Dubai Tour 2016: Strong Kittel to take stage 4 and GC!

The final stage of the 2016 Dubai Tour is a flat endeavour. A break with Rui Costa is brought back in time and then Marcel Kittel puts on a briliant show by outsprinting the pack and seizing the GC win. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2016 Dubai Tour

1. Marcel Kittel (ger)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
3. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.
4. Andrea Palini (ita) s.t.
5. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
6. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
7. Fabio Sabatini (ita) s.t.
8. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
9. Erik Baska (svk) s.t.
10. Yanto Barker (gbr) s.t.

GC 2016 Dubai Tour
1. Marcel Kittel (ger)
2. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) + 0.04
3. Juan José Lobato (spa) + 0.06
4. Silvan Dillier (swi) + 0.16
5. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 0.23
6. Philippe Gilbert (bel) + 0.25
7. Fabian Cancellara (swi) + s.t.
8. Daniele Bennati (ita) + 0.28
9. Davide Rebellin (ita) s.t.
10. Soufiane Haddi (mar) + 0.29

Race report
Early in the race a large group escapes, but they are brought back. Rui Costa, Daniel Teklehaimanot, Jan Polanc, Roy Curvers, Sebastian Lander and Mark Christian are more succesful. They create a maximum gap of 3’20”.

With 16 km’s left the lead is down to half a minute and Mark Christian gives it a go. But no miracle bestows the young Briton and he is brought back after a 5 km’s solo effort.

After a perfect lead out by his new Etixx-QuickStep teammates Marcel Kittel storms to a double victory: stage win and overall. For the first time in the 2016 Dubai Tour Giacomo Nizzolo doesn’t get his hands on bonus seconds and he finishes 4 seconds down on the strong German.

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