As Mark Cavendish (EQS) took overall honours in the 2015 Dubai, the Movistar Team left the 2015 Dubai Tour satisfied, one of the telephone squad's members stepping onto the final podium with a remarkable Juanjo Lobato taking 3rd place. The Andalusian replaced team-mate Alejandro Valverde on the top-3 by claiming the third spot on today's sprint in front of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, only behind Cavendish himself and Italian Elia Viviani (SKY).

Once again, the Movistar Team riders worked relentlessly for their main references. Capecchi and Visconti got into the chase behind a dangerous break of the day -with Canola (UHC), eventually 5th behind the two Blues, going for the bonus seconds-, while Lastras, Malori, Castroviejo and Herrada focused their energy spread on the final 5km, to leave Lobato in good place as his legs responded like no other day in the Emirates. The Trebujena-based rider thus takes his second GC podium finish as professional -he already finished runner-up in the 2014 Tour de Wallonie- and keeps making the green 'M' shine in a season start really encouraging for the Spanish outfit, who will start their participation in the Tour of Qatar in less than 24 hours' time.