The Abu Dhabi Tour is a professional cycling race that takes place over four stages across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The fourth edition takes place from February 21–25, 2018.
The race boasts a fast, balanced route alternating between the desert and the sea, and from the mountains to the city. Under the spotlight are the capital city’s main landmarks – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Corniche, Yas Marina Circuit – and some of the main heritage sites, such as the oases of Liwa and Al Ain, or the challenging ascent up Al Ain’s Jebel Hafeet mountain.
The four colours of the UAE flag have inspired the four different jerseys that the classification leaders wear after every stage. The most prestigious jersey is the red of GC leader, won by the Colombian Esteban Chaves in 2015, the Estonian Tanel Kangert in 2016 and the Portuguese Rui Alberto Faria da Costa in 2017.
The other jerseys are, in order of importance, the green Points Classification jersey, the black jersey for the Intermediate Sprint competition, the white for the Best Young Rider Classification Leader (U25).
The race is organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in collaboration with RCS Sport and is under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman, Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The fourth edition is included in the WorldTour Calendar of the international cycling union, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
Reference: Visit Abu Dhabi