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- Videos:  Abu Dhabi Tour Videos

- During the stage, Tracking LIVE here and here.

- LIVE video here.  (English, U.S.A. & Canada, Watch it LIVE + On Demand via in-the-cloud DVR feature, Fubo TV Cycling Channel, HD quality)

- LIVE video here. (L'Équipe, geo-restricted) 

- LIVE video here.  (English, U.S.A. & Canada, Fubo TV Cycling, HD quality)

- LIVE video here and here.  (French, L'Équipe)

- News: Dennis: Valverde is the most threatening rider in Abu Dhabi Tour finale. (Cyclingnews) - Australian backs Ochowicz to secure sponsorship for 2019.

- News: Dennis takes Abu Dhabi lead after time trial victory. (Cyclingnews) - Dumoulin hopes hit by mechanical problems.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.


- Stage details here.

- Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) won the Stage 4 Individual Time Trial and took over the lead on G.C.  Said Dennis after his victory: "I felt pretty good today. It was a weird effort because although I never felt bad, I also never felt awesome. I felt strong, but it wasn't like I was absolutely on top of my game like I have been in previous time trials that are quite short. I was happy to come across the line and know that I had done a really good ride and then getting the win was a good little bonus."

- Stage 4 ITT Start Order and Times here.

- News: Kittel: Today was the first day where I felt normal again. (Cyclingnews) - Katusha-Alpecin rider edged out by Bauhaus in dramatic Abu Dhabi Tour sprint.

- News: Dowsett settles into new role in Kittel lead-out train. (Cyclingnews) - No quarter asked or given before Abu Dhabi Tour time trial.

- News: Bauhaus lays foundations with Abu Dhabi Tour victory. (Cyclingnews) - German pips Kittel in tight sprint finish.

- News: Bauhaus edges out Kittel on stage 3. (Cyclingnews) - Viviani remains in race lead.

- Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb) won Stage 3.  Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) remains overall leader.  Bauhaus: "We have a really good team here for the sprint and I've been working well at home. My goal here was to go for a podium or take a win, so it's really nice to be able to achieve that against such a super strong field. It's always hard to get the first win of the season and get the ball rolling, especially after such an unlucky day here yesterday. I hope we can continue like this into tomorrow and Sunday where we have a lot of cards to play."

- News: Tom Dumoulin's Abu Dhabi Tour challenge intact despite crash and crosswinds. (Cyclingnews) - No lasting consequences for Dutchman after stage 2 fall.

- News: Viviani wins stage 2 and takes race lead. (Cyclingnews) - Van Poppel and Ackermann complete top three.

- Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 2 and took over the lead on G.C.

- News: Abu Dhabi Tour organisers blame automatic brake sensor for Cavendish crash. (Cyclingnews) - RCS Sport promise to deactivate system and visit Manxman.

- News: Kristoff: I usually don't win stages like this. (Cyclingnews) - UAE Team Emirates rider claims a home win at the Abu Dhabi Tour.

- News: Guardini sprints to second in Abu Dhabi Tour opener. (Cyclingnews) - Italian nearly repeats 2015 stage 1 win in desert race.

- News: Kristoff wins opening stage. (Cyclingnews) - Norwegian beats Guardini and Ewan in bunch sprint.

- Enrico Poitschke, Bora-Hansgrohe sports director: "It wasn’t the best start for us today. We had a good position in the finale but unfortunately Pascal lost the wheel of Erik after the last roundabout. Therefore, it wasn’t easy for him to go for a good result, it´s a pity, because he felt good today. But we have some sprint stages left and we will try to do our best."

- Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) won Stage 1 and is first leader in the general classification.  Kristoff after his Stage 1 victory: "I was quite lucky as I lost my team mates wheel, but I managed to get in the draft and come around in the head-wind to the line. It’s a great win for me and for the team here on home ground. Now we can put the marker down on our home race and it’s a really nice feeling. I’m really proud to win today and to get my second victory of the season. Thanks to all my team-mates and colleagues who helped us achieve it – it’s a great feeling to start off like this in a new team, and to do so in the year of Zayed gives added value to the win, for both the team and the fans."

- News: Cavendish crashes out of Abu Dhabi Tour. (Cyclingnews) - Dimension Data rider lands on shoulder fractured in 2017 Tour de France.

- News: Lotto Soudal aiming for Abu Dhabi Tour stage wins. (Cyclingnews) - Greipel leads sprint aims, Lambrecht free to pursue GC result.

- News: Viviani leads Quick-Step Floors at Abu Dhabi Tour. (Cyclingnews) - Alaphilippe and Mas provide GC options for Belgian team.

- Preview: Abu Dhabi Tour Preview here.  (Cyclingnews)

- Abu Dhabi Tour Start List here.

- At the 2018 pre-race press conference, defending champion Rui Costa had this to say: "The new route with a Time Trial changes the tactic. But Jabel Hafeet remains a hard climb, it’s 25 minutes of climbing. It’s not easy to be the defending champion and, racing on home soil we have many motivated riders like Aru, Kristoff and Ulissi."

- Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) won the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour.

- Photos:  Abu Dhabi Tour Photos

- Results:  Abu Dhabi Tour Results

- Bahrain-Merida Sports Director Rik Verbrugghe: "Our GC leaders will be Ion Izagirre and Domenico Pozzovivo. Domenico just came from the 15 day high altitude training, so we'll see how he adapts. Also we'll be ambitious to go for the win in all the stages, with Bonifazio going for sprints, Izagirre and Navardauskas challenging ITT and our GC riders aiming to be up front in the mountain stage. All other riders should be offensive and helping our leader for the day."

- The Abu Dhabi Tour is jointly organized by Giro d'Italia organizer RCS and Velon, a joint business venture of 11 WorldTour teams.

- Abu Dhabi Tour Schedule:

Stage 1 - Wednesday, February 21
Start at 12:10 local, 9:10 CET, 3:10am ET
Finish at 16:44 local, 13:44 CET, 7:44am ET

Stage 2 - Thursday, February 22
Start at 11:55 local, 8:55 CET, 2:55am ET
Finish at 15:30 local, 12:30 CET, 6:30am ET

Stage 3 - Friday, February 23
Start at 13:35 local, 10:35 CET, 4:45am ET
Finish at 16:42 local, 13:42 CET, 7:42am ET

Stage 4 - Saturday, February 24 ITT
First rider Start at 12:00 local, 9:00 CET, 3:00am ET
Last rider Finish at 15:44 local, 12:44 CET, 6:44am ET

Stage 5 - Sunday, February 25
Start at 11:40 local, 8:40 CET, 2:40am ET
Finish at 16:44 local, 13:44 CET, 7:44am ET

- BMC Racing for the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour:

Riders: Patrick Bevin (NZL), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Rohan Dennis (AUS), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Miles Scotson (AUS)

Sports Directors: Maximilian Sciandri (ITA), Noël Dejonckheere (BEL)

- Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing): "My main goals for the Abu Dhabi Tour are to win the time trial but also to test myself on the mountain-top finish. This race will be a good opportunity to see where I am compared to other GC guys at this stage of the year and what I need to work on looking ahead to the Giro d'Italia in a couple of months."

- The 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour is being held February 21-25.

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour.

2018 Abu Dhabi Tour LIVE
February 21-25, United Arab Emirates
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Start List

Stage 5 starts at 11:40am local
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(2:40am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 4:44pm local
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(7:44am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 3:00pm local
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Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) sprinted to victory on Stage 1.  Andrea Guardini was second and Caleb Ewan third.
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First race leader Alexander Kristoff celebrates on the podium.
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