Ciclismo Dubai Tour: Marcel Kittel vince prima tappa
Fujairah, 3 February 2016 – The German rider Marcel Kittel (Etixx – Quick Step) won the inaugural stage of Dubai Tour 2016, from Dubai to Fujairah (173km), on a bunch sprint and took the lead in the overall General Classification. On the podium he was rewarded with the first race leader’s Blue Jersey, sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai, and also the Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates, of the points leader.
1 – Marcel Kittel (ETIXX – QUICK STEP) 173km in 3h35’21”, average speed 48.200km/h
2 – Mark Cavendish (DIMENSION DATA) s.t.
3 – Giacomo Nizzolo (TREK – SEGAFREDO) s.t.
- The Blue Jersey, sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai (General individual classification by time) – Marcel Kittel (ETIXX – QUICK STEP)
- The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by points) – Marcel Kittel (ETIXX – QUICK STEP)
- The White Jersey, sponsored by RTA – Roads and Transport Authority (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1991) – Soufiane Haddi (SKYDIVE DUBAI PRO CYCLING TEAM – AL AHLI CLUB)
- The UAE Flag Jersey, sponsored by DHA – Dubai Health Authority (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Soufiane Haddi (SKYDIVE DUBAI PRO CYCLING TEAM – AL AHLI CLUB)
1 – Marcel Kittel (ETIXX – QUICK STEP)
2 – Mark Cavendish (DIMENSION DATA) at 4″
3 – Giacomo Nizzolo (TREK – SEGAFREDO) at 6″
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner made the following declarations: “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 surely enjoy 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..”