UAE Tour announces Mark Cavendish and Sam Bennett among strong roster of sprinters competing at race

Abu Dhabi Sports Council revealed six sprinters riding the UAE Tour, including Cavendish, Bennett and Viviani

UAE Tour Mark Cavendish sprinters
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The UAE Tour gets underway on Sunday February 20, with Mark Cavendish starting alongside an eclectic group of world-class sprinters all vying to take the first UCI WorldTour points jersey of the season. 

Finishing on Saturday February 26, the riders will cover seven stages in seven days in the Emirati country. Four of the stages are flat, providing plenty of opportunities for Cavendish and his fast-finishing counterparts to make their mark. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.