UAE, Sharjah, Friday January 31st, 2020: A solid field of Emirati and expatriate amateur cyclists took on today’s inaugural Dubai Women’s Tour ‘Celebrating the Dubai Women’s Tour 2020 Challenge Race’ – Dubai Studio City sponsored race one.
Today’s race was contested over a 90-kilometer route surrounded by Sharjah’s stunning Al Nazwa sand dunes.
Open to all amateur cyclists, the series is a celebration of cycling leading into the first-ever Women’s-only professional cycling race in the Middle East – The Dubai Women’s Tour.
In a thrilling sprint finish, split-seconds separated the top three competitors in the Open Female category with Samah Khaled (2:19:35:299) crossing the line ahead of Safia Al Sayegh (2:19:35:619), followed by Annemiek Stegehuis (2:19:36).
Vladimir Gusev (2:18:58) took honours in the Open Male category ahead of Sam Stollery (2:19:01) with Rex Carino (2:19:34) crossing the line to take third-place.
Khalfan Al Sabri (2:19:34:225), Mansoor Thani (2:19:34:252) and Yasser Al Blooshi (2:19:34:629) were determined to take the top podium spot as UAE Amateur Male finishing the 90 kilometer race in a dramatic sprint for the line which saw Al Sabri claim victory, Thani taking second and Al Blooshi third.
UAE Professional Men (Clubs) was won by Mohammed Al Murawwi (2:19:35:504) with Majid Al Balushi (2:19:35:679) securing second-place, and Saeed Habash (2:19:37) settling for the third-place spot on the podium.
Dubai Women’s Tour ‘Celebrating the Dubai Women’s Tour 2020 Challenge Race’ continues with Race Two scheduled Friday February 7th. The second and final challenge will be raced through a 75-kilometer route at Al Hamriyah, Sharjah. Registrations now open at www.premieronline.com.
Full results from today’s race one can be found via https://results.sporthive.com/events/6628890887668657920