EsCiclismo.com · Road Competition · 01/14/2021
The Tour of the United Arab Emirates, a race on the UCI WorldTour calendar, is already warming up for what will be its third edition, to be held from February 21 to 27 with the presence of all the WorldTeam teams, as well as the Alpecin-Fenix - best UCI ProTeam of 2020-.
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the UAE Tour organizers confirmed this Thursday that, for the first time, all 19 WorldTour teams will be in the Emirati event. They have also confirmed the start and finish locations of what will be the first WorldTour race of the season, as confirmed by the International Cycling Union (UCI).
This year’s edition will start and end in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and will feature seven stages with varied profiles that will showcase the unique landscapes of the United Arab Emirates.
The first and second editions of the race, won by Primoz Roglic and Adam Yates respectively, attracted a large cast of favorites, something that the organizers hope to surpass or at least match in the 2021 edition.
The organizers of the United Arab Emirates Tour They will offer more details of the race route, as well as the pre-registered cyclists, in the coming days. Also the details of strict anti-Covid-19 protocols designed to guarantee the safety of all cyclists, staff and everyone involved in the race.
Provisional team roster for the 2021 Tour of the Arab Emirates:
– Astana-Premier Tech
– Deceuninck-Quick Step
– EF Education-Nippo
– Ineos Grenadiers
– Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
– Israel Start-up Nation
– UAE Emirates
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