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2015 Abu Dhabi Tour

The 2015 Abu Dhabi Tour was a men's cycling stage race, that took place between 8-11 October 2015. It was the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour and was part of the 2015 UCI Asia Tour.

2015 Abu Dhabi Tour
2015 UCI Asia Tour, race 20 of 34
Race details
DatesOctober 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)–October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
Stages4
Distance555 km (344.9 mi)
Results
Winner  Esteban Chaves (COL) (Orica–GreenEDGE)
  Second  Fabio Aru (ITA) (Astana)
  Third  Wouter Poels (NED) (Team Sky)

Points  Elia Viviani (ITA) (Team Sky)
Youth  Esteban Chaves (COL) (Orica–GreenEDGE)
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The event featured prominent riders, including newly crowned World Champion Peter Sagan in his first race appearance after the Championship race.[1] The Astana team were captained by Vincenzo Nibali, who won the Giro di Lombardia a couple of days prior. He was assisted by Fabio Aru, winner of the Vuelta a España.[2]

Route and stagesEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[3]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 8 October Qasr Al Sarab to Madinat Zayed 175 km (108.7 mi)   Flat stage   Andrea Guardini (ITA)
2 9 October Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi 130 km (80.8 mi)   Flat stage   Elia Viviani (ITA)
3 10 October Al Ain to Jebel Hafeet 140 km (87.0 mi)   Intermediate stage   Esteban Chaves (COL)
4 11 October Yas Marina Circuit 110 km (68.4 mi)   Flat stage   Elia Viviani (ITA)
Total 555 km (344.9 mi)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Farrand, Stephen (7 October 2015). "Desert heat, wind and stage 3 climb to shape Abu Dhabi Tour". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  2. ^ Farrand, Stephen (6 October 2015). "Aru ready to support Nibali at Abu Dhabi Tour". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  3. ^ "1st Abu Dhabi Tour (2.1)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 7 October 2015.

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