Stage 3 of the Abu Dhabi Tour saw Mekseb Debesay grab the headlines with a stunning ride, more here: http://africasteam.com/2016/10/22/abu-dhabi-tour-3-mekseb-debesay-shines-on-queen-stage-to-finish-3rd/.

The Queen stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour was taken out by Tanel Kangert (Astana) as he climbed to the stage win and into the overall race lead. Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) was 2nd on the stage and Mekseb Debesay put in a stellar ride to finish 3rd for our African Team. Starting in Al Ain, it was a pan flat 140km run-in to the foot of the 10km Jebel Hafeet climb for the 3rd and Queen stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. After yesterday’s stage win, Mark Cavendish took to the start in the overall race leaders red jersey but it was never going.