Dubai Tour 2015: Cav powers to stage-win plus overall

In the closing stage of the Dubai Tour five riders are in the break, but the real story of the day is the Degenkolb-Cavendish clash. In the overall, Cav is 4 seconds down on the German and the stage-winner takes 10 seconds, number two 6 seconds and the third 4 seconds. Did we just say clash? Degenkolb is nowhere to be seen and Cavendish power to a double win. (Slideshow route/profile)

Dubai Tour 2015: Results 4th stage

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
3. Juan José Lobato (spa) s.t.
4. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
5. Andrea Guardini (ita) s.t.
6. Danielle Ratto (ita) s.t.
7. Martijn Verschoor (Nld) s.t.
8. Davide Cimolai (ita) s.t.
9. John Degenkolb (Ger) s.t.
10. Andrea Palini (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. John Degenkolb (Ger) + 0.06
3. Juan José Lobato (spa) + 0.10
4. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.12
5. Marco Canola (ita) + 0.14
6. Alessandro Bazzana (ita) + 0.17
7. Grega Bole (slo) + 0.18
8. Philippe Gilbert (bel) s.t.
9. Manuele Baoro (ita) s.t.
10. Filippo Pozzato (ita) s.t.

Race report
The escapees take all points in both intermediate sprints and when they are caught with 6 kilometres left, it all boils down to the sprint on the line.

The lead out by Etixx is marvellous and Cavendish powers to victory. Degenkolb is nowhere to be seen and Cav takes the GC.

Dubai Tour 2015 stage 4: Images and more

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