SportsMansour bin Mohammed meets the President of the International Cycling Union

Mansour bin Mohammed meets the President of the International Cycling Union

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, met this morning (Tuesday), in the presence of His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Council, David Labertian, President of the International Cycling Union.

During the meeting, which was attended by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council, Osama Al Shafar, President of the Asian Cycling Confederation, Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary-General, and Amina Lanaya, Director General of the International Cycling Union, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation with the International Federation to raise the status of the state. The UAE in general, and Dubai on the map of major international events that are held within the agenda of the Federation, with the participation of the elite of the most prominent teams and the most important stars of this sport.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed during the meeting that sports in general in Dubai, including cycling, are under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, who He sets an example for all members of society through his keenness to practice cycling, as well as his directives to provide modern and safe tracks in all regions of the country to encourage the practice of this sport, which also enjoys the support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President The Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai with its keenness to practice it and motivate the community to make it among their daily activities because of its many benefits.

His Highness, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, expressed the council’s keenness to enhance Dubai’s position on the map of international sports in general and cycling in particular, as prospects for closer future cooperation between the Dubai Sports Council and the International Cycling Union were discussed, especially in the field of organizing international events in Dubai, in light of Dubai’s trends as a bike-friendly city and its strong infrastructure for this sport.

Safe tracks and tracks

During the meeting, the distinguished infrastructure for cycling in Dubai was reviewed, which includes 36 tracks and bicycle paths, the total length of which exceeds 460 km at present, to rise to more than 750 km by 2026 and is distributed between mountain tracks in the Hatta region and paths among residential complexes and in public parks within Various regions of the emirate, so that cycling enthusiasts can practice their favorite sport anywhere with their families and friends, as well as participate in various competitions throughout the year that the Dubai Sports Council is keen to organize or support, confirming Dubai’s position as a bike-friendly city with distinction.

The meeting also reviewed the map of bicycle tracks and tracks in Dubai, which were built according to the best and latest international standards, and on which international championships are being organized in Dubai under the umbrella of the International Cycling Union, the most important of which are: Emirates World Tour, Grand Fundo, Hero Dubai Mountain Bikes, and the Cup The city’s mountain bike world, the Dubai Women’s Tour, as well as community and local championships.

In turn, David Labertian expressed his deep appreciation for the wise leadership in Dubai for the great care and attention surrounded by cycling, and the apparent impact of increasing the number of its practitioners, as well as increasing the tracks and tracks dedicated to this sport and the number of competitions, starting with the Dubai International Cycling Tour, and then the Emirates Tour. The international cycling world, and various races and competitions that vary between community events and international championships in the UAE, coinciding with the large increase in the number of practitioners, as the number of races that are held in Dubai annually more than 30 local sports bike championships designed to enable various groups of society to participate.

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