UAE Tour 2021 highlights: Crosswind chaos on Stage 1

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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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    1. Yuliyah Mills

      Wow

    2. bilishu aliss

      Amazing

    3. doliio volay

      Lovely lovely, thanks for transmisión Ciao Ciao

    4. Indoor and Outdoor Endurance

      How do people keep sand off of the road? Actually, maybe they don't.

      1. Indoor and Outdoor Endurance

        @Sara Mushtaq Khan Thank You!

      2. Sara Mushtaq Khan

        The volunteers brush the road to make the path more comfortable for the cyclists.

    5. mikea hiooi

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

      1. bilishu aliss

        Веера смотрятся, конечно, красиво, но делать в пустыне на велосипеде совершенно нечего. На фэтбайки бы их посадить.

    6. Zmago Korosec

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

      1. doliio volay

        lol a climbing bike is more aero in this situation

    7. der Führer

      Even with covid there is not a big diffrence with spectators compared to the years before.

    8. JIMJONES yourself

      When #31 gave the arm pump at the finish i was sure he was going to get passed.

      1. mikea hiooi

        Have the crosswinds whittled the GC riders down to two? Poga and Yates.

    9. WarHood08

      because of the endless desert it looks like they aint going anywhere luckily crosswind made it fun:D

    10. mpop4eva

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

      1. FadiLeader

        It’s called clickbait 😀

    11. labmatthew

      Dumbest race venue ever.

    12. Angellos Malefakis

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

      1. Sara Mushtaq Khan

        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!

    13. Bjorn Santens

      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

    14. Totalavulsion

      Imagine being a pro rider and selected to ride this piece of crap ‘tour’

      1. Bjorn Santens

        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

    15. William Jolka

      No trees to cut the wind...just some camels...

    16. Jacques du Plessis

      What a horrible place to have a tour

    17. Jeffrey Waqenaar

      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.

    18. jonieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      Lol what a depressing looking country

    19. Chris Walton

      Where was the ‘wind chaos’?

    20. Вело Ман

      Веера смотрятся, конечно, красиво, но делать в пустыне на велосипеде совершенно нечего. На фэтбайки бы их посадить.

    21. CloudMusic

      lol a climbing bike is more aero in this situation

    22. prinsipi vibas

      can philippines able to join?

      1. Snatc !

        Cycling not so big in your country

    23. darrin kinney

      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!).

      1. dtooearth

        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.

      2. Nate Boness

        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.

      3. William Jolka

        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.

    24. Rainers Reißzahn

      Lazy job the game developers did on the level design...

    25. Mathieu Jeandin

      Mvdp est vraiment phénoménal

    26. Jesse Compton

      did they really just ride a straight line on a highway in a desert.

      1. thenipper78

        $$$$

      2. Jeffrey Waqenaar

        @Rainers Reißzahn pathetic or not. Imagine the top speed these guys produce

      3. Rainers Reißzahn

        Pathetic

    27. Made Infinite

      Still dumb as a box of rocks wearing a drywall mask 😂🕸️🕸️

    28. veegtec

      MVDP clearly didn't have the seatpost issue

    29. Free Ranger

      Probably the only race where the riders out number the spectators...

      1. Eddie

        @Kyle Swanton cycling is extremely popular in the UAE. Spectators were not allowed.

      2. Kyle Swanton

        @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.

      3. Joe Harney

        No spectators allowed because of Covid.

    30. armand sarmiento

      Wooohooo!!! Epic.👍👊

    31. Greg Nichols

      Looks to me like MVP sprint drifted to the right all the way to the line, is that not a problem?

      1. Jeremy L

        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...🤷‍♂️

    32. resmen81

      What a great race. Crosswinds wreaked havoc and made it fun to watch

    33. Fabian Wylie

      They should rename this tour , The sand man tour 🤣🤣🤣

    34. Elizabeth Velez

      Lovely lovely, thanks for transmisión Ciao Ciao

    35. Ramadhan Ratri Farhandy

      Im sure there are rover perseverance and curiosity over there drilling the sand

      1. Jeffrey Waqenaar

        Imagine a peloton flighing by

    36. erik alfiandy

      Empty finish line... no crowd.

      1. Sara Mushtaq Khan

        Crowds/gatherings are not allowed in UAE due to covid-19. Hence no crowd.

      2. Charlie Dillon

        Every Middle East race ever, even Worlds.

    37. Antonio B

      AND THEY'RE OFF...CYCLING ONCE AGAIN IN '21...RIDE ON!!!!!🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

    38. The happy one

      Brutal

    39. MCycliste

      Il ne sprint pas très droit

    40. LANCÉLORDÉ •

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

      1. Kingo _Official

        Yeah had 2 teammates but 1 dropped of after doing a lot of work

      2. Cyka

        Do you even watch

      3. pjetrs

        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.

      4. Its me

        He had a teammate in the front split all the time?

    41. Dana Black

      Mvp went from the middle to the far right cutting in too much

      1. Jordan Frazin

        @Dana Black You certainly can, and should! Anyone winning sprints repeatedly would do the same.

      2. MJB

        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.

      3. Dana Black

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

      4. Whistler4u

        @Dana Black You have not seen much cycling

      5. Dana Black

        @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 🤯

    42. TR Roland

      First WT race, first win for MVDP.

    43. Mo Ji

      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!!! ❌❌❌

    44. Mo Ji

      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!!! ❌❌❌

    45. Graham Bent

      Ah, thank you. So nice to see some cycle racing again. Subscribed!

    46. Daniel DuVernay

      What's up with the weird cuts at the end???

      1. sport

        MVDP WIN

    47. David Parrott

      mvdp is like the sagan of 5yrs ago

      1. Jeffrey Waqenaar

        @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?

      2. Rainers Reißzahn

        @Bjorn Santens that’s what I was implying 😉

      3. Bjorn Santens

        @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.

      4. Bjorn Santens

        @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)

      5. Tenatious _E

        I think he’s got even more potential.

    48. NB protocol

      They should call it "The Tour of Mars"

      1. TR Roland

        But they call it "sports washing".

    49. Raymond Cox

      Ouch.... / / /

    50. QrankChannel

      Is this still cycling? The route is just all desert... I rather prefer EU based races

      1. Ahmed AlRemeithi

        @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.

      2. QrankChannel

        @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)

      3. Daniel Lassche

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

      4. jessestorm

        good thing there are lots of those

    51. Frank M

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

      1. wisskier

        @Matthew Song I too saw some riders using puppy paws. That reg isn't effective yet.

      2. Alex Hazard

        @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

      3. J. de Bock

        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.

      4. Daniel Lassche

        Yes no one is complaining..

      5. jessestorm

        @Matthew Song I think it was Fernando Gaviria in the last few KMs - I saw it too and wondered the same.

    52. bmxracer117

      Amazing

    53. JAY Are

      Mvp🙌🙌🙌🙌🚲🚲🚲🚲💪💪💪💪💪

      1. endlesscyclist

        *MVDP