Team Astana rider Peio Bilbao reacts after crossing the finish line of stage seven at the Giro d’Italia on Friday. Agence France-Presse
UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza will be looking to recapture some form as the Emirati joins his teammates at the Tour of Turkey (April 16-21). The UAE National Champion most recently turned out for UAE Team Emirates at the Giro di Sicilia, but will be hoping for more luck this time around.
The Ardennes Classics continues on Wednesday with UAE Team Emirates announcing a stellar line-up to take on La Fleche Wallonne and the fourth Monument of the season -- Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Spearheading the team of seven riders will be Dan Martin. The Irishman picked up the race victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2013,
UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi recorded his highest ever finish at the Ardennes Classics, picking up a spot on the podium at La Flèche Wallonne.
Nicknamed “El Pibe de Oro,” meaning "The Golden Boy" for his unique dribbling skills and charismatic personality that helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986.
Raakezz, trained by Nicholas Bachalard, for his main patron Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, leads the strong field of 11, which have been declared for the feature race which carries a prize purse of Dhs100,000.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), received Bernard Caiazzo, the president of one of France’s oldest clubs AS Saint-Etienne, at the council’s headquarters.