The Blue Jersey, Elia Viviani said: “The race isn't over yet. Two seconds advantage over Cort Nielsen isn't much, considering how strong he is. but we have a strong team. It was the case again to close the gap on the breakaway riders. I'm happy with the result because the goal was to defend the Blue Jjersey. I think I couldn't do more than this. When Colbrelli went, I thought my legs were dying. I just have to do my best sprint tomorrow to win the Dubai Tour and possibly another stage.”
1 - Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) 172km in 3h40’50”, average speed 46.732km/h
2 - Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
3 - Timo Roosen (Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) s.t.
- The Blue Jersey, sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Dubai (General individual classification by time) - Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
- The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by points) - Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
- The White Jersey, sponsored by RTA - Roads and Transport Authority (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1993) - Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana Pro Team)
- The UAE Flag Jersey, sponsored by DHA - Dubai Health Authority (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Nathan Van Hooydonck (BMC Racing Team)
1 - Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
2 - Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana Pro Team) at 2''
3 - Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) at 4"
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