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Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage

Chaves wins inaugural Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews
Sagan disappointed with second place in the final sprint of the Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews
Abu Dhabi Tour provides opportunities for old hands, up-and-comersvelonews
October 10 update:
From the race organizer: The entire stage takes place at night on the Yas Marina Circuit. 110km at night under the floodlights of the F1 Circuit. The peloton will complete 20 laps (5.5km each) culminating in the last Abu Dhabi Tour sprint. The circuit is wide and the surface is in impeccable condition.
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage

Chaves wins stage 3 after Poels crashes on final cornercyclingnews
Poels accepts defeat at Abu Dhabi Tour after last corner crashcyclingnews
October 9 update:
From the race organizer: The toughest stage of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour. Starting from Al Qattara Souq, the first 33km follow a series of broad, straight roads, then the peloton will trace a wide circle around the city, crossing the Green Mubazzarah oasis before starting the final climb. 11 km long, the Jebel Hafeet ascent reaches an altitude of 1,000m on gradients that average 7.5% and touch 12% on the lower slopes. The climb, on wide, well surfaced roads and with long, sweeping bends, eases into a short descent with 1.5km to go, before resuming a shallow climb to the finish line. The final climb will, in all probability, decide the General Classification.
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

Viviani wins stage 2cyclingnews
Boonen crashes out of Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews
Voss disqualified after intermediate sprint 'scuffle' with Zurlocyclingnews
October 8 update:
From the race organizer: A flat stage across the city, starting at the Yas Marina Circuit and heading towards the southern part of the city along wide and mostly straight roads. After the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Exhibition Hall, the peloton turns back on itself, returning to Yas Island, then follows the Corniche until the Emirates Palace. There the riders will face a U-turn, cycling again alongside the Corniche until Yas Island, where the finish line is positioned next to the Yas Mall. Again, a mass sprint is expected.
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

Guardini wins heat-shortened opening stage of Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews
October 3 update:
From the organizer: The entire stage takes place in the stunning Rub al Khali desert, part of Abu Dhabi’s Western Region. Starting among the red sand dunes that surround the beautiful Qasr Al Sarab Resort, the undulating race route accrues around 1,200m of vertical climbing. The riders will trace a ring around Liwa and the nearby oasis, passing through the town twice. The riders then head north along straight roads for 55km, with the slightest of downhill gradients, as far as the town of Madinat Zayed. After the first crossing of the finish line, the peloton then enters a final 15km loop, to be ridden just once. A mass sprint is expected, although the desert winds could influence the outcome.
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

2015 Abu Dhabi Tour Preview

October 7 update:
Riders train for the final time ahead of the Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews

October 6 update:
Desert heat, wind and stage 3 climb to shape Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews
Official Startlist w/ bib
Aru ready to support Nibali at Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews

October 5 update:
Peter Sagan: 'Rainbow jersey or not, I have to keep training'cyclingweekly
Matthews and Chaves to lead Orica-GreenEdge at inaugural Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews

October 3 update:
Peter Sagan will debut his World Champion's kit at the Abu Dhabicyclingnews

October 1 update:
Boonen to lead QuickStep at Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews

September 21 update:
Mark Cavendish will miss Tour of Abu Dhabi after undergoing shoulder

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September 17 update:
Cavendish, Nibali, Aru, Sagan and Porte set for Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingnews
Nibali, Aru, Cavendish and Kittel for inaugural Abu Dhabi Tourcyclingweekly
All set for Abu Dhabi Tour - Jerseys unveiledkhaleejtimes

March 15 update:
Inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour route announcedcyclingnews

Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

October 3 update: A work in progress for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour live and delayed coverage. Most live feeds will be country restricted, but unrestricted links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

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2015 Abu Dhabi Tour Route Map

Large Map (Large Version) — rcs
Stage maps are posted in the race summary table.