The stage film - 03/02 - 16:45 [GMT + 3]

Simon Yates delivers at AlUla Tour

There were some smiling riders at the start of the final stage of this 2024 AlUla Tour, but also some tense ones. Time had come for the final showdown: the queen stage of the event taking off from the picturesque Old Town of AlUla and finishing at the Skyviews of Harrat Uwayrid. And straight from the start, it was ‘flat out’: an intense battle to get into the early...

The stage film - 02/02 - 17:32 [GMT + 3]

Stage and overall for flying Merlier

It’s hard to find a more spectacular site around the world for the start if a cycling race. The 122 riders of the AlUla Tour indeed had the privilege of all gathering at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hegra this morning. Only poor Dylan Groenewegen, sick for the last two days missed out on such an opportunity. After riding on the gravel paths between the...

The stage film - 01/02 - 17:26 [GMT + 3]

Merlier celebrates son's birthday in style

Rare enough to be mentioned, it was rather cloudy at the start of stage 3 in front of the AlUla International Airport. Cloudy and cold but that wasn’t too much of a concern for the 124 riders still in the race. On the menu today: 170kms of fairly flat roads and an eventful finish at the AlUla Camel Cup track that the riders and followers would get to visit for the very...

The stage film - 31/01 - 16:57 [GMT + 3]

A fine habit for Waerenskjold

A blue sky, bright sun and enthusiastic spectators welcomed the start of day 2 of the AlUla Tour at Winter Park. A nice location to launch the 126 riders for the longest stage of the event: 199kms to the Sharaan Nature Reserve. It took quite a battle for six men to break away from the peloton in different groups.  

5-man group
Eventually, after Azparren (Q36.5)...

The stage film - 30/01 - 16:58 [GMT + 3]

Van Uden: a star is born

After a spectacular opening ceremony staged at the Maraya Concert Hall yesterday evening, the 126 riders of the 2024 edition of the AlUla Tour all gathered together by the AlManshiyah Train station for the official start of the race: a 149kms loop around AlUla with no major difficulty. Under a bright sunshine, it only took one kilometre for five men to pull away from the peloton:...

News - 29/01 - 22:18 [GMT + 3]

Info with one day to go

Simon Yates: “I’m here to win the last stage and the overall”  

Having arrived from Australia a few days ahead of schedule, after he finished seventh overall in the Tour Down Under – an indicator of his already advanced form and the advantage he will have over his main rivals in having a stage race in his legs – Simon Yates distilled...

News - 26/01 - 20:13 [GMT + 3]

Jayco-AlUla with their Tour de France team


Born GreenEdge in 2012, the Australian team did not wait to enter into a partnership with the historic region of AlUla to find success in Saudi Arabia since Dylan Groenewegen, in his first race in the colours of Team BikeExchange-Jayco, in February 2022, won the third and fifth stages of the Saudi Tour, as well as the points classification. Last year, the Dutchman...

News - 22/01 - 17:18 [GMT + 3]

Between mountains and desert, substantial menu for the riders

The AlUla Tour (formerly the Saudi Tour) is living up to its new name, with five stages contested in the AlUla region, a tourist destination with a rich historical heritage and timeless landscapes. The unprecedented start at the foot of the Hegra tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, promises a grandiose visual spectacle that the riders in the international peloton...

News - 20/11 - 19:30 [GMT + 3]

AlUla Tour : something new in the desert

At the heart of the Hijaz region, in the north-west of Saudi Arabia, AlUla owes its fame to its thousand-year-old history. A commercial crossroads in ancient times, this region is a true open-air museum, with landscapes combining desert and moonscapes, oasis and fertile land.  

In terms of sport, this fourth edition of the race promises to be just as challenging...

News - 15/11 - 13:33 [GMT + 3]

Last stage for Consonni, Guerreiro wins the Saudi Tour

After visiting some of the most spectacular sites of AlUla including the UNESCO world heritage site of Hegra, the final stage of the Saudi Tour came down to a bunched sprint. Just above the mirrored Maraya concert hall, Simone Consonni (Cofidis) made the best of his punchy sprint to beat Matteo Malucelli (Bingoal WB) and Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates). The final general...

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