(L-R) Juan Jose Lobato of Movistar Team, German rider Marcel Kittel of the EtixxQuick-Step and Giacomo Nizzolo of Trek Segafredo on the final podium of the 2016 Dubai Tour in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Contest 137

Would you like to win the Dubai leader’s jersey? How lucky or expert are you?

2017 DUBAI TOUR PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST IS UNVEILED, NOW IT’S TIME TO COMPETE! PICK THE WINNER OF THE 2017 DUBAI TOUR, AND YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE BLUE LEADER’S JERSEY.

Some of the world’s best sprinters are ready to race, who will be the winner of  DUBAI TOUR 2017? The last year’s winner or a young outsider?

5 HOT ASPIRANTS FOR THE OVERALL GC:  

Elia Viviani (ITA – Team Sky)

Viviani-serious

Viviani, is one of the most accomplished sprinters in the peloton, having claimed 40 victories since turning pro in 2010. The gold medalist in the Omnium at the Rio Olympic Games won the Dubai Tour second stage and wore the Blue Jersey as leader of the GC in 2015 and in 2016.

Marcel Kittel (GER – Quick-Step Floors)

Kittel’s palmares includes 74 victories, with five stages at the Dubai Tour and the last year’s general classification (Blue Jersey) and point classification (Red Jersey).

Mark Cavendish (British Isles – Team Dimension Data)

In 2016 Mark won the gold medal with Bradley Wiggins in the Madison at the Track World Championships; on 2 July he took the opening stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish at Utah Beach and put on the yellow jersey for the first time; in August he won the silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in the Omnium. Cavendish won two stages and the overall victory at the 2015 Dubai Tour.

John Degenkolb (GER – Trek-Segafredo)

Degenkolb has won the Milano-Sanremo (2015), Paris-Roubaix (2015), Paris-Tours (2013), Gent-Wevelgem (2014) one-day races and a stage at the Giro d’Italia (2013), along with 10 stage victories at the Vuelta a España. “Dege” won the Hatta Stage of the 2015 edition of the Dubai Tour, wearing the Blue Jersey.

Yousif Mirza (UAE – UAE Abu Dhabi)

Yousif Mohamed Ahmed Mirza Al-Hammadi was born 8 October 1988 in Khor Fakkan. He is a sprinter and won multiple Emirati national titles and the silver medal in the road race at the 2015 Asian Cycling Championships. He is the first Emirati cyclist since Ali Sayed Darwish in 1996 to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Thanks to his good past results, he’s the first Emirati professional rider to become a member of a WorldTeam.

CONTEST RULES:

The usual Castelli rules apply (see below), only one entry is allowed per person, and you enter by commenting below who you think
will win the 2017 Dubai Tour.

1. Contest is open to all Castelli Newsletter subscribers and Facebook fans.
2. The prize drawing is open to residents of the European Union and North America.
3. This contest begins today at 11:00 am (CET) and ends at the start of the last stage.
4. The Castelli random-number generator will pick the lucky winner.

THE BLUE LEADER’S JERSEY IS THE PRIZE

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MADE FOR HOT DAYS WITH AN AERO FIT

With the same fit and materials as the professional riders, the Dubai Tour leader’s jersey is perfect for the warm Dubai climate.
Castelli has partnered with the leading Italian fabric supplier SITIP to give the riders a lightweight next-to-nothing fabric for hot desert temperatures, the high-tech fabric blocks 96% of UV rays while providing excellent moisture management. The jersey is cut in a close-to-the-body anatomical shape for maximum aerodynamic performance when the peloton headed into dusty crosswind sections.

PHOTO CREDIT: ANSA – PERI / DAL ZENNARO  (VIVIANI – Credit Team Sky)

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137 Comments

  • Peugny says: January 26, 2017 at 11:10

    Viviani

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  • Richard Buxton says: January 26, 2017 at 11:19

    Kittel

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  • Neil Wardill says: January 26, 2017 at 11:19

    Kittel

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  • Andrew Evans says: January 26, 2017 at 11:22

    Kittel

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  • Alastair Ribbands says: January 26, 2017 at 11:30

    Mark Cavendish

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  • steve walton says: January 26, 2017 at 11:30

    Cavendish

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  • Brecht Denys says: January 26, 2017 at 11:30

    Kittel

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  • Alcides Canivete says: January 26, 2017 at 11:30

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Janos Toth says: January 26, 2017 at 11:33

    Kittel

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  • Norbert Elek says: January 26, 2017 at 11:33

    Cavendish

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  • Gabriela B says: January 26, 2017 at 11:34

    Marcel Kittel

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  • David Campbell says: January 26, 2017 at 11:34

    Viviani

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  • Botond E says: January 26, 2017 at 11:35

    Viviani

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  • Petar Antov says: January 26, 2017 at 11:35

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Wouter van den Brink says: January 26, 2017 at 11:44

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Marc Rentmeister says: January 26, 2017 at 11:54

    Kittel

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  • Martijn Poppelaars says: January 26, 2017 at 11:59

    Dylan Groenewegen

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  • Rebecca West says: January 26, 2017 at 12:03

    Cavendish

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  • Ron says: January 26, 2017 at 12:09

    Cavendish

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  • Henrik Giaretta says: January 26, 2017 at 12:14

    Viviani

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  • Ivan Naluswa says: January 26, 2017 at 12:16

    Marcel Kittel

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  • ultrarcher says: January 26, 2017 at 12:17

    Cavendish

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  • João Costa says: January 26, 2017 at 12:18

    Marcel Kittel

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  • NICOLA ZANARDI says: January 26, 2017 at 12:18

    viviani

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  • Cornelius Helmert says: January 26, 2017 at 12:21

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Ric Carter says: January 26, 2017 at 12:36

    Bernie Eisel

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  • Tri Tran says: January 26, 2017 at 12:47

    Vivianni

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  • Alessio Margaira says: January 26, 2017 at 12:53

    Kittel

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  • Matt says: January 26, 2017 at 12:54

    I would like to say Viviani, but Kittel it is..

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  • nicola says: January 26, 2017 at 12:56

    viviani !

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  • John Andrews says: January 26, 2017 at 13:00

    Kittel

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  • Alun Williams says: January 26, 2017 at 13:15

    Kittle

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  • Jorge Hernando says: January 26, 2017 at 13:18

    John Degenkolb

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  • Juan Luis Vañó says: January 26, 2017 at 13:42

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Tom Coudyzer says: January 26, 2017 at 13:46

    Marcel Kittel

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    • Tom Coudyzer says: January 26, 2017 at 13:47

      Updated email address

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  • Fernando Pinheiro says: January 26, 2017 at 13:47

    Cavendish

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  • Kuan teck seng says: January 26, 2017 at 13:51

    Mark cavendish

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  • Tiago Tarrataca says: January 26, 2017 at 13:54

    Marcel Kittel

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  • GRB says: January 26, 2017 at 14:02

    Kittel

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  • Adrián says: January 26, 2017 at 14:03

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Dale Allen says: January 26, 2017 at 14:17

    Kiittel

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  • Luke Richards says: January 26, 2017 at 14:18

    Cavendish

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  • Maxine says: January 26, 2017 at 14:19

    Cavandish

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  • Peter says: January 26, 2017 at 14:19

    Cavandish

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  • Simon c says: January 26, 2017 at 14:21

    Nice kit – like it !! :)

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  • Simon c says: January 26, 2017 at 14:22

    Cav all the way

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  • Oliver Martinussen says: January 26, 2017 at 14:26

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Darren Johnson says: January 26, 2017 at 14:32

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Paulo Simoes says: January 26, 2017 at 14:50

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Markus says: January 26, 2017 at 14:52

    Kittel

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  • Julie says: January 26, 2017 at 14:55

    Kittel

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  • Alex says: January 26, 2017 at 15:03

    I hope Viviani!

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  • Ollie says: January 26, 2017 at 15:23

    Kittel

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    • Edoardo Civiero says: February 17, 2017 at 09:13

      Hi Ollie,

      The lucky winner of an original Dubai Tour 2017 blue leader’s jersey Wouter van den Brink doesn’t reply to us so you are the new winner

      Please send us an email with your size and shipping details (including phone) to: contest@castelli-cycling.com

      Thank you and congrats!

      Reply
  • Ben A says: January 26, 2017 at 15:28

    Kittel

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  • Joseph Veal says: January 26, 2017 at 15:33

    I’d like it to be Cav but I’ll go for Degenkolb

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  • Joost Nijhuis says: January 26, 2017 at 15:40

    Kittel

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  • Billy Riggs says: January 26, 2017 at 15:48

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Jason Routzahn says: January 26, 2017 at 16:10

    Marcel Kittel!

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  • George Georgopoulos says: January 26, 2017 at 16:14

    Kittel

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  • Caroline storey says: January 26, 2017 at 16:29

    Mark Cavendish.

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  • Matt Duffy says: January 26, 2017 at 16:39

    Viviani

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  • Dionysios Tsirkas says: January 26, 2017 at 16:47

    Mark Cavendish

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  • william mcanirlin says: January 26, 2017 at 16:50

    kittel!!!

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  • Danilo says: January 26, 2017 at 17:17

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Florian Sury says: January 26, 2017 at 17:21

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Jay Glenn says: January 26, 2017 at 17:26

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Yukio Bergholdt says: January 26, 2017 at 17:42

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Tomasz says: January 26, 2017 at 17:53

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Chris says: January 26, 2017 at 18:14

    Marcel Kittel

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  • MASSIMO CORRADI says: January 26, 2017 at 18:16

    John Degenkolb

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  • Eric Lammertink says: January 26, 2017 at 18:56

    Kittel

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  • Brent Soderberg says: January 26, 2017 at 19:00

    John Degenkolb

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  • Freddie turner says: January 26, 2017 at 19:15

    Viviani

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  • Andrea says: January 26, 2017 at 19:21

    Viviani

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  • Mateo Zarandy says: January 26, 2017 at 19:58

    John Degenkolb.

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  • Dan Rhule says: January 26, 2017 at 20:27

    Degenkolb

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  • Jeremy Boetger says: January 26, 2017 at 21:44

    Mark Cavendish

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  • James Hick says: January 26, 2017 at 21:57

    Elia Vivianni

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  • Ketil Sveen says: January 26, 2017 at 22:00

    Kittel

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  • Peter Whitham says: January 26, 2017 at 22:01

    Degonkolp

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  • Joanne Merritt says: January 26, 2017 at 22:08

    Cavendish

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  • Giacomo Cerutti says: January 26, 2017 at 22:13

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Chris Healy says: January 26, 2017 at 22:14

    Cavendish!

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  • Aaron Hamill says: January 26, 2017 at 22:19

    Kittel

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  • Lee says: January 26, 2017 at 22:46

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Daniel Pek says: January 26, 2017 at 23:09

    Mark Cavendish!

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  • Simon vibert says: January 26, 2017 at 23:26

    Cav

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  • Simon vibert says: January 26, 2017 at 23:26

    Viviani

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  • Thomas Bullen says: January 26, 2017 at 23:29

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Frank Bortolin says: January 26, 2017 at 23:58

    Kittle

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  • Jorge gui says: January 27, 2017 at 00:07

    Degenkolb

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  • Vincent Bayliss says: January 27, 2017 at 00:20

    Mark cavendish

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  • Jordan Davis says: January 27, 2017 at 00:29

    Kittel!

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  • Julian Noriega says: January 27, 2017 at 01:33

    Cavendish

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  • Jeniffer Noriega says: January 27, 2017 at 01:35

    Marcel Kittel

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  • John Sadler says: January 27, 2017 at 01:37

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Aaron Burnett says: January 27, 2017 at 01:55

    Degenkolb

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  • Gary Callahan says: January 27, 2017 at 02:00

    Mark Cavendish

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  • David Keenan says: January 27, 2017 at 02:04

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Harry says: January 27, 2017 at 03:18

    Cavendish

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  • Tony Forinash says: January 27, 2017 at 05:35

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Manon van der Veer says: January 27, 2017 at 06:39

    Viviani

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  • Edmund says: January 27, 2017 at 06:52

    Kittel

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  • Gabriel Butoi says: January 27, 2017 at 08:31

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Mark Daly says: January 27, 2017 at 08:46

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Cavina Danilo says: January 27, 2017 at 08:56

    Kittel

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  • Jeroen Clardeij says: January 27, 2017 at 10:18

    Cavendish

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  • Martina says: January 27, 2017 at 11:28

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Marcilloux says: January 27, 2017 at 12:03

    Kittel

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  • Andrew Wright says: January 27, 2017 at 13:08

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Osman Atasoy says: January 27, 2017 at 15:30

    Kitt

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  • Osman Atasoy says: January 27, 2017 at 15:31

    Kittel

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  • Stephane says: January 27, 2017 at 15:47

    Kittel

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  • José rubio says: January 27, 2017 at 16:37

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Phil says: January 27, 2017 at 18:22

    Mark Cavendish

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  • Alexander says: January 27, 2017 at 18:27

    Cavendish

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  • Carlos Laranjo says: January 27, 2017 at 20:32

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Scott says: January 27, 2017 at 21:18

    Kittel

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  • Andrej says: January 27, 2017 at 21:34

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Llowes frost says: January 27, 2017 at 23:26

    Mark cavendish

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  • Albe says: January 31, 2017 at 00:07

    Cavendish

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  • Horhoianu Radu says: January 31, 2017 at 16:24

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Mat says: February 1, 2017 at 10:22

    Marcel Kittel! ;)

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  • Bengt Backman says: February 1, 2017 at 12:29

    Degenkolb

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  • John O'Mara says: February 1, 2017 at 14:26

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Angel Zepeda says: February 2, 2017 at 04:48

    Kittel

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  • Troska Csaba says: February 2, 2017 at 09:13

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Neil Moss says: February 3, 2017 at 11:24

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Mascha Uitdewilligen says: February 3, 2017 at 12:15

    Marcel Kittel!

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  • Ronan says: February 3, 2017 at 12:39

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Alec says: February 3, 2017 at 13:45

    John Degenkolb

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  • Domen says: February 3, 2017 at 15:42

    Dylan Groenewegen

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  • Sergio Gómez says: February 3, 2017 at 18:48

    Kittel

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  • Eileen says: February 4, 2017 at 01:26

    Marcel Kittel

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  • Dostam says: February 4, 2017 at 12:19

    Marcel Kittel

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