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Old 01-05-13, 17:58
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If they only stay in Dubai it will be boring, but the rest of the UAE has a more mountainous area; let's hope they'll have a stage over there.
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Meh, I've already accepted Contador lost the Tour. I still disagree about taking away his 2011 results though.
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If they only stay in Dubai it will be boring, but the rest of the UAE has a more mountainous area; let's hope they'll have a stage over there.
They are unlikely to have a stage in Abu Dhabi because they have a sort of rivalry.
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Old 01-05-13, 18:12
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They are unlikely to have a stage in Abu Dhabi because they have a sort of rivalry.
But looking at the map it seems as if the mountainous area is not so much in Abu Dhabi either, but in emirates north and east of Dubai.

I found this picture for instance in the Fujairah area:



All they gotta do is find/build road in area's like that and have one or two stages outside the Dubai area, and this race should be pretty entertaining.
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Old 01-05-13, 18:17
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But looking at the map it seems as if the mountainous area is not so much in Abu Dhabi either, but in emirates north and east of Dubai.



All they gotta do is find/build road in area's like that and have one or two stages outside the Dubai area, and this race should be pretty entertaining.
You mean South east ? North East is the sea. Al Ain isn't bad either. Let's hope it becomes the Tour of Emirates.

Anyway in short stage races there iare only one or two decisive stages
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Er... no, north east. Continue along the coast. Ras al-Khaimah has some mountainous terrain too, but I'm not sure how much of it has roads in it. There are definitely some hilly roads they could use in the Fujairah area. South east is Al-Ain and Oman, east is Fujairah, north east is Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Ras-al-Khaimah. North, north west and west is sea.
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Er... no, north east. Continue along the coast. Ras al-Khaimah has some mountainous terrain too, but I'm not sure how much of it has roads in it. There are definitely some hilly roads they could use in the Fujairah area. South east is Al-Ain and Oman, east is Fujairah, north east is Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Ras-al-Khaimah. North, north west and west is sea.
Yr. My mistake. I've just had a look at the map.
There doesn't seem to be roads in the mountainous area though.
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Er... no, north east. Continue along the coast. Ras al-Khaimah has some mountainous terrain too, but I'm not sure how much of it has roads in it. There are definitely some hilly roads they could use in the Fujairah area. South east is Al-Ain and Oman, east is Fujairah, north east is Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Ras-al-Khaimah. North, north west and west is sea.
And there was me thinking the south east was called South East Dubai.
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from today's gazzetta dello sport

dubai tour: 20-23 february 2014, organized by rcs sport

4 stages
one individual time trial
one team time trial
a stage for sprinters
a hilly stage

basically 3 races now in february in the middle east.
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