Dubai Tour 2018: Viviani seals the deal and sprints to stage and overall victory

elia viviani 2018 - Dubai Tour 2018: Viviani seals the deal and sprints to victoryThe final stage of the Dubai Tour is a race on the flat in Dubai City. Elia Viviani sprints to victory, thus cementing his overall lead and winning GC ahead of Magnus Cort Nielsen and Sonny Colbrelli. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2018 Dubai Tour

1. Elia Viviani (ita)
2. Marco Haller (aut) s.t.
3. Adam Blythe (gbr) s.t.
4. Jean-Pierre Drücker (lux) s.t.
5. Rick Zabel (ger) s.t.
6. Marcel Kittel (ger)
7. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
8. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) s.t.
9. Andrea Peron (ita) s.t.
10. Fabio Sabatini (ita) s.t.

Final GC 2018 Dubai Tour
1. Elia Viviani (ita)
2. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) + 0.12
3. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) + 0.14
4. Nathan Van Hooydonck (bel) + 0.17
5. Loïc Vliegen (bel) + 0.18
6. Nacer Bouhanni (fra) s.t.
7. Timo Roosen (nld) + 0.20
8. Jean-Pierre Drücker (lux) s.t. + 0.24
9. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
10. Rick Zabel (ger) s.t.

Race report
Daniel Pearson goes solo and Sun, Almemari and Valognes chase him down. The four riders race to a maximum lead of almost 5 minutes.

Once again, Pearson heads out on his own when the gap is down to 1 minute with 25 kms left to race. Jacob Hennessy and Robin Stannard bridge across with 10 kms to go and leave Pearson behind. The two team mates race to a 15 seconds lead, but they are swept up with 3 kms remaining.

A crash before the final straight disturbs the sprint before Viviani powers to victory.

Read also: route 5th stage 2018 Dubai Tour.

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