Abu Dhabi Tour 2017: Kittels bests Ewan by millimetres, Cav still leader

Abu Dhabi Tour 2017: Kittels bests Ewan by millimetres, Cav still leader

marcel kittel Abu Dhabi Tour 2017: Kittels bests Ewan by millimetres, Cav still leaderThe route of the 2nd stage in the Abu Dhabi Tour is a sprinter's dream. Yesterday's Kittel-Cav-Greipel-Ewan clash turned sour after a crash in the last kilometre - today the world’s best sprinters go head-to-head in a dramatic finale. Kittel outsprints Ewan with the tiniest of margins, while Cav holds on to the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Abu Dhabi Tour

1. Marcel Kittel (ger)
2. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
3. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.
4. Matteo Pelucchi (ita) s.t.
5. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
6. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
7. Andrea Guardini (ita) s.t.
8. Eduard Michael Grosu (rum) s.t.
9. André Greipel (ger) s.t.
10. Alexander Porsev (rus) s.t.

GC after 2nd stage
1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Marcel Kittel (ger) + 0.04
3. André Greipel (ger) + 0.08
4. Marco Canola (ita) s.t.
5. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
6. Manuele Mori (ita) s.t.
7. Niccolo Bonifazio (ita) + 0.10
8. Fabio Calabria (aus) + 0.11
9. Mirco Maestri (ita) + 0.12
10. Kaushige Kuboki (jap) s.t.

Race report
With 2 kms done the break of the day takes shape when Boem, De Marchi, Sveshnikov, Canola and Calabri slip clear. They race to a lead of 2 minutes but the peloton is keeping a close eye on them. The lead never exceeds 2’30”.

The last escapees, De Marchi and Canola, are brought back with 2.2 kms remaining and the race boils down to a clash of giants.

Caleb Ewan and Mark Cavendish go shoulder-to-shoulder. It looks like the Australian has the power and speed to take Cav’s scalp and he even raises his arms as he hits the line. But at the same he sees a big German on his right, besting him by millimetres. Cavendish finihses in third and holds on to his leaders jersey.

Tomorrow brings the Queen Stage with a summit finish after a 10.8 kilometres climb.

Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more

Click on the images to zoom.

Marcel Kittel


Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles
Favourites - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Overview - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Caleb Ewan outsprints Mark Cavendish, Rui Costa GC winner - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Rui Costa takes Queen Stage and overall lead - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Cav outpowers Greipel to take take leaders jersey - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Route stage 1: Madinat Zayed - Madinat Zayed - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Route stage 3: Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Route stage 4: Criterium on F1 Yas Marina circuit - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017
More articles
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!