Mark Cavendish of Team Dimension Data made it two stage wins in the 2016 Abu Dhabi Tour as he claimed the sprint finish in the final stage on Sunday at Yas Marina Circuit, beating Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) in a straight sprint for the line.
The Queen stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour was taken out by Tanel Kangert (Astana) as he climbed to the stage win and into the overall race lead. Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) was 2nd on the stage and Eritrean Mekseb Debesay put in a stellar ride to finish 3rd for our African Team.
Starting in Al Ain, it was a pan flat 140km run-in to the foot of the 10km Jebel Hafeet climb for the 3rd and Queen stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. After yesterday’s stage win, Mark Cavendish took to the start in the overall race leaders red jersey but it was never going to be a stage for our sprint heavy team for that matter. Cavendish would relinquish the red jersey by the stage end but kept the green points jersey going into tomorrow’s final stage. Continue reading Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Shines on Abu Dhabi Tour Queen Stage to Finish 3rd→