Marcel Kittel Sprints To Stage 3 Win In Dubai


DUBAI, Feb 07, 2014 (AFP) – Germany’s Marcel Kittel of the Giant-Shimano
team won the third stage of the Dubai Tour on Friday as American Taylor
Phinney maintained the overall race lead.

Kittel won his second consecutive stage, edging out Spain’s Juan Jose
Lobato of Movistar and Slovakia’s Peter Sagan in a sprint finish to the
162-kilometre ride from the capital to Hatta.

Phinney leads by a margin of 15 seconds from Britain’s Steve Cummings, with
only 36 seconds separating the top 10.

The race, being held for the first time this year, concludes with a 123-km
ride from the capital to Burj-Khalifa on Friday.

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3rd stage results
1. Marcel Kittel (GER/Giant-Shimano) 3h 47:52, 2. Juan Jose Lobato
(ESP/Movistar), s.t., 3. Peter Sagan (SVK/Cannondale) s.t., 4. Dylan van
Baarle (NED/Garmin-Sharp) s.t., 5. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg
(RSA/Giant-Shimano) s.t., 6. Wouter Poels (NED/Omega Pharma-Quickstep) s.t.,
7. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/Movistar) s.t., 8. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/Garmin
Sharp) s.t., 9. Nikolai Trusov (RUS/Tinkoff-Saxo) s.t., 10. Jesus Herrada
(ESP/Movistar) s.t.

Overall standings
1. Taylor Phinney (USA/BMC) 6h 50:24., 2. Steve Cummings (GBR/BMC) at
15sec, 3. Lasse Hansen (DEN/GRM) 17, 4. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 23, 5. Fabian
Cancellara (SUI/TRE) 26, 6. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 30, 7. Adriano Malori
(ITA/MOV) 33, 8. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 36, 9. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT)
s.t., 10. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) s.t.