Abu Dhabi Tour stage 1 highlights - Video

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) in the green jersey at Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) takes the first red leader's jersey at 2016 Abu Dhabi Tour

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) in the green jersey at Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) takes the first red leader's jersey at 2016 Abu Dhabi Tour (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) claimed the first victory on the opening stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, beating John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) in a drag race sprint.

The time bonuses put Nizzolo in the overall race lead by four seconds on Degenkolb, with Cavendish at six seconds. Jens Keukeleire (Orica-BikeExchange) is fourth after making the day's breakaway and taking out both intermediate sprints.

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