If you’re wondering what happened to the previous Dubai Tour, it merged with all seven Emirates to transform into the UAE Tour. Having started yesterday, the races will continue until March 2nd. Here’s what you can expect:
Over the following week, you can catch cyclists; both amateur and professional, take the streets from Abu Dhabi to Dubai as they compete against each other in various categories such as time, points and the UAE National which consists of different groups. Depending on the winers in each category, coloured jerseys will be handed out so everyone knows who’s in the lead. The final winners will be announced on the last day; March 2nd, at City Walk and will be awarded a 24-carat gold plated trophy designed by the manufacturers of the FIFA World cup!
Check out the UAE Tour website for more information on race times, locations and winners. The Instagram picture below gives a little summary of what happened on the kick off day yesterday. Who’s been watching the competition?
Also published on Medium.