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Dubai Tour 2014

Date range:
February 5- 8

February 06, Stage 2: Dubai - Palm Jumeirah 122km

Dubai Tour: Marcel Kittel wins stage 2

By:
Cycling News
Published:
February 06, 2014, 9:57 GMT,
Updated:
February 06, 2014, 16:29 GMT

Phinney holds onto race lead

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) claimed stage 2 of the Dubai Tour in a sprint finish on Thursday, edging out Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing). The American held onto his race lead, while Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma QuickStep) was left frustrated as he found himself boxed in inside the final few hundred meters.

“The team did a great job in bringing me into position,” Kittel said at the finish.

“We did a lot of work and then in the last 500 meters I had do work for myself and then I started my sprint with 200 meters to go. I’m very proud of how we worked for the win today. There was a lot of wind and I hope it’s better in the next few days.”

Kittel’s win came in a chaotic sprint with his Giant-Shimano team going to-to-toe with Mark Cavendish’s Omega Pharma QuickStep squad.

The day’s early break, consisting of Francisco Mancebo (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team), Willie Smit (Vini Fantini-Nippo) and Diogo Nunes (Banco BIC-Carmim), formed after just a handful of kilometres and built up a lead approaching four minutes.

With BMC holding a healthy advantage, with Phinney and Steve Cummings first and second on GC, the trio’s chances would always be limited. The American team were the first squad to begin marshalling the front of the peloton, the long flat roads ideally suited for the pursuit, and with 28km remaining the gap had been reduced to just over a minute.

By that point the sprinters’ teams began to usher their candidates towards the front. Movistar, Garmin and Lampre joined Giant-Shimano and Omega Pharma towards the front and when Mancebo - the last man standing from the break – was caught with less than 15km to go, the likely sprint became an inevitability.

With 7km to go the bunch dove through a tunnel and it was Kittel’s cue to ensure that his team positioned him near the front of the peloton. The sudden injection of pace saw Omega regroup with Alessandro Petacchi and Mark Renshaw key to Cavendish’s chances of success.

Omega Pharma wrestled control at a U-turn with 3km to go, but Kittel, ideally suited to the flat track sprint, was ideally positioned as the peloton approached the final 1,000 meters. The same could not be said for Cavendish - riding in his first race with both Petacchi and Renshaw at his side – as he was swarmed by the bunch.

There was a brief cameo for Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) as he looked to set up Giacomo Nizzolo, but Kittel, powering through the middle had too much speed for Sagan and an impressive Phinney.

“I think the team rode really well in the finale and we can be really proud of this result. This is the first race or first lead out for lots of teams. Everyone has to train and find each other. It's not easy but it will come,” Kittel added.

“I have some good local support here, who showed me around and I think it was an advantage today.”

“In the last 500 metres I was on my own but it wasn't a problem because my team left me in a good position. I had good legs and I could wait and wait on Phinney's wheel and then went with 200 metres to go. Now I'm looking forward to the next two stages.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 2:50:30  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
3 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
4 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team    
5 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
6 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
7 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
8 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
9 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
10 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
11 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Garmin Sharp    
12 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp    
13 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team    
14 Antonio Viola (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
15 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
16 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
17 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
18 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
19 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing    
20 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
21 Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
22 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
23 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
24 Yousif Mirza (UAE) United Arab Emirates    
25 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
26 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
27 Alexandr Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha    
28 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
29 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
30 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
31 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano    
32 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha    
33 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale    
34 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
35 Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar Team    
36 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
37 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team    
38 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
39 Steven Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
40 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
41 Simon Buttner (Fra) RTS-Santic Racing Team    
42 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp    
43 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
44 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
45 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
46 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale    
47 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
48 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
49 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
50 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo    
51 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
52 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida    
53 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida    
54 Manuel Antunes Amaro (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
55 Tan Peng Yuan (Tpe) RTS-Santic Racing Team    
56 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
57 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp    
58 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing    
59 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha    
60 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
61 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale    
62 Bruno De Matos Sancho (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
63 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team    
64 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing    
65 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
66 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale    
67 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha    
68 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
69 Edward King (USA) Cannondale    
70 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
71 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
72 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
73 Bruno Manuel Sil Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo    
74 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
75 Kim Magnusson (Swe) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
76 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team    
77 Joao Pereira (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
78 Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
79 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
80 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha    
81 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
82 Rafael Ferreira Reis (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
83 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
84 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing    
85 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
86 Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
87 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
88 Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
89 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale    
90 Sun Jae Jang (Kor) RTS-Santic Racing Team    
91 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
92 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
93 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
94 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha    
95 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:13  
96 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:14  
97 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:16  
98 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:18  
99 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:22  
100 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:00:23  
101 Henrique Madeira Casimiro (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
102 Daniel Mestre (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
103 Wouter Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:25  
104 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha    
105 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:27  
106 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:34  
107 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:38  
108 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:55  
109 Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team    
110 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano    
111 Majid Albalooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:01:03  
112 Ahmed Almansoori (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:01:11  
113 Mohammed Albalooshi (UAE) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
114 Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:01:19  
115 Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:01:27  
116 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano 0:04:07  
117 Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:04:43  
118 Keon-Woo Park (Kor) RTS-Santic Racing Team    
119 Mansour Thani (UAE) United Arab Emirates    
120 Nawaf Albalooshi (UAE) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
121 Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS-Santic Racing Team    
122 Valter Pereira (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
123 Mohammed Almansoury (UAE) United Arab Emirates    
124 Khaled Altani (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:05:46  
125 Ahmad Albalooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:05:57  
126 Diogo Nunes (Por) Banco BIC Carmim 0:08:15  
127 Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:12:48  
General classification after stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:02:32  
2 Steven Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:00:15  
3 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Garmin Sharp 0:00:17  
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:23  
5 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:26  
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:00:30  
7 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:33  
8 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale 0:00:36  
9 Alexandr Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha    
10 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
11 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 0:00:38  
12 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:41  
13 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:00:42  
14 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:43  
15 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:44  
16 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
17 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:45  
18 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
19 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
20 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin Sharp    
21 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:46  
22 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
23 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:47  
24 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:00:48  
25 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:50  
26 Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
27 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:51  
28 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team    
29 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:53  
30 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
31 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
32 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:00:54  
33 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
34 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:55  
35 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing    
36 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:57  
37 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:58  
38 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:00  
39 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:01:02  
40 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 0:01:03  
41 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha    
42 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:01:04  
43 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
44 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:01:05  
45 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
46 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
47 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:06  
48 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:08  
49 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
50 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:09  
51 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
52 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:11  
53 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
54 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
55 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha    
56 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp 0:01:12  
57 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:13  
58 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
59 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:14  
60 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
61 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:15  
62 Wouter Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:17  
63 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing    
64 Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:19  
65 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:01:21  
66 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp    
67 Rafael Ferreira Reis (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
68 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:23  
69 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
70 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:24  
71 Edward King (USA) Cannondale 0:01:27  
72 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
73 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:29  
74 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:01:31  
75 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
76 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:34  
77 Bruno Manuel Sil Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo    
78 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:01:37  
79 Kim Magnusson (Swe) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:01:38  
80 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:40  
81 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:01:41  
82 Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo    
83 Yousif Mirza (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:01:43  
84 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:45  
85 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:01:46  
86 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:47  
87 Sun Jae Jang (Kor) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:01:48  
88 Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
89 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:49  
90 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:50  
91 Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
92 Antonio Viola (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:01:52  
93 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:55  
94 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:56  
95 Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:59  
96 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:02:02  
97 Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:02:03  
98 Manuel Antunes Amaro (Por) Banco BIC Carmim    
99 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha    
100 Daniel Mestre (Por) Banco BIC Carmim 0:02:04  
101 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:02:06  
102 Tan Peng Yuan (Tpe) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:02:07  
103 Joao Pereira (Por) Banco BIC Carmim 0:02:18  
104 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:02:20  
105 Bruno De Matos Sancho (Por) Banco BIC Carmim 0:02:23  
106 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 0:02:24  
107 Simon Buttner (Fra) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:02:30  
108 Henrique Madeira Casimiro (Por) Banco BIC Carmim 0:02:35  
109 Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team 0:02:38  
110 Mohammed Albalooshi (UAE) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:02:43  
111 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:02:46  
112 Willem Jakobus Smit (RSA) Vini-Fantini-Nippo 0:02:58  
113 Majid Albalooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:03:22  
114 Ahmed Almansoori (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:03:30  
115 Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:03:35  
116 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano 0:05:41  
117 Keon-Woo Park (Kor) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:06:43  
118 Mansour Thani (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:06:51  
119 Mohammed Almansoury (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:06:54  
120 Nawaf Albalooshi (UAE) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:06:57  
121 Valter Pereira (Por) Banco BIC Carmim 0:07:27  
122 Ruslan Karimov (Uzb) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:07:31  
123 Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:07:38  
124 Khaled Altani (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:08:06  
125 Ahmad Albalooshi (UAE) United Arab Emirates 0:09:16  
126 Diogo Nunes (Por) Banco BIC Carmim 0:09:49  
127 Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) RTS-Santic Racing Team 0:15:26