The German edges last year's overall winner in a bunch sprint.
Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel will face off for the first time in more a year starting Wednesday at the Dubai Tour.
Stage 3 will feature the steep Hatta Dam climb, where John Degenkolb won in 2015, and the final day will be for the sprinters.
The Dubai Tour reveals details of its first two stages, which will favor sprinters, as they usually do.
Bradley Wiggins will be among those lining up for the third Dubai Tour, which on Sunday announced a 2016 lineup featuring 10 WorldTour teams
With ample oil money and a hunger to host prestigious sports events, countries like Qatar and UAE are becoming a big part of pro cycling.
Why are bike races held in the sandy, sunny, and flat Middle East? Caley Fretz checks in from the Persian Gulf region.
Global Cycling Network talks to the pros at the Dubai Tour to understand what it's like to race in such an unusual place for cycling
Global Cycling Network walks the pits at Dubai Tour with Caley Fretz to see what sort of new gear teams are running for 2015
Photos from the final stage of the 2015 Dubai Tour