October 23, 2016
Tanel Kangert solos to win on Stage 3 and take race lead on mountain top finish of Stage 3 at the Abu Dhabi Tour.
The Estonia rider racing for Astana shed his breakaway companion Nicholas Roche (Sky) with five kilomertees to go to claim the toughest stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, a mountain top finish on Jebel Hafeet. The win put Kangert firmly in red ahead of the final stage.
1 - Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team) 150km in 3h31’31”, average speed 42.549km/h
2 - Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) at 17"
3 - Mekseb Debesay (Team Dimension Data) at 33"
RED JERSEY, sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (General Classification by time) – Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team)
GREEN JERSEY, sponsored by Nation Towers (General Classification by points) – Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data)
WHITE JERSEY, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports (Best Young Rider, born after 1 January 1991) – Julien Bernard (Trek - Segafredo)
BLACK JERSEY, sponsored by Etihad (Intermediate Sprint Classification) – Jens Keukeleire (Orica - BikeExchange)
1 - Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team)
2 - Nicola Roche (Team Sky) at 21"
3 - Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida) at 43"
4 - Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) at 1'00"
5 - Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) s.t.