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With strong performances on all stages, Primož ROGLIČ (SLO/JUMBO - VISMA) is the race leader by 31s heading into the final stage. The Abu Dhabi Tour and Dubai Tour have merged to form the UAE Tour, the only Middle East World Tour event in 2019. 2019 info posted below.

Big Photos from Abu Dhabi 2018 | Big Photos from Dubai Tour 2018rcs
Big Photos from Abu Dhabi 2017 | Big Photos from Dubai Tour 2017rcs
Big Photos from Abu Dhabi 2016 | Big Photos from Dubai Tour 2016rcs
Big Photos from Abu Dhabi 2015 | Big Photos from Dubai Tour 2015rcs


2019 UAE Tour Teams
Team Rosters and Withdrawals
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News and Updates for UAE Tour 2019

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Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 7 Results and Final General Classificationrcs
Sam Bennett wins final stage of UAE Tourcyclingnews
March 1 update: The UAE Tour’s final showdown is through the streets of Dubai, based closely on one of the most popular features of the Dubai Tour. After departure from the Dubai Safari Park the route then grafts on to the familiar course through the Dubai Design District, Mushrif Park, Al Mamzar Beach, Deira, and Rashid Port to reach Jumeirah Road and finish in Citywalk. The final stage is one for the fastest wheels! After leaving Jumeirah Road the route is on wide roads with a final curve at 500m to go, and enters the City Walk, where the finish line is on an 8.5m wide road with square cobblestones. — rcs
Stage 7 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 6 Results and General Classificationrcs
Roglic wins on mountain finish to Jebel Jaiscyclingnews
Tom Dumoulin: 'At least I confirmed my shape is good'cyclingweekly
Dumoulin almost quit UAE Tour following stage 6 crashcyclingnews
Primoz Roglic: I still have work to do before the Giro d'Italiacyclingnews
Valverde lacking 'spark' on Jebel Jaiscyclingnews

February 28 update: This, the second of the two mountain stages, is likely to be the decisive stage of the UAE Tour. Like Stage 3, it is divided into two distinct parts: the first is a flat approach to the final climb; the second is about 20km of continuous ascent until the finish line. After departure from Ajman, the route crosses Umm-al-Quwain heading towards Ras-al-Khaimah, whose capital is by-passed, as the race heads directly to Jais Mountain. The final 20km climb averages at 5%, and is generally constant with only slightly higher gradients of around 7% in the last 2km. The final climb includes wide hairpins on a very wide carriageway. Gradient is mostly 4-5% in the first part of the climb and around 5-7% in the second, with a maximum of 9% at 2km to go. Final straight on tarmac. — rcs
Stage 6 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Think the UAE Tour is a training race? Think againvelonews
Roglic and Valverde go head to head on Jebel Jais for UAE Tour title - Previewcyclingnews
Riders pedal into the unknown on UAE's tallest climbvelonews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 5 Results and General Classificationrcs
Viviani wins sprint in Khor Fakkancyclingnews
Elia Viviani: ‘We want to show we can beat everyone’cyclingweekly
Kittel takes confidence from third in UAE Tour sprintcyclingnews
Viviani changes tactic to win at UAE Tourcyclingnews
February 27 update: This stage, that connects the Arabian Gulf with the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman), is another opportunity for the sprinters. After crossing the desert between the University of Sharjah and the University of Khalba, the route follows the coast north through Fujairah, up to the finish line in Khor Fakkan, where a bunch sprint is expected. The final 5km are on ample roads, evenly surfaced and with divided carriageways. The final 3km feature several roundabouts, the last of which leads on to the 8m wide, tarmac final straight. — rcs
Stage 5 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 4 Results and General Classificationrcs
Ewan wins at Hatta Damcyclingnews
Jumbo-Visma use UAE Tour as crucial Giro d'Italia testvelonews
Kristoff crosses the line on foot after crash causes mechanicalcyclingnews

February 26 update: The longest stage of the UAE Tour, this is another classic route in the Emirates, having been raced before as the most difficult stage of the Dubai Tour, and having remained virtually unchanged since the first edition of that race. Only the start has been modified, departing from Palm Jumeirah. After the first part through the desert the route hits the Hajar Mountains. Here, the last hills from the gates of Hatta peak at the suffocating final tier of the Hatta Dam with its gradients that touch 17%. The last 3km are continuously climbing with a series of curves until the final climb to the top of the dam: a short, punchy 200m wall with gradients between 12% and 17%. Final straight is 150m long and 5m wide on tarmac. — rcs
Photos from last year's Hatta Dam finish - Sonny COLBRELLI winsrcs
Photos from 2017 Hatta Dam finish - No nobody winsrcs
Photos from 2016 Hatta Dam finish - Juan Jose LOBATO winsrcs
Photos from 2015 Hatta Dam finish - John DEGENKOLB winsrcs
Stage 4 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 3 Results and General Classificationrcs
Valverde wins atop Jebel Hafeetcyclingnews
Valverde captures first win in rainbow jerseyvelonews
Alejandro Valverde hails ‘incredible & tactical’ first win in rainbow jerseycyclingweekly
James Knox finishes top-10 among ‘different calibre of riders’cyclingweekly
Nibali pays the price in UAE Tourcyclingnews
Roglic extends UAE Tour lead but trails Valverde on Jebel Hafeetcyclingnews
Dan Martin hampered by side stitch on Jebel Hafeetcyclingnews
Valverde seals first victory in rainbow jersey at UAE Tourcyclingnews

February 25 update: The first of the UAE Tour’s two mountain stages follows another successful course familiar from the Abu Dhabi Tour. The route around Al Ain takes in many of the landmarks – including Al Ain Zoo, Al Qattara, Al Hili and Al Ain Oasis – goes up to Green Mubazzarah where the final climb of Jebel Hafeet begins, with its 10km that will make the first real selection of the race. The final climb goes through a series of wide hairpins on a three-lane carriageway. Gradient around 8-9% with a maximum of 11% at 3km to go. Very short descent on the final km just before the last climb. Final straight on tarmac. - rcs
Photos from last year's Jebel Hafeet mountain finish - Alejandro VALVERDE winsrcs
Dan Martin: Expect fireworks and tricky tactics in UAE Tour finalecyclingnews
Stage 3 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 2 Results and General Classificationrcs
Gaviria wins stage 2cyclingnews
Fernando Gaviria: ‘Kristoff among best sprinters in the world, today the best lead-out rider’cw
Viviani: Gaviria was the strongest todaycyclingnews

February 24 update: Raced around the streets of the city of Abu Dhabi, Stage 2 follows one of the classic Abu Dhabi Tour stages. Starting from Yas Mall, the first part of the route in the northeast part of the city heads towards Khalifa Port, where there is a U-turn on the pier. The riders return to the city along Channel Street and then they ride through from Yas Island to Saadiyat Island, past the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Corniche until the reaching the finish line at Abu Dhabi Breakwater for what is expected to be the first sprint of the race. The final 5km are all on wide roads with gentle semi-curves that lead to the final straight on tarmac. — rcs
Stage 2 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Photos from last year's finish at Big Flag - Phil BAUHAUS winsrcs
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.


Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage



Jumbo-Visma wins UAE Tour TTTcyclingnews
February 22 update: The Team Time Trial will be raced at Al Hudayriat Island, a brand new (man-made) leisure and entertainment destination. The stage has a very fast course combining the two different cycle path loops of 5 and 10km, with straights punctuated only by two U-turns around km 3. The road is perfectly flat, wide and with wide-angle turns that will enable the teams to keep a very high speed: expected speed averages are over 55km/h. The island is also very exposed to ocean winds.
Stage 1 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Start Order and Times for Stage 1 TTT (CET) — rcs
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

2019 UAE Tour Teams Presentation


February 23 update:

2019 UAE Tour Preview


February 23 update:
Overall Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Mark Cavendish: 'I'll see what I can do in the sprints at UAE Tour, but we're here for the GC'cyclingweekly
New summit finish lures climbers to UAE Tourvelonews

February 21 update:
Preview: Nibali, Valverde, Gaviria and Cavendish line up for first-ever UAE Tourcyclingnews

February 20 update:
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Chris Froome pulls out of UAE Tourcyclingweekly



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February 12 update:
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December 21 update:
Froome, Valverde to headline new UAE Tourcyclingnews

Video highlights/archived coverage from previous years...
see the Abu Dhabi Tour and Dubai Tour
Race History with Past Winnerswikipedia



Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

February 20 update: A work in progress for 2019 UAE 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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   live video (arabic)
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   live video (arabic)
   live video (arabic)
  tv schedule
Arabic; live from the race start on one of the Abu Dhabi Sports channels (one of the links above)
   live video (italian)
   live video (italian)
   delayed video (italian)
  tv schedule
Italy; Delayed TV coverage, live on RaiPlay
   live video (english)
 tv schedule
English; United States/Canada. Live HD and on-demand (DVR) coverage without a cable, satellite or telco contract. A monthly subscription includes online DVR after a free 7 day trial. Plus access to many other races and channels. More details...
   live video (english)
  schedule
USA and Canada, Live and On-Demand. A flobikes $30 USD monthly subscription (or $150 USD for the full year) includes access to many upcoming races + access to all FloSports sites. More details...
eurosport    live video (english, UK only)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (spanish)
Europe; English TV coverage starts with Stage 2 on Monday. Amazon Prime UK subscribers can sign-up to a seven-day free trial for the Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels. After the seven-day trial, Eurosport is £6.99 per month. Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month after a 30-day free Amazon Prime UK trial
   live video (french)
French, restricted to France
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Spanish; ESPN2 in South/Latin America,
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
Territories across Africa inc. South Africa; English. Must be a resident of the area and DStv customer
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2019 UAE Tour Route Map

Stage maps are posted in the
race summary table .