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Dubai Tour’18 Stage 2: Perfect Birthday For Viviani!
PeloPics: The Italian rider Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 2 of the Dubai Tour, from Skydive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah (190km), in a bunch sprint. On the finish line he beat Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), who remains in the lead of the overall General Classification. Third classified was Riccardo Minali (Astana).

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner Elia Viviani said: “Having my birthday today added to my motivation. Losing yesterday was also good for my head. Overnight we felt like we missed one chance that would never be given back. I feel I'm in good condition and have the legs for winning. I had a mechanical but luckily it was with 20km to go and I had time to come back. With 500m to go, my lead out man Fabio Sabatini closed the gap. I chose Kristoff's wheel. I saw Groenewegen coming back with 50 meters but finally the line was in the right place for me to win. I'm pretty happy.”

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
Stage 2 start in Skydive Dubai

The Blue Jersey, Dylan Groenewegen said: “It's very hard to come only second today after winning yesterday. I had mechanical problems with my first bike, and also with the second 1.5km before the finish. That's how I lost my sprint train and I came very late to the front for sprinting. The only good point for today is that I'm still in the lead of the overall classification but I wanted to win the stage.”

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
The break of the day was caught with 15 kilometers to go

Nathan Van Hooydonck (BMC), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Fuwen Xue (Mitchelton-BikeExchange), Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk), Mohamed Al Mansouri (United Arab Emirates) and Yousif Mirza (UAE Team Emirates) went early but were swept up by the sprinter teams.

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
The local fans were roadside

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
The peloton were ready for a bunch sprint

Foto LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
Quick-Step Floors put Viviani in the perfect position

Foto LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
Birthday win for Viviani

Cycling: 5th Tour Dubai 2018 / Stage 2 Arrival / Elia Viviani of Italy Celebration / Dylan Groenewegen of The Netherlands Blue Leader Jersey / Skydive Dubai - Al Khaimah (190km)/ Ras Al Khaimah Stage / Dubai Tour / © Tim De Waele
Groenewegen a close second

Ras al Khaimah - Dubai - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Elia Viviani (ITA - QuickStep - Floors) pictured during the 2018 Dubai Tour stage 2 - from Skydive Dubai to Ras al Khaimah (190KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Pleased!

Foto LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
The winners take to the podium

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
Elia Viviani with his stage trophy - cake later

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
Groenewegen receives the leaders jersey

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
Another podium for Groenewegen

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
Dubai still has podium girls and trophy

Foto LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (Emirati Arabi Uniti) Sport Ciclismo Dubai Tour 2018 - 5a edizione - Tappa 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - da Skidive Dubai a Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miglia) Nella foto:   Photo LaPresse - Massimo Paolone 07/02/2018 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Sport Cycling Dubai Tour 2018 - 5th edition -  Stage 2 - Ras Al Khaimah Stage - Skidive Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah - 190 km (118,1 miles) In the pic:
A packed Dubai podium

The Blue Jersey, sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Dubai (General individual classification by time) - Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)
The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by points) - Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)
The White Jersey, sponsored by RTA - Roads and Transport Authority (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1993) - Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)
The UAE Flag Jersey, sponsored by DHA - Dubai Health Authority (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Nathan Van Hooydonck (BMC)

Dubai stage 2:


Dubai Tour Stage 2 Result:
1. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors in 4:34:31
2. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
3. Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana
4. Mark Cavendish (GB) Dimension Data
5. John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
6. Magnus Cort (Den) Astana
7. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
8. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC
9. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
10. Adam Blythe (GB) Aqua Blue Sport.

Dubai Tour Overall After Stage 2:
1. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo in 8:25:50
2. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors at 0:02
3. Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) BMC at 0:09
4. Magnus Cort (Den) Astana at 0:10
5. Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana at 0:12
6. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates at 0:16
7. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis
8. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
9. John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
10. Jacob Hennessy (GB) Mitchelton-Bikeexchange.

 


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