Marcel Kittel: ‘It’s nice to win jumping from wheel to wheel’

German sprinter Marcel Kittel overcomes final kilometre chaos to win without a lead-out in the Dubai Tour

Marcel Kittel wins stage two of the 2017 Dubai Tour.

(Image credit: ANSA / Matteo Bazzi)

With his Quick-Step Floors team having executed a near-perfect lead-out train on stage one of the Dubai Tour, Marcel Kittel was pleased to showcase a different style of sprinting on stage two, producing a late surge for the line to secure his second victory in consecutive days.

A sharp turn with just over one kilometre to go caused chaos among the sprinters trains and meant Kittel’s Quick-Step lead-out got swamped pushing him far down the pack. Yet with the help of team-mate Fabio Sabatini, Kittel he managed to weave through the bunch and edge ahead of LottoNL-Jumbo’s Dylan Groenewegan with seconds to spare.

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