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5 February 2017

Marcel Kittel becomes the landmark of the Dubai Tour

 

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) won his second straight Dubai Tour in style as he claimed the conclusive stage in a bunch gallop ahead of Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Riccardo Minali (Astana Pro Team) after the peloton caught breakaway riders Floris Gerts (BMC Racing Team), Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana Pro Team), Ivan Garcia Cortina (Bahrain-Merida) and Matteo Bono (UAE Abu Dhabi). The German star added Stage 5 and the General Classification to reach the total of 75 pro career victories.

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) in 15h08’56”

2 – Dylan Groenewegen (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) at 18”

3 – John Degenkolb (Trek – Segafredo) at 20″

 

JERSEYS

  • The Blue Jersey, sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Dubai (General individual classification by time) – Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)
  • The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by points) – Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by RTA – Roads and Transport Authority (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1992) – Dylan Groenewegen (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo)
  • The UAE Flag Jersey, sponsored by DHA – Dubai Health Authority (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF)

Marcel Kittel, overall winner of the 2017 Dubai Tour, in the press conference, said: “I’m very happy with the last sprint of the Dubai Tour. Finishing the race like this makes me proud of how strong our team is. It was a difficult finale today because there weren’t many corners: it was all about positioning. I’m delighted to get the GC as well. There aren’t many races in which as a sprinter I have the opportunity to win an overall classification. I’ll keep this race in my memories, for all the ups and downs. It’s been a positive race for me, the team and cycling in many aspects. The cancellation of Stage 4 didn’t make anyone happy but it was a reasonable and good decision, taken by everyone, so this Dubai Tour is part of the process of riders’ safety.”

Discover all details on the official website

 

 

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