It was pan flat, it was a little nervy and it was very VERY fast at the end. Yes sirree desert racing is GO!
Stage 1: Dubai to Palm Jumeirah, 181km
Marcel Kittel and the Quick-Step Floors guys made it look easy as he delivered their 7th win of the season. Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto-NL-Jumbo) placed second with Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) in third – a superb effort given he’d ridden the last 4km on a flat tyre.
Highlights from the Global Cycling Network team…
We LOVE the Quicksteppers hugs, and Bob Jungels was impressive bringing back the break of the day.
Full report at Cycling News.
Header image: Jerseys galore ©Tim De WaeleKT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images