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Dubai Tour: Strong winds force organisers to cancel stage

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The Quick-Step team has a bit of fun as they wait for the news of the cancellation of the stage

The Quick-Step team has a bit of fun as they wait for the news of the cancellation of the stage
(Image credit: Quick-Step Floors)
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Julian Alaphilippe catches an alternative ride back to the hotel

Julian Alaphilippe catches an alternative ride back to the hotel
(Image credit: Quick-Step Floors)
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Sand is blown across the road en-route to the start

Sand is blown across the road en-route to the start
(Image credit: Team Aqua Blue Sport)
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Riders discuss the conditions

Riders discuss the conditions
(Image credit: Team Aqua Blue Sport)

The fourth stage of the Dubai Tour was cancelled after strong winds hit the course. Upon arriving at the start in Hatta, riders raised questions about safety conditions and following a lengthy meeting with the top riders and the commissaires, the call was made not to run the stage.

Stage 4 had already been altered due to concerns about the winds and the start was moved to Hatta, in order to avoid the exposed run through the desert.

The race will resume on Saturday with Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) leading the overall classification eight seconds ahead of Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo).

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General Classification after stage 4

#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

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