ABU DHABI (Reuters) - German Marcel Kittel showed he had perfectly recovered from a crash this week to claim the second stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour on Friday.
The Quick Step Floors rider, who crashed in the opening stage of the four-day race on Wednesday, outsprinted Australian Caleb Ewan after the Orica Scott rider raised his arms in celebration a little too soon.
Briton Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), who won the first stage after Kittel and Ewan crashed, had to settle for third but retained the overall lead.
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Saturday's third stage looks set to decide the race winner as the grand tour specialists tackle the a 10-km (6-mile)climb and hilltop finish at Jebel Hafeet.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Louise Ireland)