16 TEAMS, 5 DAYS, 865 KM, 4 AWESOME JERSEYS FOR THE CLASSIFICATION LEADERS: WELCOME TO THE DUBAI TOUR 2017!
– 5 DAYS, 865 KM –
For the first time it’s a five-stage race, the Dubai Tour 2017 scheduled from 31 January to 4 February is significantly longer: a total of 865km, 28% more than the 2016 edition, and the peloton will ride through six different Emirates: Dubai (of course!), then Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
– 16 TEAMS –
10 UCI WorldTeams, 4 UCI Professional Continental Teams, 1 UCI Continental Team and a UAE National Selection team will be at the start. Each team at the start of the Dubai Tour will consist of eight riders.
ASTANA PRO TEAM – KAZ / BAHRAIN-MERIDA – BRN / TEAM DIMENSION DATA – RSA / MOVISTAR TEAM – ESP / QUICK – STEP FLOORS – BEL / TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO – NED / TEAM SKY – GBR / UAE ABU DHABI – UAE / TREK SEGAFREDO – USA / BMC RACING TEAM – USA
UCI Professional Continental Teams
BARDIANI CSF – ITA / TEAM NOVO NORDISK – USA / WILIER TRIESTINA – ITA / AQUA BLUE SPORT – IRL / ONE PRO CYCLING – GBR
UAE National Selection – UAE: A special team of riders representing the Emirates will be a big draw for the local supporters and ensure that the highest-caliber Middle-Eastern racers rub shoulders with the very best cyclists in the world at the Dubai Tour.
– 4 AWESOME CASTELLI JERSEYS –
The 2017 Dubai Tour jerseys will be provided by Castelli: 4 colours, 4 classifications, 4 different models made using a high-tech fabric supplied by SITIP that is both UV-protective and allows for a very rapid rate of heat dissipation.
General Classification: worn by the overall winner, the rider who has proven to be the fastest and most consistent over the five stages. In 2016 the blue jersey was won by Marcel Kittel (photo above). Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Dubai
Points Classification: worn by the fastest sprinter, who has obtained the best positions in each stage and intermediate sprint. The red jersey was also won by Marcel Kittel, winner of two of four stages. Sponsor: Emirates
Young Rider Classification: worn by the best U25 young rider in the overall classification, the name to watch out for in the future. In 2016 this jersey was won by the Moroccan Soufiane Haddi. Sponsor: RTA (Roads and Transport Authority)
UAE Flag Jersey
Intermediate Sprint Classification: worn by the rider who gained more Intermediate Sprint Points than any other rider. Last year’s winner was the Pole Marcin Bialoblocki. Sponsor: DHA (Dubai Health Authority)
Everything is ready for most powerful Dubai Tour ever and all the jerseys are already available in the best Castelli shops and soon at www.castelli-cycling.com
More info at: http://dubaitour.com/
PHOTO CREDIT: ANSA – PERI / DAL ZENNARO