"The decision has been taken to ensure protection of all the Race's participants," said the Higher Organising Committee, adding that "safety comes at the top of all priorities."
A 16-year student of an Indian school in Dubai has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The infection was contracted from the student’s parent who had travelled overseas.
Two French cycling teams described their continued coronavirus quarantine in the UAE as confusing on Monday after swathes of other competitors were allowed home.
Cyclists including Britain's Chris Froome were awaiting the results of coronavirus tests from their hotel lockdown on Friday, after the UAE Tour was abandoned when two Italian staff members tested positive.
The team goes into the race with a well-balanced squad enabling them to be competitive during each stage, as well as the GC. Fernando Gaviria will be the team’s fastman in the sprints while Fabio Aru and David De la Cruz will look to test their legs in the mountains.