Good Morning from Stage 7 of the UAE Tour

26 Feb 2022

The Mubadala Stage features 148km of riding in between Al Ain and the summit finish of Jebel Hafeet. The post-stage press conference will be live-streamed on the UAE Tour’s YouTube channel.

H.E. Aref Al Awani, General Secretary Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Hemyan al Meraikhi, representative of Mubadala, Carlo Ferro President of ITA – ICE Agency and H.E. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General Dubai Sports Council got today’s stage underway (Photo Credits Yasser Abras)

Al Ain, 26 February 2022 – Good morning from Stage 7, the Mubadala 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 seventh and final stage features 148km of riding and the closing 10km climb up Jebel Hafeet: the final ‘judge’ of the race.

The peloton, 123 riders strong, passed km 0 at 12.52. Did not start dossards n. 76 Sean Quinn (EF Education – Easypost) and 141 Jarrad Drizners (Lotto Soudal)

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
Al Ain (12.50): Sunny 32°C. Wind: moderate – 14kmh, S.
Jebel Hafeet (circa 16.30): Partly cloudy 27°C. Wind: moderate – 11kmh, S.

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OFFICIAL JERSEYS

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

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers at 4″
3 – Aleksandr Vlasov (BORA – hansgrohe) at 14″

Umayma Abubaker, Director of Executive Communications, Corporate Center at Mubadala said“We are honoured to be the national partner of the 2022 UAE Tour and the sponsor of the concluding Mubadala stage of the race, which takes place across Al Ain. As a responsible investor, we are committed to making a positive impact in the community and are proud to be promoting cycling, supporting such a prestigious event and helping to encourage a healthy lifestyle across the UAE. We look forward to an exciting race and wish the cyclists the best of luck.”

THE ROUTE
Stage 7 – Mubadala Stage – Al Ain – Jebel Hafeet (148km)

This is the classic mountain stage of the UAE Tour. The first part of the stage follows the usual route around Al Ain, passing many of its well-known sights (Al Ain Zoo, Al Qattara, Al Hili, Al Ain Oasis) before returning after a long desert loop to Green Mubazzarah where the closing 10km climb up Jebel Hafeet is the final ‘judge’ of the race.

Last kms
A final climb which winds along wide hairpin bends on a 3-lane roadway. Gradients are mostly around 8-9% with a peak of 11% 3km from the finish. There is a very short descent in the last km before the last ramp (all on asphalt).

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
•     Website: www.theuaetour.com

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 Credit: LaPresse

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