Elia Viviani (Team Sky) won stage 2, the Nakheel Stage, of the Dubai Tour today. In second place was Mark Cavendish (Etixx – Quick-Step), who retained the race lead and will wear the Blue Jersey (sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai). Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team) took third place.
Paolo Simion (Bardiani CSF), 17th in the stage , was once again the top young rider – born on or after 1 Jan 1990 – and retains the category’s White Jersey (Sponsored By RTA – The Roads And Transport Authority) for the Best Young Rider. Davide Frattini (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) took the lead in the Intermediate Sprints competition, rewarded by the UAE Flag Jersey (sponsored by Dubai Sports Channel).
“Yesterday we were third, and after the stage we watched the video a few times to understand what we did wrong. Today was a little better with Swift in the last 500m, and I think this is the result.”
Stage winner Elia Viviani
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