Nizzolo beats Degenkolb and Cavendish in Abu Dhabi opener

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) showed that he is in great form late in the season when he rode to a dominant victory in the bunch sprint on the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour.

The Italian positioned himself perfectly behind Ramon Sinkeldam (Giant-Alpecin) and after a long sprint he easily held off John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) to take both the win and the first leader’s jersey.

With the win, Nizzolo is the first leaders of the race with a 4-second advantage over Degenkolb. He will try to make it two in a row in tomorrow’s second stage which is equally and takes place in the city of Abu Dhabi where another bunch sprint is expected.

Abu Dhabi Tour 2016 – stage 1 results:

1 Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo)

 3:15:59

2 John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin)

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3 Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)

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4 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-BikeExchange)

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5 Christopher Latham (WIGGINS)

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6 Michael Kolar (Tinkoff)

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7 Romain Maikin (Gazprom-RusVelo)

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8 Marco Coleman (Trek-Segafredo)

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9 Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC)

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10 Ramon Sinkeldam (Giant-Alpecin)

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