Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Route stage 3: Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - At 186 kilometres, the 3rd stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour is probably going to be decisive. It's not the distance that matters, the race boils down to an 10.8 kilometres closing climb with ramps of up to 11%. Jebel Hafeet is the only ascent in the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour.
The closing climb is mostly played out on Jebel Ḥafeeṫ Mountain Road, a three-lane roadway that goes on for 10.8 kilometers at 6.6%. Gradients vary mostly around 8-9% in the last kilometres with a peak of 11% at 2.8 kilometres before the top. A minor descent ushers in the final ramp that leads straight to the finish line.
Two years ago leader Wout Poels crashed on the final corner and lost both stage and overall win to Esteban Chaves. In last year’s edition Tanel Kangert climbed to victory on Jebel Hafeet and the Estonian is title holder.
The 3rd stage of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour is a three-faced race. Urban surroundings at first, then a trip through the desert, and mountains in the finale.
Inside Al Ain city the race is on wide roads with roundabouts and speed humps before the section through the desert is played out on wide and predominantly straight roads. With 15 kilometres remaining the route starts to rise slightly towards the final ascent, culminating in a summit finish at an elevation of 1.025 metres.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints (at 160.2 and 172.5 kilometers) come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Results/race report 3rd stage 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour.
Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 stage 3: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Favourites - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Overview - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Caleb Ewan outsprints Mark Cavendish, Rui Costa GC winner - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Kittels bests Ewan by millimetres, Cav still leader - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Cav outpowers Greipel to take take leaders jersey - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Route stage 1: Madinat Zayed - Madinat Zayed - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Route stage 2: Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 Route stage 4: Criterium on F1 Yas Marina circuit - Abu Dhabi Tour 2017 More articles
Brabantse Pijl 2021: The Route
Brabantse Pijl 2021: Riders
Brabantse Pijl 2021: Favourites
Tour of Valencia 2021: The Route
Tour of Valencia 2021: Riders
Amstel Gold Race 2021: The Route
Amstel Gold Race 2021: Riders
Amstel Gold Race 2021: Favourites
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition 2021: The Route
Tour of the Alps 2021: The Route
Tour of the Alps 2021: Riders
Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 1: Brixen – Innsbruck
La Flèche Wallonne 2021: The Route
Cycling Calendar 2021
Tour de France 2021: The Route
Tour de France 2021: Riders
Giro 2021: The Route
Giro 2021: Riders
Giro 2021: GC Favourites
Giro 2021 Route stage 1: Turin - Turin
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 1: Ganna's dash for pink
Giro 2021 Route stage 2: Stupinigi – Novara
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 2: First fast finishers showdown
Giro 2021 Route stage 3: Biella – Canale
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 3: Strong sprinters or late attackers
Vuelta 2021: The Route
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!