Gazprom — RusVelo rider Artem Nych shared his expectations about the inaugural race: "It is always nice to be back to competing in United Arab Emirates, because of an impeccable organization and friendly atmosphere. I am sure that the new UAE Tour will be an unforgettable race as well. That will be my fourth race this season and I am in good shape right now, hope to see further progress. We've had a good build-up during the pre-season training camps and each race we are starting at, we try to fight for the victory. I would like to thank our sponsors and fans who support us, we will do our best to demonstrate worthy results".
Line-up: Ildar Arslanov, Igor Boev, Stepan Kurianov, Artem Nych, Alexander Porsev, Sergey Shilov, Anton Vorobyev.