Alexander Kristoff wins Abu Dhabi Tour stage one after Mark Cavendish crashes out

UAE Team Emirates sprinter takes his second victory of the season

Alexander Kristoff wins stage one of the Abu Dhabi Tour

(Image credit: LaPresse - Ferrari / Paolone)

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) won the opening stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, out-sprinting Andrea Guardini (Bardiani CSF) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) on a flat first day.

Kristoff's UAE Team Emirates team were nowhere to be seen through the closing kilometres, largely leaving Kristoff to his own devices as LottoNL-Jumbo, Quick-Step Floors, and Katusha-Alpecin all attempted to take control.

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