United Arab Emirates
4 February 2017
Marcel Kittel celebrates a successful defence of his GC title in the Dubai Tour. Along the way, the German took three stage wins, cementing his position as the most successful rider in the race's four-year history. His path to GC success was helped along when the Hatta Dam stage, with its steep uphill inish, was cancelled owing to high winds. The race was decided on time bonuses, and Kittel's three stages gave him an 18-second cushion over LottoNLJumbo's Dylan Groenewegen. Three Britons - Tom Stewart, Mark Cavendish and Alex Dowsett - ininished in the top 10.