Dubai Tour 2017: Stage 5 brings Kittel third sprint victory and overall win

The last stage of the Dubai Tour runs in 124 kilometres through Dubai City. The race boils down to a bunch sprint with Kittel powering to third third win in four stages, thus taking the overall win for the second time in a row. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Dubai Tour 2017

1. Marcel Kittel (ger)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
3. Riccardo Minali (ita) s.t.
4. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.
5. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
6. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
7. Jean-Pierre Drucker (lux) s.t.
8. Paolo Simion (ita) s.t.
9. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
10. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.

GC after 5th stage
1. Marcel Kittel (ger)
2. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) + 0.18
3. John Degenkolb (ger) + 0.20
4. Nicola Boem (ita) + 0.24
5. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
6. Thomas Stewart (gbr) s.t.
7. Riccardo Minali (ita) + 0.26
8. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.
9. Reinaardt Janse van Rensburg (rsa) + 0.27
10. Alex Dowsett (gbr) s.t.

Race report
It takes 40 kms for a successful break away to get clear. Gruzdev, Bono, Gerts and Cortina race to a lead that never exceeds 2 minutes.

With 9 kms to go the escapees are reeled in and the trains kick into high gear. Still, the sprint turns out to be quite chaotic with no train in the superior track. Kittel doesn’t bother and powers on to take his third victory in three stages. As a bonus he wins the Dubai Tour for the second time in a row.

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