German cyclist Kittel sprints to stage win in Dubai
German cyclist Marcel Kittel, from team Giant-Shimano, celebrates as he crosses the finish line and wins the second stage of the Dubai Tour 2014 in Dubai on February 6, 2014 - by Marwan Naamani
Kittel won his second consecutive stage, edging out Spain's Juan Jose Lobato of Movistar and Slovakia's Peter Sagan in a sprint finish to the 162-kilometre ride from the capital to Hatta.
Phinney leads by a margin of 15 seconds from Britain's Steve Cummings, with only 36 seconds separating the top 10.
The race, being held for the first time this year, concludes with a 123-km ride from the capital to Burj-Khalifa on Friday.
3rd stage results
1. Marcel Kittel (GER/Giant-Shimano) 3h 47:52, 2. Juan Jose Lobato (ESP/Movistar), s.t., 3. Peter Sagan (SVK/Cannondale) s.t., 4. Dylan van Baarle (NED/Garmin-Sharp) s.t., 5. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/Giant-Shimano) s.t., 6. Wouter Poels (NED/Omega Pharma-Quickstep) s.t., 7. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/Movistar) s.t., 8. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/Garmin Sharp) s.t., 9. Nikolai Trusov (RUS/Tinkoff-Saxo) s.t., 10. Jesus Herrada (ESP/Movistar) s.t.
1. Taylor Phinney (USA/BMC) 6h 50:24., 2. Steve Cummings (GBR/BMC) at 15sec, 3. Lasse Hansen (DEN/GRM) 17, 4. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 23, 5. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/TRE) 26, 6. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 30, 7. Adriano Malori (ITA/MOV) 33, 8. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 36, 9. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) s.t., 10. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) s.t.