The 2019 UAE Tour (24/02 - 02/03)



















Start list

MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV)
ESP
1 VALVERDE Alejandro ESP
2 AMADOR Andrey CRC
3 BENNATI Daniele ITA
4 FERNANDEZ Ruben ESP
5 MAS BONET Luis Guillermo ESP
6 OLIVEIRA Nelson POR
7 SÜTTERLIN Jasha GER


AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM)
FRA
11 LATOUR Pierre FRA
12 BOUCHARD Geoffrey FRA
13 COSNEFROY Benoit FRA
14 DUMOULIN Samuel FRA
15 GALLOPIN Tony FRA
16 JAUREGUI Quentin FRA
17 PARET PEINTRE Aurélien FRA


ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST)
KAZ
21 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka ESP
22 BOARO Manuele ITA
23 FOMINYKH Daniil KAZ
24 FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar ESP
25 GRUZDEV Dmitriy KAZ
26 HIRT Jan CZE
27 VILLELLA Davide ITA


BAHRAIN - MERIDA (TBM)
BRN
31 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA
32 BAUHAUS Phil GER
33 CARUSO Damiano ITA
34 DENNIS Rohan AUS
35 HAUSSLER Heinrich AUS
36 SIEBERG Marcel GER
37 TRATNIK Jan SLO


BORA - HANSGROHE (BOH)
GER
41 FORMOLO Davide ITA
42 BASKA Erik SVK
43 BENNETT Sam IRL
44 BUCHMANN Emanuel GER
45 KENNAUGH Peter GBR
46 PFINGSTEN Christoph GER
47 SCHACHMANN Maximilian GER


CCC TEAM (CPT)
POL
51 PAUWELS Serge BEL
52 BEVIN Patrick NZL
53 DE LA PARTE Victor ESP
54 DE MARCHI Alessandro ITA
55 MARECZKO Jakub ITA
56 OWSIAN Lukasz POL
57 ROSSKOPF Joseph USA


DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP (DQT)
BEL
61 VIVIANI Elia ITA
62 DEVENYNS Dries BEL
63 EVENEPOEL Remco BEL
64 HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich DEN
65 KNOX James GBR
66 MØRKØV Michael DEN
67 SABATINI Fabio ITA


EF EDUCATION FIRST (EF1)
USA
71 VAN GARDEREN Tejay USA
72 BENNETT Sean USA
73 CLARKE Simon AUS
74 MCLAY Daniel GBR
75 MODOLO Sacha ITA
76 VAN DEN BERG Julius NED
77 WHELAN James AUS


GAZPROM - RUSVELO (GAZ)
RUS
81 PORSEV Alexander RUS
82 ARSLANOV Ildar RUS
83 BOEV Igor RUS
84 KURIYANOV Stepan RUS
85 NYCH Artem RUS
86 SHILOV Sergei RUS
87 VOROBYEV Anton RUS


GROUPAMA - FDJ (GFC)
FRA
91 ROUX Anthony FRA
92 ARMIRAIL Bruno FRA
93 DELAGE Mickael FRA
94 GAUDU David FRA
95 REICHENBACH Sébastien SUI
96 SARREAU Marc FRA
97 SCOTSON Miles AUS


LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS)
BEL
101 EWAN Caleb AUS
102 BLYTHE Adam GBR
103 HANSEN Adam James AUS
104 KLUGE Roger GER
105 LAMBRECHT Bjorg BEL
106 MONFORT Maxime BEL
107 WOUTERS Enzo BEL


MITCHELTON - SCOTT (MTS)
AUS
111 ALBASINI Michael SUI
112 BAUER Jack NZL
113 BEWLEY Sam NZL
114 BOOKWALTER Brent USA
115 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam ETH
116 MEZGEC Luka SLO
117 SCOTSON Callum AUS


TEAM DIMENSION DATA (TDD)
RSA
121 CAVENDISH Mark GBR
122 EISEL Bernhard AUT
123 GHEBREIGZABHIER WERKILUL Amanuel ERI
124 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt RSA
125 KREUZIGER Roman CZE
126 MEINTJES Louis RSA
127 THOMSON Jay Robert RSA


TEAM JUMBO - VISMA (TJV)
NED
131 ROGLI Primo SLO
132 BOUWMAN Koen NED
133 DE PLUS Laurens BEL
134 LEEZER Thomas NED
135 MARTENS Paul GER
136 MARTIN Tony GER
137 VAN EMDEN Jos NED


TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (TKA)
SUI
141 KITTEL Marcel GER
142 DOWSETT Alex GBR
143 HALLER Marco AUT
144 KOCHETKOV Pavel RUS
145 NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel ESP
146 ZABEL Rick GER
147 ZAKARIN Ilnur RUS


TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN)
USA
151 IRVINE Declan AUS
152 BENHAMOUDA Mehdi FRA
153 BRAND Sam GBR
154 CALABRIA Fabio AUS
155 KUSZTOR Péter HUN
156 PERON Andrea ITA
157 PLANET Charles FRA


TEAM SKY (SKY)
GBR
161 FROOME Chris GBR
162 GOLAS Michal POL
163 HALVORSEN Kristoffer NOR
164 KWIATKOWSKI Michal POL
165 MOSCON Gianni ITA
166 PUCCIO Salvatore ITA
167 SIVAKOV Pavel RUS


TEAM SUNWEB (SUN)
GER
171 DUMOULIN Tom NED
172 ARNDT Nikias GER
173 BOL Cees NED
174 KANTER Max GER
175 KELDERMAN Wilco NED
176 POWER Rob AUS
177 WALSCHEID Maximilian Richard GER


TREK - SEGAFREDO (TFS)
USA
181 PORTE Richie AUS
182 CLARKE William AUS
183 EG Niklas DEN
184 IRIZAR ARAMBURU Markel ESP
185 MOLLEMA Bauke NED
186 MOSCHETTI Matteo ITA
187 REIJNEN Kiel USA


UAE TEAM EMIRATES (UAD)
UAE
191 KRISTOFF Alexander NOR
192 GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando COL
193 COSTA Rui POR
194 LAENGEN Vegard Stake NOR
195 MARTIN Daniel IRL
196 TROIA Oliviero ITA
197 ULISSI Diego ITA
 
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Lequack said:
I am not a fan of these desert races, there's always no spectators and it's like they're racing on a barren planet, the roads are all wide and it makes for boring racing.
At least this one crams in 2 unipuerto finishes. It's only 4 sprints, and one of them is the always hilarious Hatta Dam.
 
Perhaps it is the way that PCM uses colour coding, maybe it is the lengthening days of spring leading me to a sense of anticipation, but I saw those stage profiles and began to wonder about the impact of a few kilometres of cobbles in the middle of each stage.
 
It really does look uninspiring, I wish Oman would be 7 stages and have these kind of names in the WT. Its basically 7 pan flat stages with a MTF on two of them.. will be tuning in to them tho since my man is riding.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
It really does look uninspiring, I wish Oman would be 7 stages and have these kind of names in the WT. Its basically 7 pan flat stages with a MTF on two of them.. will be tuning in to them tho since my man is riding.
Yeah, Oman always seems like the best race by far in the Middle East but they never show it.

They do have helicopters and camera bikes up and about, but show it live? Nah.
 
It looks like they've sent Valverde the best possibly TTT lineup the team can come up minus Soler for this race. You've got the two TT specialists on the team, plus Amador. For the mountains (as they are) he's got Amador, Fernandez, and Castrillo.

Also Movistar's line up is Castrillo not Bennati.
 
Interview that Alejandro did, he specifically said the reason he wanted to do this race is because it's almost a guarantee that the weather will be very good for it. Well, at least I can understand this reasoning.
 
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Koronin said:
Interview that Alejandro did, he specifically said the reason he wanted to do this race is because it's almost a guarantee that the weather will be very good for it. Well, at least I can understand this reasoning.
And of course money is not bad either.. :D
 
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Blanco said:
Koronin said:
Interview that Alejandro did, he specifically said the reason he wanted to do this race is because it's almost a guarantee that the weather will be very good for it. Well, at least I can understand this reasoning.
And of course money is not bad either.. :D

I'm right there with you. I'm sure the entrance fee they are paying to get some of the top riders there is the real reason these guys, including Alejandro, are there. However, at least he's come up with a 2nd reason that actually makes some sense for going to it.
 
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The sprinting field looks pretty exciting and will be fun to watch

1 VIVIANI Elia Deceuninck - Quick Step 1697 1
2 KRISTOFF Alexander UAE-Team Emirates 1170 3
3 BENNETT Sam BORA - Hansgrohe 712 9
4 EWAN Caleb Lotto Soudal 557 15
5 GAVIRIA Fernando UAE-Team Emirates 551 16
6 KITTEL Marcel Team Katusha - Alpecin 410 27
8 MODOLO Sacha EF Education First 326 33
9 WALSCHEID Max Team Sunweb 308 37
11 MARECZKO Jakub CCC Team 303 40
12 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates 247 52
15 MEZGEC Luka Mitchelton-Scott 187 75
17 HALVORSEN Kristoffer Team Sky 150 99
21 BAUHAUS Phil Bahrain Merida 125 117
29 CAVENDISH Mark Team Dimension Data 89 155
33 MCLAY Daniel EF Education First 63 208
66 GRMAY Tsgabu Mitchelton-Scott 17 526
 
I am completely fanboying now. Am in Abu Dhabi for work (unfortunately schedule doesn't allow me to see the race) and went to cycle on Hudayriat island. Unfortunately the track was closed due to reconnaissance for the race. Got to see the pros in action and even exchange couple of words with Kwiatkowski - although literally couple of seconds because they were heading back from training ride.
Completely bummed I won't be able to be there today or tomorrow. Will try to catch one of the finishes in Dubai though (if I remember correctly it is on friday or saturday)
 
damian13ster said:
I am completely fanboying now. Am in Abu Dhabi for work (unfortunately schedule doesn't allow me to see the race) and went to cycle on Hudayriat island. Unfortunately the track was closed due to reconnaissance for the race. Got to see the pros in action and even exchange couple of words with Kwiatkowski - although literally couple of seconds because they were heading back from training ride.
Completely bummed I won't be able to be there today or tomorrow. Will try to catch one of the finishes in Dubai though (if I remember correctly it is on friday or saturday)

On the bright side you at least got to see some of them today during their training rides. Hope you can see one of the stage finishes.
 
Might this become the first stage race in a couple of weeks that Astana doesn't win? Or could G. Izagirre become their first repeat winner?

I find it quite funny how it's the inaugural UAE-Tour, yet Valverde is being referred to as the defending champion, having won Abu Dhabi last year. Shouldn't Viviani be considered a (sort of) defending champion too? Since he won Dubai last year.
Though I guess it's less a matter of Abu Dhabi and Dubai merging, and more a matter of Abu Dhabi gobbling up Dubai.
 

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