The Al Ain Water Stage features 184km in the desert, with its start and finish in Madinat Zayed.
The post-stage press conference will be live-streamed on the UAE Tour’s YouTube channel.
Madinat Zayed, 20 February 2022 – Good morning from Stage 1, the Al Ain Water Stage, of the fourth edition of the UAE Tour (20-26 February 2021), the one and only UCI WorldTour race in the Middle East. The opening stage features 184km of riding on a mostly flat route in the desert and is expected to end with a bunch sprint in Madinat Zayed that will assign the first Red Jersey of the race.
The peloton, 125 riders strong, passed km 0 at 12:19. Did not start bib nr 84 – Denis Nekrasov (Gazprom-Rusvelo).
H.E. Aref Al Awani, General Secretary Abu Dhabi Sports Council, H.E. Nasser Mohammed Al Mansoori, Ruler’s Representative Court Al Dhafrah Region and Colonel Hamdan Saif Al Mansoori, Director of Al Dhafrah Police Directorate at the start of today’s stage (Photo Credits: Yasser Abras)
Thanks to Velon’s rider data system, TV viewers and online users can see the riders’ wattage, speed, and cadence. The complete list of riders carrying Velon devices and onboard cameras on today’s stage is available here.
Madinat Zayed (12.15): Sunny 29°C. Wind: moderate – 21kmh, S.
Madinat Zayed (circa 16.30): Sunny 32°C. Wind: moderate – 14kmh, S.
Stage 1 – Al Ain Water Stage – Madinat Zayed – Madinat Zayed (184km)
A stage taking place entirely in the desert. It’s beginning and finale follow approximately 45km of straight roads. Once in Liwa, the route enters a zone of dunes that make up the bulk of the stage’s elevation. A series of ups and downs will be covered twice to take the riders to Moreeb Dune. After passing Liwa for the second time, the route follows the same way back to Madinat Zayed.
A perfectly straight city route. It runs along wide, straight avenues with no obstacles whatsoever. Final stretch on asphalt.
THE OFFICIAL JERSEYS
The post-stage press conference will be live-streamed on the UAE Tour YouTube channel.
The 2022 UAE Tour International TV Schedule is available here.
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UAE TOUR PRESS ROOM
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