|Dubai Tour provisional entry list: six former UCI Elite Road World Champions on the starting line
Dubai, 26 January 2016 – For the upcoming Dubai Tour, scheduled from 3 to 6 February 2016, the 2015 winner Mark Cavendish (British Isles) leads a peloton that also includes the former world champions Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBR), the Belgian Philippe Gilbert, the Portuguese Rui Alberto Faria da Costa, the Swiss Fabian Cancellara, the German Tony Martin and a bunch of great sprinters including the Italians Elia Viviani and Andrea Guardini, Germany’s Marcel Kittel and the Aussie Matthew Harley Goss.
The Dubai Tour is made up from three stage suited to the sprinters and one – stage three, The Westin Stage – to the puncheurs. New features for the 2016 Dubai Tour are the first finish in the Fujairah Emirate (Dubai Silicon Oasis Stage) and a new venue for the last sprint at the up and coming Business Bay district (Business Bay Stage).
The entry list includes 10 UCI WorldTeams, three UCI Professional Continental teams, three UCI Continental teams (with the UAE National Selection replaced by the Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team-Dubai). Each team at the start of Dubai Tour will consist of eight riders. Download the full list here.
Due to the accident that occurred in Spain during the weekend, the Giant-Alpecin team will be updated shortly.
Below is the list of invited teams with the respective team main riders:
ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ) Lars Boom
BMC RACING TEAM (USA) Philippe Gilbert
DIMENSION DATA (RSA) Mark Cavendish
ETIXX – QUICK STEP (BEL) Marcel Kittel
LAMPRE – MERIDA (ITA) Sacha Modolo
MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP) Giovanni Visconti
TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN (GER) To be confirmed
TEAM SKY (GBR) Elia Viviani
TINKOFF (RUS) Daniele Bennati
TREK – SEGAFREDO (USA) Fabian Cancellara
UCI Professional Continental Teams
CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE (POL) Davide Rebellin
ONE PRO CYCLING (GBR) Matthew Harley Goss
TEAM NOVO NORDISK (USA) Stephen Clancy
UCI Continental Teams
AL NASR PRO CYCLING TEAM-DUBAI (UAE) Yousif Mirza
SKYDIVE DUBAI PRO CYCLING TEAM – AL AHLI CLUB (UAE) Ivan Santaromita
TEAM WIGGINS (GBR) Bradley Wiggins