Mark Cavendish left frustrated after gearing problem ruins brilliant lead-out effort

Manxman praises the work of team-mates on final stage, and is overall happy with his Dubai Tour performace

Mark Cavendish prepares for the Dubai Tour

(Image credit: ANSA/Matteo Bazzi)

Mark Cavendish admitted he was disappointed to leave the Dubai Tour without a victory but happy with his overall performance at his first race of 2017, after suffering a mechanical problem that halted his sprint on the final stage won by Marcel Kittel.

The Manxman has been hunting his first win of the season at the five-stage race in Dubai, although he admitted before the race began he was unsure of his form due to his late finish to the 2016 season.

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