Race preview: UAE Tour 2021

UAE Tour 2020 - 2nd Edition - 5th stage Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet 162 km - 27/02/2020 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE - Team Emirates) - Adam Yates (GBR - Mitchelton - Scott) - photo Dario Belingheri/BettiniPhoto©2020
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

A tweet from Nathan Haas spoke for many of the riders boarding their charter flights at Malpensa and Charles De Gaulle airports on Thursday: "Well I never thought I’d be going back to the UAE Tour. Life lesson, never say never."

Twelve months ago, Haas was among the unfortunate riders and staff who remained quarantined in an Abu Dhabi hotel long after a confirmed coronavirus case had seen the 2020 UAE Tour come to a halt five stages in. 

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