Defending champion Marcel Kittel won the Tour of Dubai on Saturday after clinching the final stage by emerging triumphant from a bunch sprint at the foot of the world’s tallest building.

The German Quick Step rider outpaced Italian duo Elia Viviani and Riccardo Minali for his third stage win from four on the Tour after a 124km run through Dubai finishing at the foot of the 828m-tall Burj Khalifa.

Friday’s medium mountain stage could have derailed Kittel’s defence of a Tour also won in 2016, but due to violent winds the stage was cancelled. – Agence France-Presse

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