Watch: Abu Dhabi Tour stage five highlights

Catch up with highlights of the fifth stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour 2018
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The 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour (February 21-25) will see some of the world’s top riders compete over five stages in the Middle East.

The race, which is a WorldTour event, offers stages for every type of rider, and has therefore attracted some pretty big names.

With at three of the five stages being for the sprinters, there is a strong field of fastmen, including Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin), Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott)

However, the race overall will likely be decided on the individual time trial on stage four – a flat 12.6km test against the clock – and stage five, which features an uphill finish to Jebel Hafeet.

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Aside from the sprinters, there are plenty of big names in the race to try and contest overall victory, including Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), and defending champion Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates).

As has been the case in previous editions, the Abu Dhabi Tour will be decided on the climb to Jebel Hafeet, although this is the first time the summit finish will be included on the final stage of the race.

Just like the climb of Jebel Akhdar at the Tour of Oman, this is a bona fide climb, extending to 10.8km in length with an average gradient of 6.6 per cent.

Having won Saturday’s time trial, Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) leads the race overall, holding a 14-second lead over Team Sky’s Jonathan Castroviejo.