UAE Tour

Abu Dhabi Tour

The peloton at the Abu Dhabi Tour

Where: UAE Tour, United Arab Emirates
When: February 23 to 29, 2020
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 to be a UCI WorldTour race into 2020.

The seven day race will kick off on Sunday February 23, finishing in Dubai on Sunday February 29.

The inaugural edition in 2019 was won by Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma).

The Dubai Tour has always been an event populated predominantly by sprinters, and was won by Elia Viviani in 2018.

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, it was Alejandro Valverde who scooped up the win.

UAE Tour on live TV in 2020

It is expected that the UAE Tour 2020 will be broadcast on Eurosport.

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

UAE Tour route for 2020

The 2020 route will be announced in January, but the race is expected to start in Abu Dhabi, and conclude with a summit finish on Jebel Harfeet.

Stage one, Sun February 23, 2020 TBC
Stage two, Mon February 24, 2020
Stage three, Tues February 25, 2020
Stage four, Weds February 26, 2020
Stage five, Thurs February 27, 2020
Stage six, Fri February 28, 2020
Stage seven, Sat February 29, 2020

Abu Dhabi Tour recent winners

2015 Esteban Chaves, Orica–GreenEDGE
2016 Tanel Kangert, Astana
2017 Rui Costa, UAE Team Emirates
2018 Alejandro Valverde, Movistar Team

Abu Dhabi Tour

Rui Costa wins stage three of the Abu Dhabi Tour (Credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

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

Key info: Start list