The 2nd stage of the Dubai Tour was a crash affected affair that Elia Viviani (Team Sky) would win. Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) was in 2nd place and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) finished 3rd. Four riders would animate today’s stage, Koen De Kort (Giant Alpecin), Marcin Bialoblocki (One Pro), Francisco Mancebo (Skydive) and Silvain Dillier (BMC) were the attackers. As all well-known riders, with a fair amount of firepower, the peloton were not going to allow this quartet all that much breathing space. 2 minutes would be the limit to their advantage today as Etixx-Quickstep and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were the two most prominent teams.