Former Australian U23 national champion Sam Jenner finished 14th for Mitchelton-BikeExchange on the tough summit finish on stage four of the Tour of Dubai after the lone remnant of the breakaway was caught with 50metres to go.
A heavily anticipated stage started well for the Chinese outfit when Sun Xiaolong made the jump into the early breakaway and executed the first step of the teams plan for the day.
The group worked well together across the desert before Xiaolong dropped off as the race hit the mountains and the first climbs of the week.
As the pace increased dramatically there was only one rider left out front going into the closing kilometres and a splitting peloton chasing hard behind.
Robert Stannard suffered three untimely punctures in the last 30kilometres and it was Jenner who made the selection on the 17% ramp up to the finish.
Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) took an impressive victory over the top of the Hatta Dam with Jenner never getting the chance to shift down to the little ring and crossing the line in 14th.
|1||Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida||03:40:50|
|2||Magnus Cort (DEN) - Astana Pro Team|
|3||Timo Roosen (NED) - LottoNL-Jumbo|
|4||Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - UAE Team Emirates|
|5||Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo|
|6||Elia Viviani (ITA) - Quick-Step Floors|
|7||Tom Bohli (SWI) - BMC Racing Team|
|8||Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits|
|9||Lo√Øc Vliegen (BEL) - BMC Racing Team|
|10||Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL) - BMC Racing Team|
|14||Samuel Jenner (AUS) - MITCHELTON-BIKEEXCHANGE||00:00:09|
|40||Nazaerbieke Bieken (CHN) - MITCHELTON-BIKEEXCHANGE||00:02:11|
|46||Jacob Hennessy (GBR) - MITCHELTON-BIKEEXCHANGE||00:02:32|
|73||Robert Stannard (AUS) - MITCHELTON-BIKEEXCHANGE||00:07:41|
|94||Fuwen Xue (CHN) - MITCHELTON-BIKEEXCHANGE||00:13:59|
|96||Xialong Sun (CHN) - MITCHELTON-BIKEEXCHANGE||00:14:03|