Colbrelli Takes The Queen Stage In Dubai
PeloPics: “It’s a big win for me and the Team. We did a great job in the final part of the race. I have to thank my team for today’s win.” – Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) was excited after the victory on the Queen stage of the Dubai Tour.
It was an exciting race, riders were peeling off during the stage specially when the climbs started. Four riders were in the breakaway, but the two left had a 2:25 advantage only 15km before the finish line, but after a slight incline only Rally rider Brandon McNulty was left and he held off the peloton all the way to the Dam. When everyone thought he’ll win the stage, the peloton pushed and 60 meters before the finish line, where the climb hits 15%, Colbrelli shot out and passed the American rider and without looking back, took the win.
The break of the day
The win was so near for McNulty
“The final 2kms were really challenging. Vincenzo did a really great job with the team. I had a mechanical problem, but in the end I took the win. The breakaway rider was very strong. We caught up with him just 20/30meters to go. It went fine for me.” – Sonny said in the midst of all the interviews.
With this win and the bonus seconds, Sonny Colbrelli climbed up to 3rd place overall, just 4 seconds behind Elia Vivivani (Quick-Step Floors) before the tomorrow’s last stage. Everything is still possible.
The stage goes to Sonny
Viviani held the overall lead
Dubai Tour Stage 4 Result:
1. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida in 3:40:50
2. Magnus Cort (Den) Astana
3. Timo Roosen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
6. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
7. Tom Bohli (Swi) BMC
8. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis
9. Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team
10. Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) BMC.
Dubai Overall After Stage 4:
1. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors in 16:00:28
2. Magnus Cort (Den) Astana at 0:02
3. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:04
4. Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) BMC at 0:07
5. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis at 0:08
6. Loïc Vliegen (Bel) BMC
7. Timo Roosen (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:10
8. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates at 0:14
9. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC
10. Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC.