The Abu Dhabi Sports Council presents the first Individual Time Trial on Saturday morning September 26 at Al Wathba to be raced over 16km (10 miles).
ITTs are also referred to as "the race of truth", as winning depends only on each rider's strength and endurance, and not on help provided by teammates and others riding ahead and creating a slipstream.
Starting times are at equal intervals, usually set between 30 seconds and 1 minute.
The starting sequence is usually based on the finishing times in preceding races with the highest ranked cyclist starting last.
Competitors are not permitted to draft (ride in the slipstream) behind each other. Any help between riders is forbidden.
The rider with the fastest time is declared the winner.