In a new and modern era of inclusivity for the sport, the Emirati squad will emulate fellow World Tour teams Trek-Segafredo, Jumbo-Visma and Movistar in having a successful women’s team alongside their men’s team.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, was rides riding his bicycle on the International Youth Day.
The project provides suitable alternatives to encourage residents to practice cycling. The track extends for a length of 20 km in the first phase, and 30 km in the second phase, and has more than 70,000 trees.
The service aims to regulate the process of using bicycles on the roads of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in accordance with the highest standards of security and safety.
The race, organised in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and RCS Sport, is set to kick-start the 2022 UCI WorldTour racing calendar, starting and finishing in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.
The 30 lap short-format race will take place on Nov.6 on a 2.1km circuit in Dubai, as part of the Expo 2020 Dubai — where the ‘Made in Italy’ campaign is showcasing Italian excellence.
Launched last year, Dubai Ride has become a firm favourite on the Dubai Fitness Challenge calendar of activities, attracting citizens, residents and visitors to join together and cycle past some of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks.