News: UAE Tour returns in Feb

The first UCI WorldTour race of the 2021 season, the UAE Tour, will take place over seven stages from 21st to 27th February with every WorldTeam attending alongside Alpecin-Fenix

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News: UAE Tour returns in Feb

The first UCI WorldTour race of the 2021 season, the UAE Tour will take place over seven stages from 21st to 27th February. Every WorldTeam will be attending, alongside Alpecin-Fenix – the top-ranked UCI ProTeam in 2020.

This year’s edition will see the riders start and finish in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and compete over seven diverse stages that showcase the unique landscapes of the UAE. Fans across the globe can look forward to again witnessing a tremendously entertaining sporting spectacle. Twenty teams populate the provisional start list, with every WorldTeam competing, as well as Alpecin-Fenix – the top-ranked UCI ProTeam in 2020.

Both the first and second edition of the race – won by Primož Roglič and Adam Yates (pictured above)  respectively – attracted an exceptionally strong roster of riders, making for exciting racing. The 2021 UAE Tour will, of course, be no different. Expect to see big names battle for the general classification leader’s Red Jersey, won last year by British rider Adam Yates on fine form.

Yates bested 2020 Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar by 1 minute and 1 second in the overall standings, despite an impressive display from the young Slovenian that saw him take victory on Stage 5 atop Jebel Hafeet – a 10km long ascent that peaks over 1000m above sea level.

The varied climbs that have featured in the first two editions of the UAE Tour have provided world-class team leaders with exciting opportunities to showcase their form. The race’s flatter stages have proved to be a sprinter’s paradise meanwhile, offering fast finishes for the world’s best sprinters including: Caleb Ewan, Sam Bennett, Pascal Ackermann, Elia Viviani and Fernando Gaviria. Cycling fans worldwide can look forward to watching their favourite riders again compete in the UAE Tour from 21st February.

Provisional Team List
Ag2r Citroen Team
Astana – Premier Tech
Bahrain Victorious
Bora – Hansgrohe
Cofidis
Deceuninck – Quick-Step
Ef Education – Nippo
Groupama – Fdj
Ineos Grenadiers
Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux
Israel Start-Up Nation
Jumbo-Visma
Lotto Soudal
Movistar Team
Team Bikeexchange
Team Dsm
Team Qhubeka Assos
Trek – Segafredo
Uae Team Emirates
Alpecin-Fenix



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