Wout Poels laments lost victory after final corner crash in Abu Dhabi (video)

The Dutchman was leading into the final corner before disaster struck and destroyed his chances of victory at the Abu Dhabi Tour

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Wout Poels washes blood off his leg at the Abu Dhabi Tour (Gregor Brown)
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Team Sky's Wout Poels was on his way to win stage three of the Abu Dhabi Tour and the overall classification tomorrow when the race finishes in the United Arab Emirates's capital, but went too fast into the last corner at the top of the Jebel Hafeet summit finish and saw his bike slip from underneath him.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.