Lobato proud to spring a surprise at the Dubai Tour

Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar) was not considered a pre-stage favourite for the 17 per cent climb to Hatta Dam at the Dubai Tour but proved his third place in 2015 was no fluke with a perfectly-timed, and perfectly executed, victory that overshadowed the likes of Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC).

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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.