February 3, 2017
Kittel overcomes frustations to win Stage 2 of the Abu Dhabi Tour
Marcel Kittel shrugged off his opening stage adversity take the sprint victory on stage 2. The German had been held up by crashes in the final five kilometres of the prevsious day's stage whihc saw outof contention.
Stage 2 of the Abu Dhabi Tour from Al Maryah to Al Marina ended with a thrilling bunch gallop and victory for the German powerhouse Marcel Kittel in a photo-finish. The Australian pocket rocket, Caleb Ewan, was left ruing a premature victory celebration that allowed Kittel to pip him on the line. Earlier in the day, Marco Canola’s starring role in a six-man breakaway had given him leadership of the Intermediate Sprints competition and the right to wear the Etihad Airways Black Jersey on tomorrow’s “queen stage” to Jebel Hafeet. Mark Cavendish, third in today’s sprint, retained his Al Maryah Island Red Jersey as the leader of the race overall.
1 - Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) 153km in 3h28’11”, average speed 44.095km/h
2 - Caleb Ewan (Orica - Scott) s.t.
3 - Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) s.t.
1 - Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data)
2 - Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) at 4"
3 - Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) at 8"
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