The UAE Tour gets underway on Sunday, February 21 and will run through February 27. Not only has the race been a staple in the cycling world the last few years, but it hopes to be the start of a more steady and regular racing schedule that is now getting underway again after a rocky past year.
Fans and riders are ready to get back to a certain normalcy in the sport again and the UAE Tour looks to be the beginning of that. In 2020, the race came just as the COVID-19 outbreak was spreading around the world. Past winners and superstars alike are ready to compete in this premier Middle East cycling race.
Be sure to follow along as riders hit the five stages and journey through mountains and other desert terrain. It should prove to be exciting.
2021 UAE Tour: when and where
The 2021 UAE Tour starts on February 21 and goes through February 27. There are a few streaming options to tune in live, but you'll want to check below for the right choice for your location.
Watch the 2021 UAE Tour from anywhere
Using a VPN will likely be your best bet at being able to catch the UAE Tour. Some countries like Italy and Belgium do have places to stream the race, like on Rai Sport and Sporza respectively, but in general you'll want to make sure you have a good VPN option.
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Watch the 2021 UAE Tour from the US
In the USA, the race will be aired on Flobikes. You can sign up for $12.50 a month to catch all the intense action. You should be able to stream the race via GCN+, if you would prefer another option. Pricing should be similar. Beyond those niche streaming options, you'll mostly be out of luck.
Watch the 2021 UAE Tour from Canada
Those in Canada eager to see the UAE Tour will want to check above for a good VPN option. Bothe the US and UK have options to stream the race online and may be good locations to transport to for viewing purposes.
Watch the 2021 2021 UAE Tour from UK
Those in the UK, and Europe, will be able to watch the Tour via Eurosport Player. You can subscribe on a monthly basis with a single month costing £6.99. A 12-month pass will set you back £39.99. GCN+ will offer the race ad-free and will cost £19.99 or €19.99 for a month subscription.
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