Bialoblocki Secures Dubai Tour Intermediate Sprint Jersey- 08/02/2016 -
An exciting finale in Dubai for ONE Pro Cycling as the team secure another Top 10 and Marcin Bialoblocki is confirmed as the overall winner of the UAE Intermediate Sprint Jersey.
Riders rolled out of the Dubai International Marine Club one final time, for Stage 4, the Business Bay Stage. A sprint stage and the shortest of the tour at 137km, a big bunch sprint to the finish was almost inevitable.
A fast flat stage, the pace was intense averaging 47.4km per hour and with 15km to go the break was caught. ONE Pro Cycling began to organise themselves to lead out and position Chris Opie for the sprint with 5km to go, but in the chaos of the closing stages the effort was swamped. Yanto Barker was the first across the line securing another top 10 for the team while Chris Opie finished closely after in 11th position.
Before stepping onto the podium Marcin Bialoblocki commented; “It’s a very good feeling to win a jersey on my first big race with the team. We were all working hard for it, not only this week but in our preparation. Our Coach Steve Benton has prepared us well and I am looking forward to my next race with the team already.”