The Dubai Tour and the Abu Dhabi Tour will merge to form a single seven-stage WorldTour race through the UAE next season.
The Canadian said he's excited to lead EF Education First-Drapac at the Giro d'Italia in May.
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) captured the final stage win and the overall title at the Abu Dhabi Tour.
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the final stage of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour in Jebel Hafeet on Sunday and captured the overall title.
Rohan Dennis captured the stage win and overall lead on Saturday, while Tom Dumoulin debuted his rainbow bands with a mechanical.
Tom Dumoulin's debut as time trial world champion turned disastrous in the Abu Dhabi Tour on Saturday due to a shifting problem.
Rohan Dennis won the stage four individual time trial at the Abu Dhabi Tour on Saturday, as Tom Dumoulin suffered a mechanical.