'Everyone started smashing 10 bells out of each other': Abu Dhabi crosswinds prove perfect prep for Classics

Riders react to a surprisingly eventful day in the crosswinds on stage two of the Abu Dhabi Tour

Riders on stage two of the Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 (Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari)

(Image credit: Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse)

The Abu Dhabi Tour could have continued with its steady script, but the riders decided to "smash each other" in stage two and created some perfect Classics preparation.

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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.