Good Morning from Stage 2 of the UAE Tour

21 Feb 2022

The International Holding Company Stage features 176km between Hudayriyat Island and Abu Dhabi Breakwater. The post-stage press conference will be live-streamed on the UAE Tour’s YouTube channel.


H.E. Osama Ahmed Abdullah Al Shafar, UCI Vice-President, got Stage 2 underway (Photo Credits: Yasser Abras)

Hudayriyat Island, 21 February 2022 – Good morning from Stage 2, the International Holding Company Stage, of the fourth edition of the UAE Tour (20-26 February 2022), the one and only UCI WorldTour race in the Middle East, organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council. The second stage features 176km of riding on a mostly flat route between Hudayriyat Island and Abu Dhabi Breakwater, where a bunch sprint is expected.

The peloton, 125 riders strong, passed km 0 at 12:27.

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.



WEATHER

Hudayriyat Island (12.30): Sunny 24°C. Wind: moderate – 25kmh, ENE.
Abu Dhabi Breakwater (circa 16.30): Sunny 23°C. Wind: moderate – 27kmh, ENE.

DOWNLOAD

Stage 2 Start Photo Gallery
Stage 1 Results
2022 UAE Tour Roadbook
2022 UAE Tour Maps 



THE ROUTE

Stage 2 – International Holding Company Stage – Hudayriyat Island – Abu Dhabi Breakwater (176km)

A stage around the city of Abu Dhabi. It departs from Hudayriat Island and runs in its first part in Abu Dhabi to reach the Sheikh Zayed Bridge (arch. Zaha Hadyd) and then to Khalifa City. After the halfway point at Al Wathba Camel Track, the route passes by Al Falah to converge on Yas Marina and head to Saadiyat Island and the Corniche before reaching Abu Dhabi Breakwater, where a bunch sprint is expected.

Last km
The final 5km remains on a wide road with sweeping bends leading to the tarmac finish line.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix)
2 – Sam Bennett (BORA – Hansgrohe) at 4″
3 – Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom–RusVelo) st.

OFFICIAL JERSEYS

  • Red Jersey, General Classification.
    Sponsor: International Holding Company – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix)
  • Green Jersey, Points Classification.
    Sponsor: Italian Trade Agency (ICE) – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix), worn by Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe)
  • White Jersey, Young Rider Classification.
    Sponsor: Nakheel – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix), worn by Xandres Vervloesem (Lotto Soudal)
  • Black Jersey, Intermediate Sprint Classification.
    Sponsor: Abu Dhabi Aviation – Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom–RusVelo)

PRESS CONFERENCE
The post-stage press conference will be live-streamed on the UAE Tour YouTube channel.

TV COVERAGE
The UAE Tour International TV Schedule is available here.

UAE TOUR APP
Download the official UAE Tour App now and stay updated on the race, riders’ timings and everything that’s happening during the stage:
• IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ae/app/uae-tour/id1451821362?mt=8
• Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.rcs.uaetour

UAE TOUR PRESS ROOM
The media can download high resolution pictures of the race from the official online pressroom. In order to download the pictures, just go to http://pressroom.rcssport.it/ (username: press / password: press), select “Media”, then “Cycling”, then UAE Tour. The photos are free of charge for editorial use, as long as both the UAE Tour and the photographer’s name are credited.


(Photo Credits: Yasser Abras)

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