Saturday afternoon, in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Mark Cavendish (Etixx – Quick-Step) won stage four – The Burj Stage – of the 2015 Dubai Tour. Victory brought Cavendish the race leader’s Blue Jersey by a margin of six seconds over yesterday’s stage winner and the overnight Blue Jersey, John Degenkolb (Team Giant – Alpecin), who finished 9th.
Cavendish also secured victory in the overall points classification and received the final Red Jersey on the podium, by virtue of his wins in stages one and four and his second place in stage two.
“I’m super-happy, obviously. Obviously it’s nice to win, but winning isn’t new. What makes this super special is the fact that Etixx – Quick-Step just rode from the beginning of the race on Wednesday until the finish of the race here today. Our team wanted to control.(…)
The lads rode with fire in their eyes today. That was a phenomenal display the whole day, not just the lead-out. To be fair, I didn’t really do anything, so I’m incredibly grateful to the lads for this win. I think, yeah, they deserve this jersey more than me.”
Mark Cavendish, 2015 Dubai Tour Champion.
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