Contador and Nibali to ride Abu Dhabi Tour next week

Everything is ready for the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour, the four-stage race in the UAE capital territory, starting Thursday 20 October from Madinat Zayed with an impressive parade of champions.

The event’s success and growing stature means that from 2017 it will join the WorldTour calendar, the UCI’s highest event ranking.

It will be the premiere racing appearance for the Official Ambassador Mark Cavendish on the Abu Dhabi routes, as last year a shoulder injury meant he was unable to ride.

Alongside the Manxman the entry list boasts the Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali (Italy), Alberto Contador (Spain), with his seven overall Grand Tour wins, the trio of puncheurs John Degenkolb (Germany), Michael Matthews (Australia) and Diego Ulissi (Italy), the sprinter André Greipel (Germany) and three gold medalists from Rio 2016: the Italian Elia Viviani (Omnium), the Briton Bradley Wiggins (Team Pursuit) and the Belgian Greg Van Avermaet (Individual Road Race).

Provisional start list

ASTANA 

1 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA

2 AGNOLI Valerio ITA

3 FUGLSANG Jakob DEN

4 GUARDINI Andrea ITA

5 KANGERT Tanel EST

6 SMUKULIS Gatis LAT

D.S. SHEFER Alexandr

BMC

11 VAN AVERMAET Greg BEL

12 BOHLI Tom SUI

13 DRUCKER Jean Pierre LUX

14 GERTS Floris NED

15 HERMANS Ben BEL

16 SCHÄR Michael SUI

D.S. LEDANOIS Yvon

CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE 

21 REBELLIN Davide ITA

22 BANASZEK Alan POL

23 HIRT Jan CZE

24 OWSIAN Lukasz POL

25 PALUTA Michal POL

26 PATERSKI Maciej POL

D.S. MISSAGLIA Gabriele

GAZPROM – RUSVELO

31 FIRSANOV Sergey RUS

32 FOLIFOROV Alexander RUS

33 KOLOBNEV Alexandr RUS

34 MAIKIN Roman RUS

35 NYCH Artem RUS

36 SHALUNOV Evgeny RUS

D.S. KHAMIDULIN Renat

LAMPRE – MERIDA

41 ULISSI Diego ITA

42 FENG Chun Kai TPE

43 KUMP Marko SLO

44 MODOLO Sacha ITA

45 POLANC Jan SLO

46 RAVASI Edward ITA

D.S. SCIREA Mario

LOTTO SOUDAL

51 GREIPEL André GER

52 DE GENDT Thomas BEL

53 FRISON Frederik BEL

54 SIEBERG Marcel GER

55 VANENDERT Jelle BEL

56 WALLAYS Jelle BEL

D.S. AERTS Mario

MINSK CYCLING CLUB

61 BAZHKOU Stanislau BLR

62 HOLOVASH Oleksandr UKR

63 IVASHKIN Anton BLR

64 KLIMIANKOU Kanstantsin BLR

65 PAPOK Siarhei BLR

66 SOBAL Yauheni BLR

D.S. TSYLINSKAYA Natallia

MOVISTAR

71 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey CRC

72 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner COL

73 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos A. COL

74 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose ESP

75 QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney COL

76 VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco J. ESP

D.S. GARCIA ACOSTA Jose Vicente

NASR DUBAI 

81 AHAMED YOUSEF AHMED ALMANSOORI UAE

82 BADR MOHAMED AHMED ALHAMMADI UAE

83 BRAJKOVIC Janez SLO

84 JABER HUSSAIN AHMED ALMANSOORI UAE

85 MAJID MOHAMMED ALBALUSHI UAE

86 YOUSIF MOHAMED AHMED MIRZA UAE

D.S. HADAD Khalil

ONE PRO CYCLING

91 DOMAGALSKI Karol POL

92 HOUSE Kristian GBR

93 MCCORMICK Hayden NZL

94 SMITH Dion NZL

95 VON HOFF Steele AUS

96 WILLIAMS Samuel GBR

D.S. WINSTON Matthew

ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE

101 MATTHEWS Michael AUS

102 DOCKER Mitchell AUS

103 KEUKELEIRE Jens BEL

104 MEZGEC Luka SLO

105 NIELSEN Magnus Cort DEN

106 VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos ESP

D.S. LAPAGE Laurenzo

DIMENSION DATA

111 CAVENDISH Mark GBR

112 EISEL Bernhard AUT

113 REGUIGUI Youcef ALG

114 RENSHAW Mark AUS

115 SBARAGLI Kristian ITA

116 THOMSON Jay Robert RSA

D.S. HEYNDERICKX Jean-Pierre

GIANT – ALPECIN

121 DEGENKOLB John GER

122 DE KORT Koen NED

123 LUDVIGSSON Tobias SWE

124 SINKELDAM Ramon NED

125 TUSVELD Martijn NED

126 WAEYTENS Zico BEL

D.S. RECK Mattias

SKY

131 VIVIANI Elia ITA

132 DOULL Owain GBR

133 FENN Andrew GBR

134 KWIATKOWSKI Michal POL

135 ROCHE Nicholas IRL

136 VAN POPPEL Danny NED

D.S. LANCASTER Brett

TEAM WIGGINS

141 WIGGINS Bradley GBR

142 DAVIES Scott GBR

143 DIBBEN Jonathan GBR

144 LATHAM Christopher GBR

145 PEARSON Michael GBR

146 TENNANT Andrew GBR

D.S. COPE Simon

TINKOFF

151 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto ESP

152 BALLERINI Davide ITA

153 BASKA Erik SVK

154 HANSEN Jesper DEN

155 KOLAR Michal SVK

156 SAGAN Juraj SVK

D.S. MICHAELSEN Lars

TREK – SEGAFREDO

161 NIZZOLO Giacomo ITA

162 ALLEGAERT Piet BEL

163 BERNARD Julien FRA

164 COLEDAN Marco ITA

165 MOSCA Jacopo ITA

166 REIJNEN Kiel USA

D.S. BAFFI Adriano

WILIER TRIESTINA – SOUTHEAST

171 MARECZKO Jakub ITA

172 AMEZQUETA MORENO Julen ESP

173 BELLETTI Manuel ITA

174 BUSATO Matteo ITA

175 POZZATO Filippo ITA

176 ZHUPA Eugert ALB

D.S. PARSANI Serge

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