Dubai Tour

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Dubai Tour
Race details
DateFebruary
RegionDubai
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 2.HC
TypeStage race
OrganiserDubai Sports Council and RCS Sport
History
First edition2014 (2014)
Editions5 (as of 2018)
First winner Taylor Phinney (USA)
Most wins Marcel Kittel (GER) (2 wins)
Most recent Elia Viviani (ITA)

The Dubai Tour is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Dubai, which began in 2014 as part of the UCI Asia Tour.

History[edit]

The race was classified as a 2.1. in 2014.[clarification needed] The race is organized by the Dubai Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sport, and was held for the first time between 5 and 8 February 2014. The race is a men's competition consisting of four stages. The race contains mainly flat stages, with some hillier parts.[1] In 2015, the second edition of the race has been upgraded to 2.HC, meaning that more UCI World Tour teams can compete in the event.[2]

During the race, the leader of the general classification wears a blue jersey, the leader of points classification is denoted by a red jersey and best young rider by white. The race does not award a mountains jersey.

In 2019, the Dubai Tour was merged with the nearby Abu Dhabi Tour to become the UAE Tour.[3]

Past winners[edit]

Rider Team
2014 United States Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team
2015 United Kingdom Mark Cavendish (GBR) Etixx–Quick-Step
2016 Germany Marcel Kittel (GER) Etixx–Quick-Step
2017 Germany Marcel Kittel (GER) Quick-Step Floors
2018 Italy Elia Viviani (ITA) Quick-Step Floors

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road closures all over emirate for Dubai Tour". TimeOutDubai.com. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. ^ Emil Axelgaard (1 October 2014). "Dubai Tour upgraded for second edition". Cycling Quotes. CyclingQuotes.com 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.cyclingweekly.com/tag/uae-tour

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