UAE Tour announce women's race for 2020

The second edition of the race will include an inaugural four-stage women's competition

UAE Tour 2019 (Giuseppe Cace/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The UAE Tour have announced the second edition of the Middle Eastern race will include a women's event.

Set to be contested over four stages, the news was announced by UAE Cycling Union President Osama Al Shafar at the press conference for the 2020 race.

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