Sonny Colbrelli wins tough Dubai Tour stage to Hatta Dam, Viviani keeps overall lead

Escapee Brandon McNulty caught just before the line as Sonny Colbrelli takes the victory on stage four of the 2018 Dubai Tour. Elia Viviani retains the overall lead

Sonny Colbrelli wins stage four of the 2018 Dubai Tour.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Italian Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) won stage four of the 2018 Dubai Tour on Friday, powering to victory up the sharp final climb to Hatta Dam.

Colbrelli's Bahrain-Merida team had set him up perfectly going into the one-kilometre final climb. They had chased down lone escapee Brandon McNulty (Rally Cycling), who survived from the day's break until the agonising final few hundred metres.

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