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Cavendish wins Dubai Tour third stage, Viviani leads overall

Dimension Data's British rider Mark Cavendish celebrates victory as he crosses the finishing line of the third stage of the Dubai Tour, from Sky Dive Dubai to Fujairah, today. AFP
Dimension Data's British rider Mark Cavendish celebrates victory as he crosses the finishing line of the third stage of the Dubai Tour, from Sky Dive Dubai to Fujairah, today. AFP

Cavendish wins Dubai Tour third stage, Viviani leads overall

British sprint king Mark Cavendish earned his first win of the year by claiming victory in the third stage of the Dubai Tour today.

The 32-year-old former world champion edged out France’s Nacer Bouhanni and German powerhouse Marcel Kittel at the end of the 180km stage from Dubai to Fujairah.

Italian Elia Viviani, winner of Wednesday’s second stage, is the new leader after Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen, Tuesday’s opening stage victor, was penalised 20 seconds for drafting – using a team car to shield himself from the wind.

Groenewegen dropped to 42nd overall with Cavendish up to second, four seconds off Viviani.

Friday’s fourth stage is a 172km ride from Dubai to Hatta Dam.

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