The 2nd edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour got underway today and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) was the rider to take the spoils on stage 1. The Italian Champion sprinted to the victory ahead of John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) with our African Team’s Mark Cavendish placing 3rd. The opening 147km stage comprised of an out and back route in Madinat Zayed and the flat nature of the course through the desert meant the sprinters would surely decide the stage. Four early attackers at least kept the peloton honest and ensured the stage was run at a high speed. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka spent the day.