Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen won today, Friday, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority’s “fifth” stage of the Emirates Tour in its fifth edition, the only global race in the Middle East that is organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, within the agenda of the International Cycling Federation, and continues until Sunday.
The fifth stage started from Al-Marjan Island in Ras Al-Khaimah to Umm Al-Quwain for a distance of 170 km, where the Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen, rider of the Australian Jaico Al-Ula team, covered the distance with a time of 3:57:07 hours, ahead of his competitors, Colombian Fernando Gaviria, rider of the Movie Star team. and Ireland’s Sam Bennett of Bora Hansgrohe. The Belgian Remco Evenbol, the rider of the Soudal Quick-Step team, kept two jerseys after the end of the race, as he wore the red shirt sponsored by the International Holding Company for the leader in the general standings of the race, and the white shirt sponsored by Al-Nakheel Company for the best young cyclist under 23 years old, while the Belgian Tim Merler from the Sodal Quick-Step team won the title. The green jersey was sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency for the leader in points, and he was crowned with the black jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Experience, for the Belgian middle-speed stage leader Edouard Planckart, rider of the Ibbelsen Deconink team.
The winners were crowned by Sheikh Saqr bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Chairman of the Smart Government Department and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Blue Economy Strategy, Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Ahmed Ibrahim, Director of Marketing at IHC, and Khalifa Youssef bin Omair, Vice President of the UAE Cycling Federation. Ahmed Al Ghafli, Director of Nakheel Security, and Jassim Al Habsi, Acting Director of the Human Resources and Performance Department at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
Tomorrow, Saturday, the sixth and penultimate stage of the Emirates Tour will be held, which starts from Yas Island, specifically from Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, to the Abu Dhabi Breakwater. The stage distance is 166 km, and it passes the most prominent major landmarks in the city of Abu Dhabi, where the first part of the stage begins in the north. It continues towards Khalifa Port and then returns south to the city of Abu Dhabi via Khalifa City. The return will be via the highway and across the Maqtaa Bridge, passing through the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Arabian Gulf Street, and reaching the breakwater in Abu Dhabi to end the penultimate stage of the fifth edition of the Emirates Tour 2023. Umm Al Quwain – Emirates Today
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