UAE Tour

men|Start: 20 February|Finish: 26 February

Team DSM coach Matt Winston: “We’re looking forward to tackling our first WorldTour level race of the year at the UAE Tour. The seven stages offer a variety of terrain for us to contend with, including several sprint opportunities, a time trial and two mountain top finishes on stage four and seven; although like a lot of races in the region, the wind can also be a factor in the more exposed areas. We go with a team prepared for the lead outs in the sprints and we also have some really solid options for the two stages with a mountain top finish, where we will chase day results and take each stage as it comes.”