Through town and desert, amidst heat and violent winds. The world’s best cycling teams are currently riding on the Dubai Tour’s third edition.
Two days of racing, two stages and two victories for Marcel Kittel. It looks like days are all the same at Dubai Tour 2017. But they’re not. Each stage is about 200km long and has plenty of surprises for the pack. From urban landscapes to long transitions in the desert, the race constantly changes. In town, riders must keep the pace up when turns recur and when roads widen. In the desert, they must fight sandstorms and avoid edging gaps.
These conditions push all the teams to their limits. Every Dubai Tour stage is promised a sprinter. To reach victory, a sprinter must be able to rely on his team’s work. BMC, Sky, Quick-Step… in the heat of the debate, when pressure is omnipresent, all have to hold to their own respective strategies…and respond immediately to any race fact. Final victory depends on this. A split second is all it takes to ensure it.