Images from the second stage of the Dubai Tour, won by Elia Viviani (Sky). Photos by Graham Watson

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Elia Viviani gave Team Sky his first victory in its blue and black colours on Thursday, winning the bunch sprint at the end of the Dubai Tour‘s second stage.

Andrea Guardini (Astana) was the first of the sprinters to set the pace on the run-in to the line, but Italian Viviani came past him on the left.

>>> Elia Viviani pips Mark Cavendish to Dubai Tour stage two win

Stage one winner Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) found himself slightly boxed in, but accelerated enough behind Viviani to claim second and retain his overall lead in the race going into stage three on Friday.

The 2015 Dubai Tour concludes on Saturday, February 7.