Dubai Tour 2015: Viviani outsprints ‘Cav’ in stage 2

The 2nd stage of the 2015 Dubai Tour starts at the same place as yesterday - the International Marine Club. Feng, Frattini and Chtioui spice up the race, and eventually they are reeled in by one by one. Etixx tries to launch their sprint-leader Cavendish just like yesterday, but it is Italian Viviani taking the flowers. (Slideshow route/profile)

Dubai Tour 2015: Results 2nd stage

1. Elia Viviani (ita)
2. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.
3. Andrea Guardini (ita) s.t.
4. Alexander Porsev (rus) s.t.
5. Andrea Palini (ita) s.t.
6. John Degenkolb (Ger) s.t.
7. Daniele Ratto (ita) s.t.
8. Daniel Oss (ita) s.t.
9. Michael Valgren (den) s.t.
10. Nicola Ruffoni (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) + 0.02
3. Andrea Guardini (ita) + 0.06
4. Davide Frattini (ita) + 0.11
5. Ben Swift (gbr) + 0.13
6. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
7. Alessandro Bazzana (ita) + 0.14
8. Manuele Boara (ita) s.t.
9. Rafael Valls Ferri (spa) + 0.15
10. Aleksander Porsev (rus) + 0.16

Race report
The three escapees race to a maximum gap of 5 minutes, while Frattini and Chtioui both win one intermediate sprint, thus reducing the GC gap to Cavendish. But the break doesn’t last and with 8 kilometres left home-rider Chtioui is the last escapees to be caught.

It is Sky rider Viviani outsprinting Cavendish. However, the man from Man remains the leader, by finishing second and taking 6 bonus-seconds. Viviani takes 10 seconds.

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  • Louise Shepherd says:

    Very annoyed that this race is not being broadcast on sport’s net.

    • Hendrik Eppinga says:

      Sorry to hear that. It is however broadcasted on Eurosport 2, but you have may have no access to that channel.
      you could however check procyclinglive for some livestreams.

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