UAE Tour 2021 highlights: Crosswind chaos on Stage 1

21 feb 2021
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Watch the best of the racing from an action-packed opening stage of the 2021 UAE Tour.
It was supposed to be a day for the sprinters and a quiet stage in the general classification, but crosswinds right from the gun put paid to that in spectacular style.
Tadej Pogačar, Adam Yates and João Almeida made huge gains in the overall standings, while Mathieu van der Poel took advantage of big-name sprinters being dropped to win his first road race of the season.
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  • Wow

    Yuliyah MillsYuliyah Mills6 ore fa
  • Amazing

    bilishu alissbilishu alissGiorno fa
  • Lovely lovely, thanks for transmisión Ciao Ciao

    doliio volaydoliio volay2 giorni fa
  • How do people keep sand off of the road? Actually, maybe they don't.

    Indoor and Outdoor EnduranceIndoor and Outdoor Endurance2 giorni fa
    • @Sara Mushtaq Khan Thank You!

      Indoor and Outdoor EnduranceIndoor and Outdoor Endurance2 giorni fa
    • The volunteers brush the road to make the path more comfortable for the cyclists.

      Sara Mushtaq KhanSara Mushtaq Khan2 giorni fa
  • Non sense competition : nobody is watching weather condition not suitable for health due to sand nano particules. What are we doing here ?

    mikea hiooimikea hiooi3 giorni fa
    • Веера смотрятся, конечно, красиво, но делать в пустыне на велосипеде совершенно нечего. На фэтбайки бы их посадить.

      bilishu alissbilishu alissGiorno fa
  • Non sense competition : nobody is watching weather condition not suitable for health due to sand nano particules. What are we doing here ?

    Zmago KorosecZmago Korosec3 giorni fa
    • lol a climbing bike is more aero in this situation

      doliio volaydoliio volay2 giorni fa
  • Even with covid there is not a big diffrence with spectators compared to the years before.

    der Führerder Führer3 giorni fa
  • When #31 gave the arm pump at the finish i was sure he was going to get passed.

    JIMJONES yourselfJIMJONES yourself4 giorni fa
    • Have the crosswinds whittled the GC riders down to two? Poga and Yates.

      mikea hiooimikea hiooi3 giorni fa
  • because of the endless desert it looks like they aint going anywhere luckily crosswind made it fun:D

    WarHood08WarHood084 giorni fa
  • I’m still waiting for the chaos. Clearly, the person who posted this does not know the meaning of the word!

    mpop4evampop4eva4 giorni fa
  • Dumbest race venue ever.

    labmatthewlabmatthew4 giorni fa
  • They should call it the tour of NO humans, NO spectators. The BORING tour is more like it.

    Angellos MalefakisAngellos Malefakis4 giorni fa
    • The UAE is doing heavy efforts to control the spread of covid, even though we CAN add the audience in a socially distanced manner, do you really think the people would stand in that EXACT spot? We are not taking the risks!

      Sara Mushtaq KhanSara Mushtaq Khan2 giorni fa
  • With the covid case in the team and the cancelling of the alpecin team... I hope MVDP can ride the omloop het niewsblad upcoming weekend

    Bjorn SantensBjorn Santens4 giorni fa
  • Imagine being a pro rider and selected to ride this piece of crap ‘tour’

    TotalavulsionTotalavulsion5 giorni fa
    • I think $$$ plays a role... and it's probably always good weather So if they don't catch covid, the chance of getting sick is much lower a month before the most important classics

      Bjorn SantensBjorn Santens4 giorni fa
  • No trees to cut the wind...just some camels...

    William JolkaWilliam Jolka5 giorni fa
  • What a horrible place to have a tour

    Jacques du PlessisJacques du Plessis5 giorni fa
  • First is first. He almost always seems to be first no matter what kind of race it is? He reads the 'koers' on pure instinct and has the stamina, the balls, the endurance and the brains. Pure cycling instinct. No more, no less.

    Jeffrey WaqenaarJeffrey Waqenaar5 giorni fa
  • Lol what a depressing looking country

    jonieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeejonieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee5 giorni fa
  • Where was the ‘wind chaos’?

    Chris WaltonChris Walton5 giorni fa
  • Веера смотрятся, конечно, красиво, но делать в пустыне на велосипеде совершенно нечего. На фэтбайки бы их посадить.

    Вело МанВело Ман5 giorni fa
  • lol a climbing bike is more aero in this situation

    CloudMusicCloudMusic5 giorni fa
  • can philippines able to join?

    prinsipi vibasprinsipi vibas5 giorni fa
    • Cycling not so big in your country

      Snatc !Snatc !5 giorni fa
  • Hold your line during a sprint? Honestly, I see this crap every race, and only when there is an incident do they enforce the rules (and only some of the time). Someone needs to clean up cycling (not the doping... THE SPRINTING!).

    darrin kinneydarrin kinney5 giorni fa
    • Yes, agreed. As a fan, Regardless of who you are supporting, it's vital for fairness and the safety of all that sprinters hold their line.

      dtooearthdtooearth4 giorni fa
    • you don't have to hold anything, unless your going through a corner. These are pro cyclist's they know how to handle a bike.

      Nate BonessNate Boness4 giorni fa
    • This sprint was about clear Compared to some others. The last two kilometers brains are off .only Mad pitbulls are sprinting. Good luck and God for all.

      William JolkaWilliam Jolka5 giorni fa
  • Lazy job the game developers did on the level design...

    Rainers ReißzahnRainers Reißzahn5 giorni fa
  • Mvdp est vraiment phénoménal

    Mathieu JeandinMathieu Jeandin5 giorni fa
  • did they really just ride a straight line on a highway in a desert.

    Jesse ComptonJesse Compton5 giorni fa
    • $$$$

      thenipper78thenipper784 giorni fa
    • @Rainers Reißzahn pathetic or not. Imagine the top speed these guys produce

      Jeffrey WaqenaarJeffrey Waqenaar5 giorni fa
    • Pathetic

      Rainers ReißzahnRainers Reißzahn5 giorni fa
  • Still dumb as a box of rocks wearing a drywall mask 😂🕸️🕸️

    Made InfiniteMade Infinite5 giorni fa
  • MVDP clearly didn't have the seatpost issue

    veegtecveegtec5 giorni fa
  • Probably the only race where the riders out number the spectators...

    Free RangerFree Ranger5 giorni fa
    • @Kyle Swanton cycling is extremely popular in the UAE. Spectators were not allowed.

      EddieEddie5 giorni fa
    • @Joe Harney I don't think the lack of spectators has anything to do with COVID. You can search for footage of the 2019 edition of this race to compare. Still no spectators. Even at the finish line there is no one there hardly. I see more people at the finish line of my amateur, uninteresting races.

      Kyle SwantonKyle Swanton5 giorni fa
    • No spectators allowed because of Covid.

      Joe HarneyJoe Harney5 giorni fa
  • Wooohooo!!! Epic.👍👊

    armand sarmientoarmand sarmiento5 giorni fa
  • Looks to me like MVP sprint drifted to the right all the way to the line, is that not a problem?

    Greg NicholsGreg Nichols5 giorni fa
    • I think not because he didn't push anyone to the barrier or touch someone the sprint wasn't with a lot of rider so...🤷‍♂️

      Jeremy LJeremy L5 giorni fa
  • What a great race. Crosswinds wreaked havoc and made it fun to watch

    resmen81resmen815 giorni fa
  • They should rename this tour , The sand man tour 🤣🤣🤣

    Fabian WylieFabian Wylie5 giorni fa
  • Lovely lovely, thanks for transmisión Ciao Ciao

    Elizabeth VelezElizabeth Velez5 giorni fa
  • Im sure there are rover perseverance and curiosity over there drilling the sand

    Ramadhan Ratri FarhandyRamadhan Ratri Farhandy5 giorni fa
    • Imagine a peloton flighing by

      Jeffrey WaqenaarJeffrey Waqenaar5 giorni fa
  • Empty finish line... no crowd.

    erik alfiandyerik alfiandy6 giorni fa
    • Crowds/gatherings are not allowed in UAE due to covid-19. Hence no crowd.

      Sara Mushtaq KhanSara Mushtaq Khan2 giorni fa
    • Every Middle East race ever, even Worlds.

      Charlie DillonCharlie Dillon5 giorni fa
  • AND THEY'RE OFF...CYCLING ONCE AGAIN IN '21...RIDE ON!!!!!🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

    Antonio BAntonio B6 giorni fa
  • Brutal

    The happy oneThe happy one6 giorni fa
  • Il ne sprint pas très droit

    MCyclisteMCycliste6 giorni fa
  • I always notice that mvdp has no teammates in a race, even in the start of race.

    LANCÉLORDÉ •LANCÉLORDÉ •6 giorni fa
    • Yeah had 2 teammates but 1 dropped of after doing a lot of work

      Kingo _OfficialKingo _Official5 giorni fa
    • Do you even watch

      CykaCyka5 giorni fa
    • uhm his teammate was there and closed an important gap in the finale. On other races he also relies om them a lot, it's just that he has an agressive racing style so when most people start watching the broadcast he is already on the attack. But I have seen many races where his teammates did a lot of hard work for him and stayed until the finale. His team is world tour level.

      pjetrspjetrs6 giorni fa
    • He had a teammate in the front split all the time?

      Its meIts me6 giorni fa
  • Mvp went from the middle to the far right cutting in too much

    Dana BlackDana Black6 giorni fa
    • @Dana Black You certainly can, and should! Anyone winning sprints repeatedly would do the same.

      Jordan FrazinJordan Frazin4 giorni fa
    • If someone was going faster than him on that side, he would have been cutting them off. But since nobody was coming up on that side, he didn't do anything wrong. He didn't endanger anyone because there was nobody coming up on that side.

      MJBMJB5 giorni fa
    • @Whistler4u lol u sound stupid buddy maybe you should watch last year tour de france than come back correct

      Dana BlackDana Black5 giorni fa
    • @Dana Black You have not seen much cycling

      Whistler4uWhistler4u5 giorni fa
    • @Jordan Frazin lol dude I know but how tf do u know if someone decides to go for it while he is cutting in, what he did is block others from going for it ! Look at Julian Alaphilippe was like 10 yards away and still lost u can't make that decision to cut the line just cuz your ahead by a bike length 🤯

      Dana BlackDana Black5 giorni fa
  • First WT race, first win for MVDP.

    TR RolandTR Roland6 giorni fa
  • UAE DUBAI ABU DHABI ARE TERRORIST STATE. They support all terrorist groups in Syria Libya Somalia Afghanistan Nigeria Niger Yemen. Alqaeda isis and all. If you go you are indirectly giving money to terrorist. BOYCOTT UAE!!! ❌❌❌

    Mo JiMo Ji6 giorni fa
  • UAE DUBAI ABU DHABI ARE TERRORIST STATE. They support all terrorist groups in Syria Libya Somalia Afghanistan Nigeria Niger Yemen. Alqaeda isis and all. If you go you are indirectly giving money to terrorist. BOYCOTT UAE!!! ❌❌❌

    Mo JiMo Ji6 giorni fa
  • Ah, thank you. So nice to see some cycle racing again. Subscribed!

    Graham BentGraham Bent6 giorni fa
  • What's up with the weird cuts at the end???

    Daniel DuVernayDaniel DuVernay6 giorni fa
    • MVDP WIN

      sportsport6 giorni fa
  • mvdp is like the sagan of 5yrs ago

    David ParrottDavid Parrott6 giorni fa
    • @Bjorn Santens Sagan partiparticipated in mtb and cx in his youth. Has crazy mtb skills and is a legend on his own. MvdP is well on his way but no Sagan yet. He is a countryman of mine and we are proud to have such a rider in the Netherlands. But Sagan was 3 time World champion, won classics and 12 TdF races. That is crazy. And something like 5 green jerzies?

      Jeffrey WaqenaarJeffrey Waqenaar4 giorni fa
    • @Bjorn Santens that’s what I was implying 😉

      Rainers ReißzahnRainers Reißzahn4 giorni fa
    • @David Parrott that's why I also think MVDP's career on the road will be even better than sagan's Although Sagan already started winning on the road at a very young age, MVDP is already 25years old I think.

      Bjorn SantensBjorn Santens4 giorni fa
    • @David Parrott I agree...tough he has the skills (not as many as MVDP of course) That was my point Sagan also had of silver or bronze medal in cyclo cross when he was a junior (again, the cx talent/results/titles of MVDP are much greater)

      Bjorn SantensBjorn Santens4 giorni fa
    • I think he’s got even more potential.

      Tenatious _ETenatious _E4 giorni fa
  • They should call it "The Tour of Mars"

    NB protocolNB protocol6 giorni fa
    • But they call it "sports washing".

      TR RolandTR Roland6 giorni fa
  • Ouch.... / / /

    Raymond CoxRaymond Cox6 giorni fa
  • Is this still cycling? The route is just all desert... I rather prefer EU based races

    QrankChannelQrankChannel6 giorni fa
    • @QrankChannel oil money? Oil makes 20% of the UAE’s Economy as of 2020, oil prices are nothing these days. We have the world’s largest sovereign fund and own most of the stakes in any country of the world 🌍 and in fact we control the worlds commodities and trade, do your research 🧐 before trash talking about a county that reached Mars.

      Ahmed AlRemeithiAhmed AlRemeithi5 ore fa
    • @Daniel Lassche Did you ever watched the Giro or Tour de France? Ronde van Vlaanderen? These races are breathing cycling. I really don’t why this is fun to watch or even being part of this as a rider (beside the oil money)

      QrankChannelQrankChannel2 giorni fa
    • so the scenery qualifies whether something is cycling? whats your point..,peleton check / bycicle check / tarmac / check.. bike race check/ camels / chexk

      Daniel LasscheDaniel Lassche6 giorni fa
    • good thing there are lots of those

      jessestormjessestorm6 giorni fa
  • So no one complaining about that sprint line? And is forearms on handlebar still allowed??

    Frank MFrank M6 giorni fa
    • @Matthew Song I too saw some riders using puppy paws. That reg isn't effective yet.

      wisskierwisskier5 giorni fa
    • @Ho Timothy yes he didn’t harm anyone and nobody was going to pass him anyway, but that’s not how UCI rules work. UCI rules clearly say that you can’t deviate from your line in a sprint, even if the other riders aren’t next to you. I don’t care, and the riders here don’t care since he didn’t hinder any of them, but it’s stupid to have rules you’ll only apply when something goes bad or if there’s a crash. The UCI should either change their rules (re-phrase them), or apply sanctions every time (so here also) and not only when a crash happens

      Alex HazardAlex Hazard6 giorni fa
    • that does only apply when the sprinter is side by side with someone, not when he is an entire bike length or so in the lead.

      J. de BockJ. de Bock6 giorni fa
    • Yes no one is complaining..

      Daniel LasscheDaniel Lassche6 giorni fa
    • @Matthew Song I think it was Fernando Gaviria in the last few KMs - I saw it too and wondered the same.

      jessestormjessestorm6 giorni fa
  • Amazing

    bmxracer117bmxracer1176 giorni fa
  • Mvp🙌🙌🙌🙌🚲🚲🚲🚲💪💪💪💪💪

    JAY AreJAY Are6 giorni fa
    • *MVDP

      endlesscyclistendlesscyclist6 giorni fa
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