Dubai Cycling Tour: What You Need to Know About it

Dubai Cycling Tour: What You Need to Know About it

05 Feb 2014

It's Dubai Cycling Tour time! Top deets from cycle race timings to what the participants will be be wearing - think designer chic!

So you know its led to road closures and also schools being closed but what is the Dubai Tour? Find out here...

What is Dubai Tour?
Dubai Tour is a professional cycling race taking place in Dubai in February. It opens the UCI Asia Tour.

Who's organised Dubai Tour?
Dubai Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sport

How long will Dubai Tour last?
The race takes place across four days, starting on Wednesday 5 February through to Saturday 8 February

Who will be taking part?
Reigning Road World Champion, Rui Costa will be challenged by Great Britain’s sprint king Mark Cavendish and Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara. These are a few among a host of top riders that will be taking part.

How many teams have been invited in all?
16

How many individual cyclists will be there?
127

What's special about what the cyclists will wear?
Dubai Tour jerseys will be designed by Versace - chic!

How many stages are there to the race?
Four

What is Stage One?
Stage One will start on 5 February at Dubai World Trade Centre, with the route set to pass by DIFC and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. The race will start at 1pm and finish at 4pm

What is Stage Two?
Stage Two will start on 6 February at Dubai World Trade Centre passing Zabeel Road, meydan Road, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Al Sufouh Road, Emirates Hills and Palm Jumeirah. All these roads will be closed until 4.30pm.

What is Stage Three?
Stage three happens on 7 February and it will again be starting at Dubai World Trade Centre, before heading off through Festival City, Al Khawaneej, Mirdif, Al Aweer, The Madam and Al Malaiha areas of Sharjah, finishing in the mountains of Hatta.

What is Stage Four?
Stage four is the final one and will start on 8 February at Dubai World Trade Centre before hitting Sheikh Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah, Union House and parts of Deira and Bur Dubai before finishing off at the Burj Khalifa

INFO: www.dubaitour.com