Abu Dhabi Tour
Al Qattara Souq to Jebel Hafeet - Stage Details

Two-time 2015 Vuelta a Espana stage winner Esteban Chaves has continued his blistering end-of-season form to take the queen stage victory and overall lead in a dramatic finale on day three at the Abu Dhabi Tour.

The Colombian attacked an elite group of surviving riders on the final climb with a little over five kilometres to ride. He remained alone before being caught inside the last kilometre by Wout Poels (Team Sky).

As the pair approached the final metres, Poels slid and crashed off his bike on the last corner, Chaves streaming through to take the win.

"It was a very hard climb, and even harder in the heat,” Chaves said after the race. “The first part was hard, the final kilometres less so, but you needed to have the legs.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:28:04
2 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:12
3 Wouter Poels (NED) - Team Sky 0:00:21
4 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:31
5 Janez Brajkovic (SLO) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:31
6 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:19
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:01:19
8 Leopold Konig (CZE) - Team Sky 0:01:19
9 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:01:19
10 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Movistar Team 0:01:30
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 3:28:04
31 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:21
35 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:54
53 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:15:01
54 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:15:01
92 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:19:43