Friday’s cover: Mark Cavendish goes back to the front with Abu Dhabi Tour Stage 1 win

Mark Cavendish makes the cover of The National Sport on Friday, February 24, 2017 after the Englishman won the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 in Madinat Zayed.

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Mark Cavendish makes the cover of The National Sport on Friday, February 24, 2017 after the Englishman won the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 in Madinat Zayed.

The Team Dimension Data rider crossed the finish line of the 189-kilometre Emirates Motor Company Stage, which started and ended in Madinat Zayed and takes in much of Abu Dhabi’s desert landscape, in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 6 seconds, narrowly edging out German Andre Greipel of Lotto-Soudal and Bahrain-Merida’s Italian sprinter Niccolo Bonifazio.

Read the Stage 1 report here.

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