Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team) claimed a well deserved victory in the queen stage of the second Abu Dhabi Tour as Vincenzo Nibali decided to give a chance to his faithful domestique who has played a key role in many of his great successes. In a day of echelons on the way to the famous mountain Jebel Hafeet, Kangert and Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) took the opportunity to come across to lone leader Carlos Verona (Orica-BikeExchange) 6.5km before the summit. Kangert rode away solo with 3.2km to go to take over from Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) in the lead of the overall ranking on the eve of the conclusive stage.
1 – Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team) 150km in 3h31’31”, average speed 42.549km/h
2 – Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) at 17″
3 – Mekseb Debesay (Team Dimension Data) at 33″
1 – Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team)
2 – Nicola Roche (Team Sky) at 21″
3 – Diego Ulissi (Lampre – Merida) at 43″
4 – Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) at 1’00”
5 – Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) s.t.
abu dhabi tour Tanel kangert