Colombian cyclist Sebastian Molano of the UAE team won the title of the fourth Dubai stage of the fifth edition of the Emirates Tour, which is organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, within the agenda of the International Cycling Federation, and continues until February 26. The fourth stage started from Al Shindagha to Dubai Harbor, for a distance of 174 km.
Cyclist Sebastian Molano covered the distance with a time of 3:50:01 hours, ahead of his rivals Dutchman Olaf Koe, rider of the Jumbo Visma team, and Australian Sam Welsford of the DSM team, by four seconds. The Belgian Remco Evenbol, the rider of the Soudal Quick Step team, kept two shirts after the end of the race, as he wore the red shirt sponsored by (International Holding Company) for the leader in the general standings of the race, and the white shirt sponsored by (Al Nakhil Company) for the best young cyclist under 23 years old, while the Dutchman Olaf Koi won the shirt. 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 (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: Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Aref Al-Awani, Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb, President of the Asian Cycling Federation Vice-President of the International Federation Osama Al-Shaafar, and Chief Commercial Officer of Shamal Holding, the owner and master developer of the Dubai Harbor project. Abdullah bin Habtoor, representative of the International Holding Company, Peter Abraham, CEO of Projects at Nakheel, Neil Lines, representative of Audi (Al Nabooda Motors) Mohammed Rashid, and Executive Director of the Events Sector at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Suhail Al Arifi. The general leader of the race and the holder of the red jersey, Remco Evenbol, rider of the Sodal Quick-Step team, said: “Wearing the red jersey has a special value for me. My legs felt good after yesterday and we tried to win the stage with Tim Merler, but being in the leader’s jersey I couldn’t take any risks of losing the lead. After winning the fourth stage of the 2023 Emirates Tour for Men, Sebastian Molano said: “I am very happy with the victory that was achieved today for me and all the participating team members. It is a great opportunity for me to show what I can do and I am happy that I won the fourth stage today.”
Tomorrow, Friday, February 24, the fifth stage of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority will be held in the Emirates Tour, which starts from Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah at 12:35 pm, arriving in Umm Al Quwain at an expected time at 4:30 pm, and its distance is 170 km, where it will be The first segment is through the desert south with a few deviations from the highway. The course then heads through stretches of the highway to Umm Al Quwain for the final stretch of the race.
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