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Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

The UAE is gearing up for the second edition of the UAE Tour, which will welcome some of the world's top cyclists on February 23

Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

The UAE is gearing up for the second edition of the UAE Tour – the one and only UCI WorldTour event in the Middle East – which will welcome some of the world’s top cyclists when it gets under way in Dubai on February 23 (Photos courtesy of UAE Tour 2020)

Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

The 2020 UAE Tour begins in Dubai on Sunday with a 148km jaunt from The Pointe to Dubai Silicon Oasis before finishing in Abu Dhabi on February 29

Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

Abu Dhabi Sports Council said the Tour will boast an enviable line-up of cycling’s top superstars as 20 UCI World Tour teams and two UCI Pro Teams have committed their best riders to the race, which will visit all seven emirates.

Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

A total of 210 cyclists have been approved for the opening time trial stage which features a fast course perfect for the sprinters. Starting at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, the riders will continue towards Al Qudra and finish at Silicon Oasis.

Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

A total of 210 cyclists have been approved for the opening time trial stage which features a fast course perfect for the sprinters. Starting at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, the riders will continue towards Al Qudra and finish at Silicon Oasis. In last year’s race, there were four sprint finishes. No rider managed a double win, with Fernando Gaviria, Caleb Ewan, Elia Viviani and Sam Bennett clinching one stage victory each. It’s ridden on wide, well-paved roads, with the potential for sand in windy conditions.


Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

The UAE Tour's seven stages are:

Stage 1 - Dubai Silicon Oasis Stage - The Pointe - Dubai Silicon Oasis (148km)

Stage 2: Stage 2 - Dubai Municipality Stage - Hatta - Hatta Dam (168km)

Stage 3: Al Marmoom - Jebel Hafeet Stage - Al Qudra Cycle Track - Jebel Hafeet (184km)'

Stage 4: Emirates NBD Stage - Zabeel Park - Dubai City Walk (173km)

Stage 5: Al Ain Stage - Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet (162km)

Stage 6: ADNOC Stage - Al Ruwais - Al Mirfa (158km)

Stage 7: Abu Dhabi Stage - Al Maryah Island - Abu Dhabi Breakwater (127km) 

Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

The 2020 UAE Tour begins in Dubai on Sunday with a 148km jaunt from The Pointe to Dubai Silicon Oasis before finishing in Abu Dhabi on February 29

Over 200 cyclists launch UAE Tour in Dubai

The UAE Tour's seven stages are:

Stage 1 - Dubai Silicon Oasis Stage - The Pointe - Dubai Silicon Oasis (148km)

Stage 2: Stage 2 - Dubai Municipality Stage - Hatta - Hatta Dam (168km)

Stage 3: Al Marmoom - Jebel Hafeet Stage - Al Qudra Cycle Track - Jebel Hafeet (184km)'

Stage 4: Emirates NBD Stage - Zabeel Park - Dubai City Walk (173km)

Stage 5: Al Ain Stage - Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet (162km)

Stage 6: ADNOC Stage - Al Ruwais - Al Mirfa (158km)

Stage 7: Abu Dhabi Stage - Al Maryah Island - Abu Dhabi Breakwater (127km)