubai s.t.
24 Luca Wackermann Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
25 Laurens De Vreese Astana s.t.
26 Lieuwe Westra Astana s.t.
27 Essaid Abelouache Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
28 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
29 Philippe Gilbert BMC s.t.
30 Yousif Mirza Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
31 Loic Vliegen BMC s.t.
32 Jaber Almansoori Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
33 Boy Van Poppel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
34 Rui Alberto Faria Lampre-Merida s.t.
35 Tomasz Kiendys CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
36 Ruslan Tleubayev Astana s.t.
37 Jaroslaw Marycz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
38 Ben Swift Sky s.t.
39 Michal Golas Sky s.t.
40 Adrian Kurek CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
41 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
42 Matteo Trentin Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
43 Ben Hermans BMC s.t.
44 Fabian Cancellara Trek-Segafredo s.t.
45 Gatis Smukulis Astana s.t.
46 Jan Polanc Lampre-Merida s.t.
47 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
48 Nelson Oliveira Movistar s.t.
49 Koen De Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
50 Davide Rebellin CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
51 Amael Moinard BMC s.t.
52 Peter Williams ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
53 Manuel Senni BMC s.t.
54 Sebastian Lander ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
55 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
56 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
57 Hayden Mccormick ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
58 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
59 Stijn Devolder Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 Soufiane Haddi Skydive Dubai s.t.
61 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
62 Francisco Mancebo Skydive Dubai s.t.
63 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins s.t.
64 Adrian Honkisz CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
65 Adil Jelloul Skydive Dubai s.t.
66 Tom Bohli BMC s.t.
67 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins s.t.
68 Jesus Alberto Rubio Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
69 Yanto Barker ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
70 Marcin Bialoblocki ONE Pro Cycling 0:00:24
71 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk 0:00:26
72 Manuele Boaro Tinkoff s.t.
73 David Lozano Riba Novo Nordisk s.t.
74 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar s.t.
75 Giovanni Visconti Movistar s.t.
76 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
77 Samuel Sanchez BMC s.t.
78 Alex Dowsett Movistar s.t.
79 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data s.t.
80 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida s.t.
81 Ivan Santaromita Skydive Dubai s.t.
82 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
83 Nicolas Lefrancois Novo Nordisk s.t.
84 Christian Knees Sky s.t.
85 Branislau Samoilau CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
86 Javier Megias Leal Novo Nordisk s.t.
87 Sindre Skjoestad Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
88 Matthew Harley Goss ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
89 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
90 Marc Soler Movistar s.t.
91 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
92 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
93 Julien Vermote Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
94 Grégory Rast Trek-Segafredo s.t.
95 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana s.t.
96 Majid Albalushi Al Nasr-Dubai s.t.
97 Michael Rogers Tinkoff s.t.
98 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
99 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida s.t.
100 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 0:00:34
101 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
102 Lars Boom Astana 0:00:36
103 Tony Martin Etixx-Quick-Step 0:00:44
104 Chun Kai Feng Lampre-Merida s.t.
105 Marco Coledan Trek-Segafredo 0:00:55
106 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data 0:00:57
107 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data 0:00:59
108 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
109 Carter Jones Giant-Alpecin @ 1min 4sec
110 Yaroslav Popovych Trek-Segafredo 0:01:10
111 Lukasz Wisniowski Etixx-Quick-Step 0:01:12
112 Andrew Fenn Sky 0:01:32
113 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar 0:01:35
114 Ibrahim Al Ali Skydive Dubai 0:01:54
115 Tariq Obaid Skydive Dubai 0:02:07
116 Martin Mortensen ONE Pro Cycling 0:02:23
117 Iljo Keisse Etixx-Quick-Step s.t.
118 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data 0:02:47
119 Songezo Jim Dimension Data s.t.
120 Ahmed Almansouri Al Nasr-Dubai 0:03:33
121 Bradley Wiggins Team Wiggins 0:03:38
122 Nick Dougall Dimension Data s.t.
123 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
124 Nick Dougall Dimension Data 0:04:13

Stage 1 video:

 


Start list with back numbers, February 1, 2016:

DIMENSION DATA
1 CAVENDISH Mark
2 BERHANE Natnael
3 BRAMMEIER Matthew
4 DOUGALL Nick
5 EISEL Bernhard
6 JIM Songezo
7 RENSHAW Mark
8 TEKLEHAYMANOT Daniel
ASTANA
11 GUARDINI Andrea
12 BOOM Lars
13 DE VREESE Laurens
14 FOMINYKH Daniil
15 GRUZDEV Dmitriy
16 SMUKULIS Gatis
17 TLEUBAYEV Ruslan
18 WESTRA Lieuwe
BMC
21 GILBERT Philippe
22 BOHLI Tom
23 DILLIER Silvan
24 HERMANS Ben
25 MOINARD Amaël
26 SANCHEZ Samuel
27 SENNI Manuel
28 VLIEGEN Loïc
CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE
31 REBELLIN Davide
32 KIENDYS Tomasz
33 KUREK Adrian
34 HONKISZ Adrian
35 MARYCZ Jaroslaw
36 SAMOILAU Branislau
37 STEPNIAK Grzegorz
38 PONZI Simone
ETIXX-QUICK STEP
41 KITTEL Marcel
42 MARTIN Tony
43 MAES Nikolas
44 KEISSE Iljo
45 SABATINI Fabio
46 TRENTIN Matteo
47 VERMOTE Julien
48 WISNIOWSKI Lukasz
LAMPRE-MERIDA
51 MODOLO Sacha
52 BONO Matteo
53 CONTI Valerio
54 FARIA Rui Alberto
55 FENG Chun Kai
56 FERRARI Roberto
57 PETILLI Simone
58 POLANC Jan
MOVISTAR
61 VISCONTI Giovanni
62 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
63 DOWSETT Alex
64 IZAGUIRRE Gorka
65 LOBATO Juan Jose
66 SANTOS SIMOES Nelson Filipe
67 SOLER Marc
68 SÜTTERLIN Jasha
ONE PRO CYCLING
71 GOSS Matthew Harley
72 BARKER Yanto
73 BIALOBLOCKI Marcin
74 LANDER Sebastian
75 MCCORMICK Hayden
76 MORTENSEN Martin
77 OPIE Chris
78 WILLIAMS Peter
SKYDIVE DUBAI PRO CYCLING TEAM-AL AHLI CLUB
81 SANTAROMITA Ivan
82 HADDI Soufiane
83 JELLOUL Adil
84 MANCEBO Francisco
85 OBAID Tarek Murad
86 PALINI Andrea
87 CHTIOUI Rafai
88 XHULIANO Kamberaj
GIANT-ALPECIN
92 CURVERS Roy
93 DE BACKER Bert
94 DE KORT Koen
95 FAIRLY Caleb
96 JONES Carter
98 SKJOESTAD LUNKE Sindre
NOVO NORDISK
101 CLANCY Stephen
102 HENTTALA Joonas
103 DEMESMAEKER Kevin
104 LEFRANCOIS Nicolas
105 LOZANO David
106 PERON Andrea
107 PLANET Charles
108 VERSCHOOR Martijn
SKY
111 VIVIANI Elia
112 FENN Andrew
113 GOLAS Michal
114 KNEES Christian
115 MOSCON Gianni
116 NORDHAUG Lars Petter
117 SWIFT Ben
TEAM WIGGINS
121 WIGGINS Bradley
122 CHRISTIAN Mark
123 DIBBEN Jonathan
124 DOULL Owain
125 HOLOHAN Liam
126 LATHAM Christopher
127 PATTEN Daniel
128 TENNANT Andrew
TINKOFF
131 BENNATI Daniele
132 BASKA Erik
133 GOGL Michael
134 KISERLOVSKI Robert
135 KOLAR Michal
136 ROGERS Michael
137 ROVNY Ivan
138 SAGAN Juraj
TREK
141 CANCELLARA Fabian
142 COLEDAN Marco
143 DEVOLDER Stijn
144 NIZZOLO Giacomo
145 POPOVYCH Yaroslav
146 RAST Grégory
147 STUYVEN Jasper
148 VAN POPPEL Boy
AL NASR PRO CYCLING TEAM - DUBAI
151 WACKERMANN Luca
152 ABELOUACHE Essaïd
153 ALBALUSHI Majid Mohammad Abdulrahim
154 ALMANSOORY Abdulla Ahmed
155 ALMANSOORY Jaber Hussain
156 ALHAMMADI Yousif
157 RUBIO ARRIBAS Jesus Alberto
158 VAITKUS Tomas

Teams invited:

UCI WorldTeams:

ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ)
BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
DIMENSION DATA (RSA)
ETIXX - QUICK STEP (BEL)
LAMPRE - MERIDA (ITA)
MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)
TEAM GIANT - ALPECIN (GER)
TEAM SKY (GBR)
TINKOFF (RUS)
TREK FACTORY RACING (USA)

UCI Professional Continental Teams:

CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE (POL)
ONE PRO CYCLING (GBR)
TEAM NOVO NORDISK (USA)

UCI Continental Teams:

SKYDIVE DUBAI PRO CYCLING TEAM - AL AHLI CLUB (UAE)
TEAM WIGGINS (GBR)

National Selection:

UAE NATIONAL SELECTION (UAE)