These riders are also here! 2021 Tour of UAE Announcement Riders List.
The third Tour of the UAE will kick off on February 21. The organizers have recently announced a complete list of entries. Many star Riders will start the 2021 season in the UAE. Let's take a look at the powerful Riders on the field this year.
Overall score competitor
In previous reports, the Tour de France star Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), the 2020 Tour UAE champion Adam Yates (INEOS Team), and the Tour de France leader Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) have already confirmed their participation. They will join the crowd. GC challengers compete on the same stage.
Surprisingly, "The Shark" Vincenzo Nibali (Trek–Segafredo) came to the UAE, and veterans Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First) will also join the competition.
In addition to these experienced Riders, the Tour of UAE will also welcome the appearance of young Riders. In the Grand Tour, the loyal Sepp Kuss (Team Jumbo–Visma) and the newcomer João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) will bring Their debut in the Middle East, Rafal Majka (UAE Team Emirates) and Alexey Lutsenko (Team Astana), who participated in previous events, are back again, this time they are prepared.
In addition, Wout Poels, Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious), Emanuel Buchmann (BORA-hansgrohe), Fausto Masnada (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) also have certain competitiveness. Perhaps the next upset Riders will be among them.
Sprint King Competitor
The difficulty of climbing in the UAE this year has improved, but more than half of the stages belonged to sprinters. The last sprint king winner Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) returned, Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Pascal Ackermann (BORA-hansgrohe), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), Elia Viviani (Team Cofidis), Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka Assos), Luka Mezgec (Team BikeExchange) and The Gorilla Andre Greipel (Israel Start-Up Nation) will be on the field together Compete with Caleb Ewan for the stage championship and the final sprint king green shirt.
Riders worth looking forward to
Among the rising stars of Riders in recent years, three will participate in the UAE Tour of the UAE for the first time. They are the timing overlord Filippo Ganna (INEOS Team), the Swiss star Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) and the man Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix). The arrival of will also bring more uncertain factors to this tournament.