Plan a trip to Abu Dhabi in February if you wish to watch the world-famous riders in action!
The fourth edition of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour, a professional cycling race takes place from February 21-25, 2018. This prestigious cycling race of Emirates will be taken place over four stages throughout the country.
Abu Dhabi Tour is a multi-stage racing competition in which cyclists need to face competition and endure mind-blowing challenges. With a fast and balanced route, this race occurs between the sea and the desert and from the city to the mountains. Many landmarks of this capital city such as the Corniche, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Yas Marina Circuit are under the spotlight. This cycling race also covers some of the popular heritage sites of the emirate such as the Al Ain and oases of Liwa or the exciting ascent up the Jebel Hafeet Mountain of Al Ain.
The 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour is organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in collaboration with RCS Sport. It is also under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman, Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The fourth edition of this cycling competition is included in the WorldTour Calendar of the international cycling union, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
This race draws many people to the country because many best riders in the world have confirmed their participation in this great competition. The names include the Rui Costa, the winner of the last year’s Abu Dhabi Tour.Some other well known participants include former Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru, Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin and a few other famous winners for the final General Classification victory. If you are interested in the racing competition, the Abu Dhabi Tour will give you the chance to see the best riders from the WorldTour peloton compete each other.
The classification leaders wear four different jerseys inspired from the four colors of the UAE flag after each stage. The red of GC leader is the most prestigious jersey which won by the Portuguese Rui Alberto Faria da Costa in the last year. It was won by the Colombian Esteban Chaves in the year 2015 and the Estonian Tanel Kangert in 2016. The green Points Classification jersey and the black jersey are the other important jerseys for the Intermediate Sprint competition. The White jersey is for the Best Young Rider Classification Leader under 25.
The beautiful emirate, Abu Dhabi has become a hub for cyclists because of a variety of terrains, pleasant weather, and excellent cycling tracks. The 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour is suitable for serious cyclists and elite sprint riders from across the globe.
So, book your ticket for the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour today to watch many world-record holders in action.
When: February 22, 2018 – February 25, 2018