Kittel claims first stage in Dubai

Marcel Kittel (Getty Images)
Marcel Kittel (Getty Images)

Dubai - Germany's Marcel Kittel claimed the Tour of Dubai's opening stage in a sprint from Dutch rival Dylan Groenewegen on Tuesday.

Quick Step rider Kittel won two stages of the race last year on his way to overall victory. Briton Mark Cavendish came in third after the 181km stage which finished on the man-made archipelago of Palm Jumeirah.

Wednesday's second of five stages is a 188km ride from Dubai to Ras al-Khaimah, one of the seven-member United Arab Emirates.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Having lost the first Test against the British & Irish Lions, can the Springboks recover to win the series?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Yes, they will win the series 2-1. Go Bokke!
55% - 3645 votes
The Boks will win a Test, but will lose the series 2-1.
27% - 1802 votes
It's not looking good. A 3-0 whitewash is on the cards.
18% - 1162 votes