News - 05/05 - 17:18 [GMT + 3]

A.S.O.’s UCI WORLD TOUR CALENDAR 2020

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced the dates of its new calendar following the postponement of numerous cycling races and events.

With regards to A.S.O.’s UCI World Tour events, return to play will begin with the Critérium du Dauphiné from the 12th to the 16th August, over 5 days instead of the usual 8. It will be essential in preparing...

The stage film - 08/02 - 17:04 [GMT + 3]

Bauhaus in history

Thanks to his second stage success this week after an impressive sprint, Phil Bauhaus made history by becoming the first ever overall winner of the Saudi Tour. The final day was indeed decided in a bunched sprint in Al Masmak. Led out in style by his prestigious Bahrain-McLaren team mate Mark Cavendish, the German conquered the win ahead of Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic)...

The stage film - 07/02 - 17:20 [GMT + 3]

Consistency rewarded for Bouhanni

In the top five of the first 3 stages on this inaugural Saudi Tour, Nacer Bouhanni saw his consistency rewarded with victory on day 4 of the event. The French sprinter claimed his first victory of the season under his new Arkea-Samsic colours. The 29-year-old was the fastest of the bunched sprint by the Al Muzahimiyah King Saud University, beating Niccolò Bonifazio (Total...

The stage film - 06/02 - 16:35 [GMT + 3]

Sweet revenge for Bauhaus

Second of yesterday’s stage, Phil Bauhaus got his revenge in Al Bujairi conquering an impressive bunched sprint. The German made the best of the final uphill straight suited to his power and a perfect lead out by his Bahrain-McLaren team mates Heinrich Haussler and Mark Cavendish. The 25-year-old eventually beat Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (NTT Pro Cycling Team) and Youcef...

The stage film - 05/02 - 16:40 [GMT + 3]

Bonifazio hits back to conquer stage

Just a day after crashing hard during the opening stage of the Saudi Tour, Niccoló Bonifazio hit back in style. The Italian powered to the line in impressive style to claim his first win of the season in Al Bujairi. In a final bunched sprint the Total Direct Energie rider beat Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-McLaren) and Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) to the line. Finishing...

The stage film - 04/02 - 17:08 [GMT + 3]

Rui Costa first ever winner in Saudi

 After a breathtaking day highlighting some of the beauties of Saudi Arabia, Rui Costa claimed the first “windy” stage of the inaugural Saudi Tour. The Portuguese made the best of the final uphill kilometre to conquer his first victory of the season beating Heinrich Haussler and Nacer Bouhanni to the line in Jaww. The former road...

News - 03/02 - 21:16 [GMT + 3]

D-1: Info with one day to go

Some 125 riders representing 18 teams from 4 continents have been introduced to the public in Riyadh on the eve of the first ever stage of the Saudi Tour. Among them, Mark Cavendish (Bahrain-McLaren) and Nacer Bouhanni (Arkea-Samsic) are ready to bring their experience of the desert in the sprints as they take on new challenges with their new teams in 2020. Niki Terpstra (Total...

News - 23/01 - 18:15 [GMT + 3]

Bouhanni and Cavendish back to work on the Saudi Tour

The 1st edition of the Saudi Tour, which will take place between 4th and 8th February, offers a programme combining desert scenery and skyscrapers, with five stages around the capital Riyadh. The alternation between flat profiles and more undulating stages promises for battles between sprinters, interspersed with exploits by punchers or even breakaway specialists. Among the...

News - 27/10 - 15:46 [GMT + 3]

Saudi Tour: Act I

The first edition of the Saudi Tour, a new race that will kick-off the cycling season and the Middle Eastern swing, will take place in 100 days. This 2.1 category race registered in the UCI calendar by the Saudi Arabian Cycling Federation will be held from 4-8 February.

The race will be organised by Amaury Sport Organisation whose teams have designed a star-shaped course...

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