Watch: Dubai Tour 2018 stage one highlights

Video highlights of the opening stage of the Dubai Tour

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The first of a series of three races in the Middle East, the Dubai Tour runs from Tuesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 10, and attracts some of the world’s best riders

The race, which is a 2.HC race on the UCI Asia Tour features four flat stages and a slight uphill finish to Hatta Dam on stage four.

That uphill finish is likely to decide the destination of the overall race victory, but the four other flat stages should see sprinters dominate the race.

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The opening stage of the Dubai Tour sees the riders face 167km starting from Skydive Dubai and finishing at Palm Jumeirah.

As usual the race has attracted a strong field of sprinters including two-time overall winner Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), all of whom will be hoping to make an impact on the opening stage of the race.

Stage two on Wednesday offers another flat day in the saddle, covering 190km from Skydive Dubai (where all of the race’s stages roll out from) to Ras Al Khaimah, further up the coast.