Dubai Tour: Viviani shoulders the blame for sprint defeat

Elia Viviani was hoping to celebrate his 29th birthday a day early with victory in the stage 1 sprint at the Dubai Tour. His Quick-Step Floors team gave him an excellent lead-out but he was beaten by Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), who got the jump on the Italian and pinned him close to the barriers all the way to the line.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.