Dubai Tour: Degenkolb wins sand-battered stage 3

Kittel boxed out in bunch sprint

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) took a close win over Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data) on the third stage of the Dubai Tour, with Bahrain Merida’s Sonny Colbrelli third. Race leader, Marcel Kittel, who was allegedly hit by another rider during the stage, was blocked in and finished outside of the top ten.

Kittel retained his overall lead over Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), with Degenkolb moving up to third.

With his team leader Mark Cavendish missing from the back of the Dimension Data train, Janse van Rensburg took the initiative and sprinted for the line. He appeared to have it but Degenkolb passed him in the final metres to take his first victory of the season.  

It was Degenkolb’s first win of the year, and his first major victory over his top rivals since a training crash in January 2016. Recovery from the car crashing into his training group and nearly severing a fingertip took most of the 2016 season. It was also the first season win for his new team Trek-Segafredo. ""I really wanted to get this win for the team," he said later. 

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How it happened

The race got off to a relatively quiet start and the break group formed after 20 kilometres, with Mark Christian (Aqua Blue Sport) making the cut for the second day in a row. He was joined by Luka Pibernik (Bahrain-Merida) Loic Vliegen (BMC Racing), and Alex Dowsett (Movistar). They gradually pulled away, building up a comfortable gap of nearly six minutes.

Then the wind and the desert hit the field and the peloton shattered, with many big names smashed by the echelons. Cavendish was in the first chase group, but Kittel and Degenkolb were not. Conditions were vicious, with the strong wind blowing not only the peloton apart but also causing sand to whip across the roads. Echelons and crashes took over and the first two chase groups finally came back together, uniting the contenders for the sprint finale.

Noticeable, however, was the blood streaming down Kittel’s face, from near his left eye. At first it was thought that he had been hit by blowing debris, but team manager Patrick Lefevere later claimed he was “beaten by an Astana rider” and called for the race jury to take action. Kittel would confirm to television after the stage that he had in fact been hit by another rider.

Both Degenkolb and Kittel took their turns at the commissaries’ car to discuss the situation, but during that time the wind died down and the blowing sand stopped. The gap, which had dropped to 1:20, inched its way back up to five minutes with 75 km to go. But the field knew that with questionable conditions, anything might happen and unwilling to take any further chances, worked continuously brought the time gap down. With about 20 km to go it was at the one minute mark and sinking rapidly.

Quick-Step’s Bob Jungels led the steady chase, as he has every stage, supported by the other sprinters’ teams. Dowsett was the first to be caught at the six km marker, followed by Vliegen, with the remaining two hanging on grimly until 3.2km.

The closing kilometres featured a rolling road through the hills, and a tunnel. Dimension Data came out of the tunnel in the lead, but spent much time looking back to find Cavendish.

Quick-Step took over the front but things didn’t work out for them this time. Cavendish never did reappear to be in the mix, but teammate Janse van Rensburg took his place at the front and opening the sprint. Degenkolb came up on his left side, legs churning furiously, and passed the South African to take the win.

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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo4:03:08 
2Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
3Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
4Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
5Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
6Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
8Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
9Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
10Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
11Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step Floors  
12Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
14Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
15Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
16Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky  
17Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
18Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
19Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
20Andrew Fenn (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
21Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling  
22Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
23Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
24Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
25Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
26Simone Consonni (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
27Jan Polanc (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
28Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
29Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
30Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
31Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
32Quentin Valognes (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
33Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
34Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
35Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
36Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
37Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
38Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data  
39Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
40Truls Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
41Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
42Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
43Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
44Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
45Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
46Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
47Rafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina  
48Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
49Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
50Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
51Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
52Thomas Stewart (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
53Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
54Joshua Hunt (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
55Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
56Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
57Hayden Mccormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
58Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
59Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
60Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
61Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
62Yousif Mirza (UAE) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
63Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
64Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport  
65Samuel Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
66Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:00:13 
67David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
68Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:00:14 
69Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team0:00:17 
70Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
71Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team  
72Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
73Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
74Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:00:21 
75Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
76Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
77Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:00:27 
78Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:29 
79Badr Alhammadi (UAE) UAE0:00:31 
80Mohammed Yousef Al Mansouri (UAE) UAE  
81Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:33 
82David Per (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:00:39 
83Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky0:00:41 
84Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:45 
85Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:00:48 
86Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
87Nasser Almemari (UAE) UAE  
88Jaber Almansoori (UAE) UAE0:00:51 
89Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:00:55 
90Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
91Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
92Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
93Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
94Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
95Ahmed Almansoori (UAE) UAE0:01:01 
96Majed Albloushi (UAE) UAE  
97Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:01:08 
98Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:11 
99Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Bahrain-Merida0:01:13 
100Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:01:16 
101Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:01:18 
102Matteo Bono (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
103Saif Alkaabi (UAE) UAE  
104Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:25 
105Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:01:36 
106Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors  
107Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:01:44 
108Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:02:15 
109Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:21 
110Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
111Mohammed Al Maurawwi Alblooshi (UAE) UAE  
112Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
113Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:02:35 
114Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
115Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
116Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:02:48 
117Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:03:01 
118Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
119Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:03:36 
120Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:03:40 
121Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky  
122Nicholas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data0:03:43 
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk  
DSQAndrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo25 pts
2Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data16 
3Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida11 
4Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team10 
5Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo8 
6Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team6 
7Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
8Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team5 
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky4 
10Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport4 
11Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo3 
12Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport2 
13Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida2 
14Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team1 
Intermediate sprint 1 - Silicon Oasis 38.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team5 pts
2Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport2 
4Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida1 
Intermediate sprint 2 - Khor Fakkan 181.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team5 pts
2Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport2 
4Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida1 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team12:09:24 
2Team Lotto NL-Jumbo  
3BMC Racing Team  
4Team Sky  
5UAE Abu Dhabi  
6Aqua Blue Sport  
7Astana Pro Team  
8Bahrain-Merida  
9One Pro Cycling  
10Wilier Triestina  
11Team Dimension Data  
12Bardiani CSF  
13Quick-Step Floors  
14Team Novo Nordisk  
15Trek-Segafredo0:00:14 
16UAE National Selection0:01:50 
General Classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step Floors12:34:54 
2Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:08 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo0:00:10 
4Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:13 
5Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team0:00:14 
6Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
7Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
8Thomas Stewart (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
9Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:00:16 
10Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data  
11Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
12Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Yousif Mirza (UAE) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
14Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:00:19 
15Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:20 
16Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
17Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
18Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
19Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
20Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
21Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
22Andrew Fenn (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
23Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team  
24Simone Consonni (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
25Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
27Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
28Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
29Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
30Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
31Quentin Valognes (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
32Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
33Jan Polanc (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
34Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
35Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky  
36Truls Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
37Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
38Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling  
39Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
40Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
41Hayden Mccormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
42Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
43Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
44Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
45Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
46Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
47Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
48Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
49Joshua Hunt (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
50Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
51Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team  
52Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
53Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
54Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
55Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Rafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina  
57Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
58Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
59Stefan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Sport  
60David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:33 
61Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
62Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team0:00:37 
63Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
64Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
65Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team  
66Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
67Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:40 
68Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:00:41 
69Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo0:00:47 
70Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky0:01:01 
71Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
72Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:01:06 
73Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo0:01:08 
74Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:01:13 
75Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:15 
76Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina  
77Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:01:20 
78Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:01:29 
79Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:31 
80David Per (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:01:39 
81Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
82Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:01:51 
83Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:11 
84Jaber Almansoori (UAE) UAE0:02:20 
85Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:02:41 
86Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:02:42 
87Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:02:55 
88Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors0:02:56 
89Majed Albloushi (UAE) UAE0:02:58 
90Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:03:06 
91Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:03:08 
92Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:03:10 
93Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:03:13 
94Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:03:15 
95Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:03:21 
96Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:03:32 
97Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:03:36 
98Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:04:00 
99Mohammed Yousef Al Mansouri (UAE) UAE0:04:07 
100Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
101Samuel Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:04:10 
102Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:04:47 
103Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:48 
104Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Bahrain-Merida0:04:49 
105Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:51 
106Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:04:52 
107Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:56 
108Matteo Bono (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi0:05:15 
109Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:05:21 
110Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:05:45 
111Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data0:06:50 
112Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:07:02 
113Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data0:07:07 
114Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:07:12 
115Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:07:24 
116Badr Alhammadi (UAE) UAE0:08:30 
117Ahmed Almansoori (UAE) UAE0:09:00 
118Nasser Almemari (UAE) UAE0:09:09 
119Saif Alkaabi (UAE) UAE0:09:53 
120Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky0:10:42 
121Mohammed Al Maurawwi Alblooshi (UAE) UAE0:10:51 
122Nicholas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data0:11:15 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step Floors50 pts
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo41 
3Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo35 
4Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team19 
5Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data16 
6Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data15 
7Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo13 
8Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF12 
9Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi12 
10Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina11 
11Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida11 
12Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team10 
13Thomas Stewart (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling9 
14Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team9 
15Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky9 
16Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
17Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
18Yousif Mirza (UAE) Team UAE Abu Dhabi6 
19Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport5 
20Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport4 
21Simone Consonni (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi3 
22Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF3 
23Matteo Bono (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi3 
24Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling2 
25Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling2 
26Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF2 
27Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida2 
28Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team1 
29Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport1 
Young Riders Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo12:35:02 
2Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:00:08 
3Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
4Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:12 
5Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
6Simone Consonni (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
7Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
8Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
9Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
10Quentin Valognes (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
11Jan Polanc (Slo) Team UAE Abu Dhabi  
12Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team Sky  
13Truls Korsaeth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
14Hayden Mccormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
15Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
16Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors  
17Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky  
18Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport  
19Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
20Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina  
21Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
22Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:32 
23Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:53 
24David Per (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:01:31 
25Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
26Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:02:03 
27Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors0:02:34 
28Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:02:47 
29Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors0:02:48 
30Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida0:02:58 
31Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data0:03:02 
32Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:03:13 
33Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:03:28 
34Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:03:52 
35Mohammed Yousef Al Mansouri (UAE) UAE0:03:59 
36Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
37Samuel Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:04:02 
38Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:04:39 
39Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:40 
40Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:43 
41Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo0:05:37 
42Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:07:16 
43Saif Alkaabi (UAE) UAE0:09:45 
44Nicholas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data0:11:07 
Intermediate Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF12 pts
2Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team10 
3Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team10 
4Thomas Stewart (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling9 
5Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
6Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
7Yousif Mirza (UAE) Team UAE Abu Dhabi6 
8Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport5 
9Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF3 
10Matteo Bono (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi3 
11Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling2 
12Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida2 
13Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport1 
Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Abu Dhabi37:45:42 
2Movistar Team  
3BMC Racing Team  
4Team Lotto NL-Jumbo  
5Quick-Step Floors  
6Astana Pro Team  
7Team Sky  
8Aqua Blue Sport  
9Bardiani CSF  
10One Pro Cycling  
11Wilier Triestina  
12Team Novo Nordisk  
13Trek-Segafredo0:00:14 
14Team Dimension Data0:00:15 
15Bahrain-Merida0:00:40 
16UAE National Selection0:07:52 

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