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The third stage of the UAE Tour commences on Al Marjan Island on 21st February, concluding with an epic hill climb atop Jebel Jais.
The UAE Tour will feature four sprinters’ stages, two mountain stages best suited to the peloton’s climbers, and a 12.1 km long, high-speed individual time trial.
From 19 to 25 February, the UAE Tour will feature over 980 km of racing across the seven stages. Four of them will be perfect opportunities for the sprinters who will have plenty of chances to fight for a prestigious win. Stage two will be a team time trial, and stages three and seven (the final day) will have summit finishes in the traditional climbs of Jebel Jais, where previous stage winners include Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard, and Jebel Hafeet, an epic climb that has seen three stage victories for Tadej Pogačar in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
STAGE 3, 21 FEBRUARY, AL MARJAN ISLAND-JEBEL JAIS, 173 KM
The first of two mountain stages of the UAE Tour. The stage is divided into two distinct parts. The first approaches the final mountain undulating through the desert, while the last is characterized by approximately 20 km of continuous climbing up to the finish. Departure from Al Marjan Island to reach Ras al Khaimah and return to the desert. After the Ras al Khaimah airport, the race will head straight for Jais Mountain. The final climb of approximately 20 km at constant 5% gradient, with slightly higher gradients around 7% in the last 2 km.
The final climb winds through hairpin bends on a very wide roadway. Gradients are mainly around 4-5% in the first part and 5-7% in the second, with a peak of 9% around 2 km from the finish. The finish is on straight asphalt roads.