UAE Tour

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UAE Tour 2024, who will take the top step of the podium? Remco Evenepoel wins GC in 2023
Remco Evenepoel wins GC at UAE Tour 2023
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UAE Tour 2024: Key details

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Dates19 February to 25 February 2024
Number of stagesSeven
Start locationMadinat Zayed
Finish locationJebel Hafeet
UCI rankingWorldTour
Total distance980km / 609 miles
Total climbing / elevation gainTBC
Last winner Remco Evenepoel (Bel)
Leader's jersey colourRed
TV coverage (UK)Eurosport, Discovery+

Now in its sixth edition, the UAE Tour 2024 comprises a seven-day stage race starting on 19 February and finishing on 25 February. It is the result of a merger between the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Dubai Tour, and is one of the first events on the year's UCI WorldTour calendar. 

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) won the inaugural UAE Tour in 2019, with Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) claiming the 2020 title. In the 2021 and 2022, Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates) has taken back-to-back victories in the desert. 2023 was won by  Remco Evenepoel of Soudal–Quick-Step

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.

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UAE Tour 2024: The route

UAE Tour 2024, the route

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The route for the 2024 UAE Tour will play out over seven days, taking in 980km.

The race will open on 19 February in Madinat Zayed with 'the stage of the desert', followed by an ITT on day two. Four stages are perfect for sprinters and there is a summit finish on Stage three and on the final stage, taking in the climbs of Jebel Jais, where both Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard have had stage wins, and Jebel Hafeet, where Tadej Pogačar has won three consecutive wins. 

UAE Tour 2024: Stage-by-stage

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StageDateStart locationFinish locationDistance
One19 February 2024Madinat ZayedLiwa Palace143km
Two20 February 2024Al Hudayriyat IslandAl Hudayriyat Island12.1km (ITT)
Three21 February 2024Al Marjan IslandJebel Jais173km
Four22 February 2024DubaiDubai Harbour171km
Five23 February 2024Al AqahUmm Al Quwain182km
Six24 February 2024Louvre Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Breakwater138km
Seven25 February 2024Al AinJebel Hafeet161km

UAE Tour 2024: The Jerseys

General Classification/Leader's: Red

General points: Green

Intermediate sprint: Black

Young rider's: White

UAE Tour: Recent winners

2023: Remco Evenepoel (Soudal–Quick-Step)

2022: Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates)

2021: Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates)

2020: Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

2019: Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma)

Abu Dhabi Tour: Recent winners

2018: Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team)

2017: Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

2016: Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team)

2015: Esteban Chaves (Orica–GreenEDGE)

Dubai Tour: Recent winners

2018: Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)

2017: Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)

2016: Marcel Kittel (Etixx–Quick-Step)

2015: Mark Cavendish (Etixx–Quick-Step)

2014: Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team)

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