Monday cover: Two thumbs up for Tanel Kangert, Abu Dhabi Tour winner

Estonia's Tanel Kangert takes The National's Sport cover for Monday, October 24 after he won the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour on Sunday.

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Estonia's Tanel Kangert takes The National's Sport cover for Monday, October 24 after he won the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour on Sunday.

It was a first general classification victory in any tour race for the humble Team Astana rider, who normally figures into the support set-up. But after winning the pivotal third stage, with its final climb up Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, he was primed to take centre stage for once.

“If I get occasionally the chance to do my own results then I would love to take it and use it,” he said.

“But I am not the big champion. I am not going to be the big champion. I’d love to win a race or two per year always.”

Read Osman Samiuddin's full accounting of the 2016 Abu Dhabi Tour finale.

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