The defending champion came from behind to surge to victory in four hours, 25 minutes and 33 seconds on the 188-kilometre stage from the Dubai International Marine Club to Ras Al Khaimah.

Kittel leaves it late to clinch second win in Stage 2 sprint

Groenewegen (Lotto NL-Jumbo) followed the German over the line for the second day in a row to sit eight seconds behind the Quick-Step Floors rider in the general classification, while Italian Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina) took third place.
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Kittel said: "Everyone had fresh legs. There weren't many possibilities to stretch up the peloton before the finish line. As a team we just came really late into the last corner.
"It was still very good teamwork. I'm not the kind of rider who will say that I'll win all the flat stages of the Dubai Tour. As everyone could see, it can be very tight."
Groenewegen added: "I wanted to be first but I have to be content with second, as Marcel Kittel was strong at the end. I think it was possible for me to win but I launched my sprint a bit too early. Had I accelerated 50 metres later, I could have won."
Dimension Data's Cavendish, the 2015 champion, lies 16 seconds behind Kittel in the overall standings with three stages remaining.

TOP 10

1. Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step Floors
2. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
3. Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina
4. John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
5. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
6. Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
7. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data
8. Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
9. Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF
10. Adam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport