The UAE Tour and the return of the classics mark the week

The round of the Emirates will bring us a great duel between the candidates for the general classification while the clasicómanos return to the pavement in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.


The cycling season is gradually increasing its activity after a somewhat hesitant start to the season due to the postponements of the race. The great figures of the peloton seek the first World Tour stage general in 2021 on the UAE Tour, while the classics will have their first contact with the cobbles in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. We review below the most outstanding races of this week in the world of cycling.

UAE Tour (February 21-27)

After the fan day this Sunday, in which many of the favorites said goodbye to the general, the United Arab Emirates race enters its decisive stage. This Monday, the 13-kilometer individual chrono with start and finish in Al Hudayriyat Island and the mountain stages with the finishes up high in Jebel Hafeet on Tuesday and in Jebel Jais on Thursday will decide the final winner of the test. Adam Yates, Tadej Pogacar or Joao Almeida start as great favorites to the general classification after the first stage in a test where Alejandro Valverde, Vincenzo Nibali or Chris Froome will also try to highlight in search of a stage victory, while in the sprints the battle is They will include Mathieu Van der Poel, Elia Viviani, Caleb Ewan, Fernando Gaviria or Sam Bennett among others 444 444Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (27 February)

The peloton will have their first contact with the cobblestones at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first great classic of the cycling season and where they will cross several of the mythical heights and sections of pave stones in Flanders (the organization does not has revealed the route in public to avoid the presence of fans). Jasper Stuyven, Mads Pedersen, Julian Alaphilippe, Yves Lampaert, Philippe Gilbert, Greg Van Avermaet, Sep Vanmarcke, Alexander Kristoff or Ivan García Cortina will be some of the riders to follow in this great first date with the pavés.

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (February 28)

Many of the participants in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will repeat the next day at the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, which will be the end of this first preview of the classics that will move to Italy at the beginning of the month March before returning to face the beginning of the Triptych of Flanders.

Other careers

Kuwait National Championships (February 25-27)

Faun-Ardèche Classic (February 27)

Royal Bernard Drome Classic (February 28)

Uruguay National Championships


New Zealand Elite and Under-19 Championships (24-27 February)


International BTT Catalan Cup (27-28 February)

Other careers

Alanya Banana MTB Cup (February 26)

Velo Alanya MTB Cup (February 27)

Coppa Cittá Di Albenga (February 27-28)

New Zealand National Championships (27-28 February)

National Championships of Ecuador (February 27-28)

National Championships of Argentina (February 28)

Alanya MTB Cup (February 28)

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