Good Morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour

23 Feb 2022

The Burjeel Medical City Stage features 181km of riding between Fujairah Fort and Jebel Jais, where the first summit finish of the race awaits the riders. The post-stage press conference will be live-streamed on the UAE Tour’s YouTube channel.

H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Hamed bin Said Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Free Zone Authority and Colonel Salem Mohamed Abdullah, Director of Traffic Directorate Fujairah Police got today’s stage underway (Photo Credits: Yasser Abras)

Fujairah Fort, 23 February 2022 – Good morning from Stage 4, the Burjeel Medical City 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 fourth stage features 181km of riding and the first summit finish of the race atop Jebel Jais. The stage’s final climb is around 20km in length at an almost constant 5%, with slightly steeper gradients of around 7% in the last 2km.

The peloton, 125 riders strong, passed km 0 at 11:49.

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
Fujairah Fort (11.50): Sunny 26°C. Wind: weak – 8kmh, WNW.
Jebel Jais (circa 16.30): Sunny 16°C. Wind: weak – 12kmh, WNW

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H.E. Aref Al Awani, General Secretary Abu Dhabi Sports Council, H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Hamed bin Said Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Free Zone Authority, H.E. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General Dubai Sports Council, Colonel Salem Mohamed Abdullah, Director of Traffic Directorate Fujairah Police with the four leader jerseys on the start line

OFFICIAL JERSEYS

  • Red Jersey, General Classification.
    Sponsor: International Holding Company – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost)
  • Green Jersey, Points Classification.
    Sponsor: Italian Trade Agency (ICE) – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix)
  • White Jersey, Young Rider Classification.
    Sponsor: Nakheel: – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost) worn by Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Black Jersey, Intermediate Sprint Classification.
    Sponsor: Abu Dhabi Aviation – Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom-Rusvelo)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – Easypost)
2 – Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) at 7″
3 – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) at 12″

THE ROUTE
Stage 4 – Burjeel Medical City Stage – Fujairah Fort – Jebel Jais (181km)

This is the first of two most likely decisive mountain stages in the UAE Tour. It is divided into two distinctly different parts: the first being an undulating approach to the final mountain through the desert and the second being the last 20km or so of continuous climbing to the finish. Departure is from Fujairah, crossing the desert areas on the edge of the Hajar Mountains towards Ras-al-Khaimah, whose capital city is not crossed by the race, which heads directly towards Jebel Jais Mountain. The stage’s final climb is around 20km in length at an almost constant 5%, with slightly steeper gradients of around 7% in the last 2km.

Last kms
A final climb which winds along hairpin bends on a very wide roadway. Gradients remain mainly around 4/5% in the climb’s first part and 5/7% in its second with a peak of 9% 2 km from the finish. Tarmac finishing straight.

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 AND WEBSITE
Download the official UAE Tour App now and stay updated on the race, riders’ timings and everything that’s happening during the stage:


The Fujairah Fort

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.

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