The Dubai Tour is the first of the three early season races in the Middle East, coming before the Tour of Qatar and the Tour of Oman.
The Tour took place in the city of Dubai, from February 5th to 8th, covering 418 Km, with 16 teams and 127 riders at the start. This event was the season opener for the Vittoria Servizio Corse neutral race support. Servizio Corse was present with a team, three drivers and three mechanics.
For neutral service, Servizio Corse had 9 bikes, 30 pairs of tubular wheels, and 100 Vittoria Corsa SC tires on hand. Vittoria was represented by the sponsored Team Giant-Shimano, which had a fantastic start to the season, thanks to German rider, Marcel Kittel, who asserted his sprinting prowess in stages 2-3-4.
The German rider put all his effort in the sprints, and his teammates worked hard to make sure he had a great lead out. With 60 points and three stage wins, Kittel won the overall race, followed by Slovakian racer Sagan (33 points), American Phinney and South African Smit (both at 32 points).10 February 2014
The Dubai Tour is the first of the three early […]