UAE Tour 2023 Route stage 1: Al Dhafra Castle - Al Mirfa

UAE Tour 2023Monday 20 February - Stage 1 is played out on a flat route of 151 kilometres. The race starts near Al Dhafra Castle and finishes in Al Mirfa.

The route is similar to the opener of two years ago. Back then, Mathieu van der Poel took the spoils after a race with full on echelon action.

The riders clip into their pedals in front of Al Dhafra Castle, 30 kilometres west of Madīnat Zāyid, a city with 30,000 inhabitants.

After moving through Madīnat Zāyid the riders brush past the Habshan oil fields on their way to the Arabian Gulf. They reach finish venue Al Mirfa, a small coastal village, with one 18.8 kilometres lap to go.

The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.

The 1st stage of the UAE Tour starts at 13:00 and the race is expected to finish around 16:30 – both are local times (GST).

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UAE Tour 2023 – stage 1: route, profile, tweets

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