Mark Cavendish ‘terrified for my life’ in chaotic Dubai Tour sprint

British sprinter Mark Cavendish said that it was hard to get a clear sprint during the opening stage of the Dubai Tour, with riders cutting across the front of the bunch

Mark Cavendish at the 2018 Dubai Tour.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish said he was ‘terrified for his life’ in the chaotic finish to the first stage of the Dubai Tour.

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) triumphed on a stage to the Palm Jumeriah that was always likely to end in a bunch sprint. He and fellow podium finishers Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) had clear air between them and the rest of the peloton as others jostled for position behind.

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