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Dubai 2017 - Stage 5 Final - Report & Video
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 2/4/2017
Dubai 2017 - Stage 5 Final - Report & Video
 
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February 3, 2017

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) took his second straight Dubai Tour title with his third stage victory.

Dubai, 4 February 2017  Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) has won the fourth edition of the Dubai Tour, crossing the finish line first in the Dubai City Walk in a bunch sprint, after 124km of racing. It is his second win, his first at last year's edition. On the podium he received the Circle of Stars, the winner's trophy, from H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Marcel Kittel takes the overall in Dubai

PHOTO CREDIT: ANSA - PERI / BAZZI

Seconds after the stage finish, a victorious Marcel Kittel said: “I'm extremely proud of what I achieved today: my second Dubai Tour overall in a row, my 75th career victory... When I came back to Dubai, I thought this is a nice race, it's a goal for me, but I didn't think it would go so well. The team did a really god job. It's a very nice way to start the season. It was a short stage after the cancellation of stage 4 and we tried to control the race from the very beginning. The breakaway wasn't too big so it went very well for us. At the end, it didn't go exactly according to the plan because Fabio Sabatini's chain fell off. He was supposed to be my last lead out man, so I had to go by myself but at the end I was well positioned, so I could do my sprint as I wanted to."

Kittel concluded his dominace of the race with by beating Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Riccardo Minali (Astana Pro Team) in the bunch sprint 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).

Marcel Kittel outpaces Elia Viviani for the stage win

PHOTO CREDIT: ANSA - PERI / BAZZI

Race Video Highlights

STAGE FIVE RESULT
1 - Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) 124km in 2h34’12”, average speed 48.249km/h
2 - Elia Viviani (Team Sky) s.t.
3 - Riccardo Minali (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
4 - Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) s.t.
5 - John Degenkolb (Trek - Segafredo) s.t.

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)

Stage Five Results in Full

 




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