Dutch Groenewegen Wins Dubai Tour Stage One

Results, video and recap from stage 1

RBA/AFP — Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen (LottonL-Jumbo) won the first stage of the Dubai Tour on Tuesday, edging out Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen and Italian Elia Viviani to don the blue leader’s jersey.

Groenewegen pulled away from Cort Nielsen (Astana Pro) and Viviani (Quickstep-Floors) in the final sprint of stage one of the fifth Dubai Tour, a 167 kilometre (103.8 mile) ride across the Gulf city that ended on the manmade islands of Palm Jumeirah.

The second stage of the Dubai Tour starts on Wednesday, on 190 kilometers (118 miles) of flat road between Dubai and the neighbouring emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, a route that again will favour sprinters.

The back drop of the Dubai city stands out from your typical European scenery

Results from the first stage of the Dubai Tour:

1. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/TLJ), 3hr 51min 25sec

2. Magnus Cort Nielsen (DAN/AST) s.t.

3. Elia Viviani (ITA/QST) s.t.

4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/UAD) s.t.

5. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/CDF) s.t.

Overall standings

1. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/TLJ) 3hr 51min 25sec

2. Magnus Cort Nielsen (DAN/AST) at 0:04

3. Elia Viviani (ITA/QST) 0:06

4. Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL/BMC) 0:07

5. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/UAD) 0:10.

Dylan Groenewegen (NED – Team LottoNL – Jumbo) took the first stage

Photos: Bettini

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