UAE Tour

Live coverage of the UAE tour, with race results, rider updates and general news from Cycling Weekly.

The 2020 UAE Tour was cancelled with two stages remaining (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Where: United Arab Emirates

When: February 20 to 26, 2022

Rank: UCI WorldTour

The UAE Tour is the result of a merger between the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Dubai Tour, and it will continue as a UCI WorldTour race in 2021. This will be the fourth edition under the new format.

The fourth edition of the race under its new format, the UAE Tour is a seven-day stage race starting on Sunday 20 February and finishing on Saturday 26 February. 

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) won the inaugural UAE Tour in 2019, with Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) taking the 2020 race. Last year, Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates) was victorious in the desert.

Previous champions of the Dubai Tour include Mark Cavendish, Elia Viviani and Marcel Kittel, with the event predominantly favouring sprinters.

Comparatively, the Abu Dhabi Tour was more one for the climbers, thanks to the pivotal climb of the 10.8 kilometre Jebel Hafeet. In 2018, Alejandro Valverde scooped up the win.

UAE Tour on live TV in 2022

It is expected Eurosport and GCN Race Pass will broadcast the 2022 UAE Tour.

You'll find the TV guide here when details become available.

UAE Tour route for 2022

The route for the 2022 UAE Tour is yet to be announced, but it is expected to feature the climb to Jebel Hafeet once more. There should also be a fair few opportunities for the sprinters in the peloton.

The varied terrain will mean that this race will attract a Grand Tour tier start list with some of the biggest names in the sport already down to race through the megacities and deserts of the United Arab Emirates.

UAE Tour recent winners

2019 Primož Roglič, Team Jumbo-Visma

2020 Adam Yates, Mitchelton-Scott

2021 Tadej Pogačar, UAE-Team Emirates

Pogačar Yates

Tadej Pogačar won the 2021 UAE Tour, with Adam Yates in second (Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Abu Dhabi Tour recent winners

2015 Esteban Chaves, Orica–GreenEDGE

2016 Tanel Kangert, Astana Pro Team

2017 Rui Costa, UAE Team Emirates

2018 Alejandro Valverde, Movistar Team

Dubai Tour recent winners

2014 Taylor Phinney, BMC Racing Team

2015 Mark Cavendish, Etixx–Quick-Step

2016 Marcel Kittel, Etixx–Quick-Step

2017 Marcel Kittel, Quick-Step Floors

2018 Elia Viviani, Quick-Step Floors