Tour de France quality sprint field hits UAE Tour

UAE Tour 2020 2nd Edition Top Riders Photo Shooting and Press Conference 22022020 Sam Bennett IRL Deceuninck Quick Step Caleb Ewan AUS Lotto Soudal Mark Cavendish GBR Bahrain McLaren photo Dario BelingheriBettiniPhoto2020
Sam Bennett, Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan in the UAE (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

When race organisers RCS announced the roster for this year's UAE Tour pre-race press conference there was little surprise in the fact that the line-up was dominated by sprinters.

A climber will undoubtedly win the race's overall title but it's arguably the depth of the sprint field that makes this year's UAE Tour so compelling. The Irishman Sam Bennett perhaps put it best when he told the gathering media that: "The competition is very high here. There are more top sprinters at the UAE Tour than at the Tour de France in the middle of the season, so it'll be interesting. I just hope to continue with the success we had in the Santos Tour Down Under."

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.