UAE Tour 2023

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Men's UAE Tour 2023 race overview

New UAE Tour leader Tadej Pogacar

UAE Tour overall winner in 2022 Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)

When is the men’s UAE Tour? The UAE Tour returns for a fifth edition in 2023,  taking place February 20-26. 

How long is the men’s UAE Tour? The UAE Tour is a seven-day UCI WorldTour stage race, which typically includes opening flat stages in the desert and culminates with arduous climbing days.

Where is the men’s UAE Tour held? The UAE Tour takes place in the United Arab Emirates. It is the only UCI WorldTour event in the Middle East.

Men’s UAE Tour 2023 information

The past two years the UAE Tour served as the launching pad to the men’s WorldTour calendar, as the global pandemic caused cancellations to January events in Australia. This time, the lone WorldTour race in the Middle East is positioned as the third event on the WorldTour calendar for men, as the Tour Down Under and Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race return to their January slots.

The UAE Tour launched in 2019 when two existing races merged, the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Dubai Tour. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) won the inaugural race.

A full lineup of the 18 WorldTour teams are expected to compete, with top ProTeams  in contention as well.

UAE Tour

Date: February 20-26, 2023

Location: United Arab Emirates

Category: WorldTour

Previous Edition: 2022

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) won the overall title for a second year in a row, making it a replay of 2021 as he finished in front of runner-up Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers).  The Slovenian won the seventh and final stage of the UAE Tour at the top of Jebel Hafeet, his third victory on the signature climb.

Jebel Hafeet has been the grand finale of the seven-day stage race on multiple occasions. It has become a defining climb in the Middle East, having been part of the Abu Dhabi Tour and now the UAE Tour. The climb sits on one of the highest mountains in the United Arab Emirates and near the border with Oman. 

Also on the usual menu for the UAE Tour is the summit finish at Jebel Jais. The road to the top of the imposing mountain was completed in 2017, and goes upward for 20 kilometres.

The UAE Tour on the women’s WorldTour will take place February 9-12.

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Stages

  • UAE Tour 2023
    20 February 2023 - 26 February 2023 | UAE | WorldTour
    • Stage 1 | Al Dhafra Castle - Al Mirfa
      2023-02-20 151km
    • Stage 2 | Khalifa Port - Khalifa Port (TTT)
      2023-02-21 17.2km
    • Stage 3 | Umbrella Beach Al Fujairah - Jebel Jais
      2023-02-22 185km
    • Stage 4 | Al Shindagha - Dubai Harbour
      2023-02-23 174km
    • Stage 5 | Al Marjan Island - Umm al Quwain
      2023-02-24 182km
    • Stage 6 | Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Breakwater
      2023-02-25 166km
    • Stage 7 | Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium - Jebel Hafeet
      2023-02-26 153km

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