The third stage of the Dubai Tour has been affected by strong crosswinds and a sandstorm, resulting in the race temporarily splitting to pieces.
Sand and debris was strewn across the road, while Marcel Kittel suffered a cut above his eye – allegedly from a stray elbow – as a frenetic pace was set and echelons formed.
— ONE Pro Cycling (@ONEProCycling) 2 februarie 2017
A number of teams posted videos on Twitter showing the extreme conditions that the riders have been facing.
— Team Novo Nordisk (@teamnovonordisk) 2 februarie 2017
— Bardiani – CSF (@Bardiani_CSF) 2 februarie 2017