UAE Tour cycling event to return early in 2020 for second edition

Some top cyclists are coming the UAE next year

UAE Tour cycling event to return early in 2020 for second edition
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More world-class sport is coming to the UAE next year as the region’s biggest cycling event has announced its return.

The UAE Tour will return for its second edition from February 23 to 29, 2020, bringing some of the best cyclists in the world to the country to compete.

The seven-day event will see stages held in every emirate across the schedule.

Details of the stages are yet to be revealed but the tour will begin in Dubai and finish in Abu Dhabi, visiting the other five emirates along the way.

New routes are expected to be announced, showcasing the natural landmarks of the country and providing challenging stages for elite athletes in the sport to challenge themselves.

The UAE Tour will cover more than 1,000km, with an elevation gain of more than 4,500m and will prove a challenge to all cyclists including sprinters, time trial specialists and climbers.

“The inaugural UAE Tour was a roaring success due to the exceptional teamwork of all the Emirates,” said HE Aref Al Awani, general secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.

“Together, we planned and delivered a world-class event. But 2019 was just the beginning.

“The next step is to be more confident and consistent and to further involve the local community and to encourage more cycling fans from all over the world to join us.”

In the inaugural edition was won by Primož Roglič and all 18 World Tour teams were represented, with 140 riders competing and ranking including elite cyclists Alejandro Valverde, Tom Dumoulin and Vincenzo Nibali.
Feb 23-29, 2020. For more details and announcements visit www.theuaetour.com

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