The Tour will boast an enviable line-up of cyclings prime superstars as 18 UCI WorldTour groups and two UCI ProTeams have dedicated their finest riders to the race, which is able to go to all seven emirates.
Right here, we look at the seven stages forward of the race.
STAGE 1: The Pointe – Dubai Silicon Oasis (148km)
Sunday, February 23
The opening time trial stage includes a quick course excellent for the sprinters. Beginning at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, the riders will proceed in the direction of Al Qudra and end at Silicon Oasis. In final 12 months’s race, there have been 4 dash finishes. No rider managed a double win, with Fernando Gaviria, Caleb Ewan, Elia Viviani and Sam Bennett clinching one stage victory every. Its ridden on huge, properly-paved roads, with the potential for sand in windy situations.
STAGE 2: Hatta – Hatta Dam (168km)
Monday, February 24
The stage begins from Hatta Heritage Village and crosses the Hajar Mountains. After turning into Fujairah, the route returns in the direction of Hatta. In 2019, Caleb Ewan navigated the steep ramps of Hatta Dam as if it was a dash to win by a motorbike size forward of Matteo Moschetti.In the remaining frenetic kilometres, thelast hills from the gates of Hatta peak in the direction of Hatta Dam has steep gradients of 17 per cent.
STAGE 3: Al Qudra Cycle Observe – Jebel Hafeet (184km)
Tuesday, February 25
The longest stage of the race. A stage that connects Dubai with Abu Dhabi. At 184km, the peloton leaves Al Qudra for Jebel Hafeet, the place it passes lots of the citys symbolic locations, together with some sections in widespread with Stage 5. The route continues as much as Inexperienced Mubazzarah to start the remaining ascent of Jebel Hafeet, with its 10km and slopes that peak at 11 per cent round 3km from the end.
STAGE 4: Zabeel Park – Dubai Metropolis Stroll (173km)
Wednesday, February 26
The UAE Tour returns to a dash end on stage 4, with the riders travelling from Zabeel Park to Metropolis Stroll. With its flat route, the peloton will move Mushrif Park and Motor Metropolis earlier than ending in one in every of Dubai’s common walkway. Metropolis Stroll was the venue for the first dash in 2017 when Marcel Kittel powered to victory in the Dubai Tour. This can be a stage for the quickest wheels.
STAGE 5: Al Ain – Jebel Hafeet (162km)
Thursday, February 27
The second of the UAE Excursions mountain stages follows a course acquainted from the Abu Dhabi Tour. The route round Al Ain takes in lots of the landmarks together with Al Ain Zoo, Al Qattara, Al Hili and Al Ain Oasis. It then goes as much as Inexperienced Mubazzarah the place the remaining climb of Jebel Hafeet begins, with its 10km which might be set to make the first actual collection of the race. This stage is decisive, kicking as much as 11 per cent gradient with just below three kilometres remaining. In final years UAE Tour, Alejandro Valverde outgunned Primoz Roglic in a two-up dash.
STAGE 6: Al Ruwais – Al Mirfa (160km)
Friday, February 28
The riders clip into their pedals in Al Ruwais, a city 240 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi, and residence to one in every of the most fashionable industrial complexes in the Emirates. The end is in Al Marfa, a quiet coastal village 120km from the capital. The primary a part of the route is virtually straight for nearly 60km earlier than coming into the remaining 18.9km circuit of Al Mirfa which is to be accomplished thrice.
STAGE 7: Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi Breakwater (127km)
Saturday, February 29
The ultimate stage of the UAE Tour is performed out on a pan-flat course. The beginning is on Al Maryah Island and the end in Abu Dhabi Metropolis. The race units off from Al Maryah Island, which lies to the north east of Abu Dhabi. The course takes in Yas Marina Circuit, Al Raha, the Grand Mosque and returns by way of Khalifa Metropolis to Yas Marina. Different notable points of interest embody the Saadiyat Island, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Corniche. The roads are huge and flat, so the sprinters ought to have it their method in the final stage. In the 2019 version, UAE Group Emirates star Fernando Gaviria edged to victory forward of Elia Viviani.
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