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Link to Patrick Lefevere: Tim Merlier is a calmer sprinter than Jasper Philipsen
Patrick Lefevere's Soudal Quick-Step are led by sports directors Klaas Lodewyck and Geert Van Bondt in the UAE

Patrick Lefevere: Tim Merlier is a calmer sprinter than Jasper Philipsen

Soudal Quick-Step team boss praises his star sprinter after stage 1 victory at UAE Tour

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Link to UAE Tour stage 2: Brandon McNulty wins time trial as UAE Team Emirates go 1-2-3
Brandon McNulty on his way to victory in the UAE Tour time trial

UAE Tour stage 2: Brandon McNulty wins time trial as UAE Team Emirates go 1-2-3

American takes race lead ahead of Jay Vine and Mikkel Bjerg as Emirati team dominate on 12.1km course

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Link to Start times for UAE Tour stage 2 individual time trial
Some GC riders will hope to take time will others will seek to limit the losses

Start times for UAE Tour stage 2 individual time trial

Brandon McNulty and Tobias Foss among the favourites in the short 12.1km effort against the clock

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Link to Sam Welsford suffering from crash on eve of UAE Tour, but still well in the fight
Sam Welsford opened up his season in style at the Santos Tour Down Under

Sam Welsford suffering from crash on eve of UAE Tour, but still well in the fight

Bahrain Victorious point the finger of sprint expectation at Bora-Hansgrohe, but DS Shane Archbold and Australian sprinter take it all in their stride

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Link to Mark Cavendish says Astana lead-out 'over-eager but learning' after first UAE Tour sprint
Mark Cavendish already has one win under his belt this season, taken at the recent Tour Colombia

Mark Cavendish says Astana lead-out 'over-eager but learning' after first UAE Tour sprint

Manx sprinter reflects on opening stage with GCN, as Kazakh team look to gain experience but suffer unfortunate crash of Harold Tejada in finale

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Link to Tobias Foss will use a monster 68-tooth chainring for UAE Tour time trial
Tobias Foss has a 68t chainring on his Pinarello Bolide time trial bike

Tobias Foss will use a monster 68-tooth chainring for UAE Tour time trial

Larger chainrings are becoming popular for time trialling but the Norwegian has taken this to the next level with a barely believable 68t chainring

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Link to Adam Yates: 'We're coming to the UAE Tour with confidence and three options'
Adam Yates will begin the UAE Tour as the firm favourite to take a second title

Adam Yates: 'We're coming to the UAE Tour with confidence and three options'

Former winner adjusts race programme with crosswinds in mind and admits time trial will be hard, but believes past results speak for themselves on Jebel Hafeet

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Link to Brandon McNulty: ‘It’s nice that we have multiple cards to play at UAE Tour’
Brandon McNulty recently won stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Brandon McNulty: ‘It’s nice that we have multiple cards to play at UAE Tour’

American time trial champion and Mikkel Bjerg speak to GCN ahead of the race, as the pair engage in a friendly TT rivalry and look to the team’s GC ambitions

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Link to Mark Cavendish: I never lose motivation, I love this sport
Mark Cavendish speaks to the press on the eve of the 2024 UAE Tour

Mark Cavendish: I never lose motivation, I love this sport

Astana Qazaqstan sprinter continues 18th professional season with fifth start at the UAE Tour, and speaks of his delight being in his 'second home'

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Link to UAE Tour: ‘I don’t remember such a competitive sprint field’ says Sam Bennett
After two seasons back in Bora-Hansgrohe's ranks, Sam Bennett made the switch to Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale for 2024

UAE Tour: ‘I don’t remember such a competitive sprint field’ says Sam Bennett

Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale’s new sprinter sits down with GCN to preview the race, as team puts faith in a neo-pro to deliver the Irishman’s lead-out

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Link to Ben O’Connor considers contract options: 'I think you have to be open-minded'
Ben O'Connor won the Vuelta a Murcia with an impressive solo attack

Ben O’Connor considers contract options: 'I think you have to be open-minded'

Australian speaks exclusively to GCN at the UAE Tour, as contract year with Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale kicks into gear with first stage race

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Link to Amber Kraak takes her first WorldTour win in sensational style: UAE Women's Tour Stage 4
After working well with in the breakaway Kraak proved stronger than the rest ultimately riding the last few kilometres solo

Amber Kraak takes her first WorldTour win in sensational style: UAE Women's Tour Stage 4

After finding herself in the days breakaway she reduced the group in size before riding to victory on her own

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Link to UAE Tour Women: Lotte Kopecky takes summit sprint on Jebel Hafeet to win stage 3
Lotte Kopecky was overjoyed at the finish, after Neve Bradbury pushed her to the limit

UAE Tour Women: Lotte Kopecky takes summit sprint on Jebel Hafeet to win stage 3

Neve Bradbury pipped in two-up sprint to the summit after putting Kopecky under pressure, but the world champion demonstrates her climbing class

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Link to UAE Tour Women: Lorena Wiebes doubles up with stage 2 sprint win
Lorena Wiebes picked up her second win in a row on stage 2 of the UAE Tour Women

UAE Tour Women: Lorena Wiebes doubles up with stage 2 sprint win

Chiara Consonni comes close in second, Clara Copponi takes third

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Link to UAE Tour Women: Lorena Wiebes wins stage 1 in expected bunch sprint
Lorena Wiebes looks almost unstoppable in bunch sprints, especially in the absence of Charlotte Kool

UAE Tour Women: Lorena Wiebes wins stage 1 in expected bunch sprint

SD Worx-Protime rider looks as dominant as ever following a strong lead-out by world champion Lotte Kopecky

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Link to UAE Tour: Tudor receive wildcard, Adam Yates and Luke Plapp headline startlist
Luke Plapp and Adam Yates finished second and third overall at the UAE Tour in 2023

UAE Tour: Tudor receive wildcard, Adam Yates and Luke Plapp headline startlist

Middle Eastern stage race confirms line-up of teams, with Fabian Cancellara’s Swiss side securing an invitation and a strong field of GC riders expected

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Link to UAE Tour routes revealed: Jebel Hafeet headlines men's and women's races
Luke Plapp and Adam Yates are expected back at this year's race, as are Elisa Longo Borghini and Gaia Realini

UAE Tour routes revealed: Jebel Hafeet headlines men's and women's races

Women's four-day race to be decided atop Jebel Hafeet, whilst seven-day men's race welcomes opportunities for both sprinters and climbers alike

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Filippo Ganna Sucks! #shorts

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Philipsen Is Flying! #shorts

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Link to Is Cycling Faster Than Ever Before? | GCN Show Ep.424
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Is Cycling Faster Than Ever Before? | GCN Show Ep.424

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Link to UAE Tour Stage 5 Highlights | Al Ain › Jebel Hafeet
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UAE Tour Stage 5 Highlights | Al Ain › Jebel Hafeet

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Link to UAE Tour Stage 4 Highlights | Zabeel Park › Dubai City Walk
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UAE Tour Stage 4 Highlights | Zabeel Park › Dubai City Walk

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Link to UAE Tour Stage 3 Highlights | Al Qudra Cycle Track › Jebel Hafeet
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UAE Tour Stage 3 Highlights | Al Qudra Cycle Track › Jebel Hafeet

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Link to UAE Tour Stage 2 Highlights | Hatta Dam
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UAE Tour Stage 2 Highlights | Hatta Dam

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