Abu Dhabi Tour 2015 start list

Full list of starters for the first ever Abu Dhabi Tour (October 8-11), with race numbers

Tom Boonen

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What the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour may lack in history it certainly makes up for in star riders. The start list for the first running of the four-day race in the United Arab Emirates features a host of Grand Tour winners, top-class sprinters and a world champion or two.

Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru (both Astana), world road race champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin) are among the 108 riders taking part.

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