The cyclist of the Croatian Al-Ahly youth team, Fran Milovic, won the first place in the elite race for men that took place yesterday, within the Peace Cycling Championship, which is organized by the Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for purchases and financing, to win an award. A financial amount of 200 thousand dirhams.
The race, which extended for a distance of 172 km, was strong, with the participation of 246 international, Emirati and Gulf cyclists, who wore the shirts of 40 teams and held the nationalities of 37 countries. It records the history of Dubai and embraces Sheikh Saeed’s House and the Saruq Al-Hadid Museum, passing through many modern Dubai landmarks, including the Infinity Bridge, Port Rashid, the Union Museum, the Museum of the Future and many others, all the way to the finish line in Al Qudra District.
And he came second in the race, the cyclist of the Dubai Police team, the Serbian, Dusan Rajovic, and won a financial prize of 150 thousand dirhams, and a member of the Al-Ahly youth team, Ahmed Al-Mansoori, came in third place, and won a financial prize of 100 thousand dirhams, while other prizes were distributed to the owners of the centers The first 20, with total prizes estimated at one million dirhams.
At the team level, Al-Ahly youth came in first place, Dubai Police came second, while the Abu Dhabi team came in third place.
After the end of the race, the Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee, Omair bin Juma Al Falasi, crowned the winners of the first three races that were held this season, which are the elite men’s race, and the UAE amateur men’s race, which saw Salem Al-Shamili win the first place, followed by Rashid Al-Balushi, and thirdly Ahmed Qayed. The Dubai Police team won the first place for the teams, and the winners of the Emirati women’s race, in which Sheikha Madiya Al Maktoum achieved the first place, followed by Sheikha Rashid and then Zahra Hussein, and the Wash team won the first place at the team level.
The championship shield was also presented to the supporting entities and participating Gulf federations.
Omair bin Juma Al Falasi, CEO of the Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Procurement and Finance and Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee, praised the trust that the organizing committee had obtained from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, assigning it the task of organizing this tournament and giving it unlimited support. His Highness attended the racing competitions.
He said in a press statement: «This continuous support always motivates us to present the new and distinctive in every race, and the novelty of the seventh edition was the distinguished track for the elite race, which conveyed to the world a wonderful picture of Dubai’s rich history and its brilliant present through the passage of riders in various regions».
He added: «The participants in the race, including world champions, our Gulf brothers, and the people of the Emirates, enjoyed participating and passing through these wonderful areas that were included in the track. Beautiful about the splendor of the race and the place, as well as the splendor of the weather within (the most beautiful winter in the world)».
Amir Al Falasi:
• “The race conveyed to the world a wonderful picture of Dubai’s rich history and brilliant present.”
Al-Obaidly: The Peace Championship contributes to introducing culture and heritage
Acting Director of Al Shindagha Museum, Abdullah Al Obaidli, stressed the importance of hosting the assets of “Dubai Culture” for the launch of the third race of the seventh season of the Peace Cycling Championship, and said: “Our hosting of the tournament reflects the importance of the house of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, which is located in (Al Shindagha Historical Neighborhood). Prominent and remarkable presence in the local memory, as the “historical neighborhood” is a witness to the qualitative stages and leaps that Dubai has achieved over the past decades.
Al-Obaidli added, “This hosting comes within the framework of the partnership relations that bring together (Dubai Culture) with other government agencies and institutions, aimed at strengthening Dubai’s position on the international map as a global sports and cultural destination in light of the emirate’s achievements through its hosting of international sports and cultural events.” Pointing out that the tournament contributes to introducing culture and raising awareness of local heritage.
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