viernes, febrero 24, 2017

Tour Abu Dhabi etapa 1 cavendish al sprint

cavendish wins

second stage

Tour Abu Dhabi 2017

Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) wins Stage 1, the Emirates Motor Company Stage, of the Abu Dhabi Tour and takes the Red Jersey

Madinat Zayed, 23 February 2017 – The Manx rider Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) won the opening stage of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour, from Madinat Zayed to Madinat Zayed (188km), in a bunch sprint and took the lead in the General Classification. On the podium he was rewarded with the first race leader's Red Jersey, sponsored by Al Maryah Island, and also the points leader's Green Jersey, sponsored by Nation Towers.


1 - Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) 189km in 4h37’06”, average speed 40.923km/h

2 - Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) s.t.

3 - Niccolò Bonifazio (Bahrain - Merida) s.t.


Stage 2 – Nation Towers Stage (153km)

From Abu Dhabi (Al Maryah Island) to Abu Dhabi (Al Marina)

Sign-on procedures: 12:00-13:20

Alignment: 13:25

Start - KM 0: 13:30 (transfer 2,500m)

Finish: Approx. 17:00

Race Headquarters: St. Regis Corniche Hotel, Abu Dhabi (UAE)


The second stage will take place mostly in the city of Abu Dhabi. After the start the race goes through Reem Island, then along the Abu Dhabi Corniche for the first time before turning south on wide, straight boulevards. Here the route passes close to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and reaches Shakhbout City – site of the first Intermediate Sprint, with several roundabouts on the course – before riding through Al Shahama and Al Bahya – for the second Intermediate Sprint – then returning to Yas Island. The final part of the stage is raced on the Sheikh bin Zayed Highway towards the Abu Dhabi Corniche and the finish line. The entire route is on wide boulevards with “cat’s eyes” road reflectors constantly dividing the lanes.

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