Khalid bin Mohammed is witnessing part of the seventh stage

Bogacher is a champion of the third edition of the "Emirates Tour"

  • During the coronation of UAE team cyclist Tadi Bogacher in the presence of Al Khaili, Hareb and Al Awani.

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UAE team cyclist, Slovenian Tady Bogacher, was crowned champion of the third edition of the UAE Tour 2021, which was held in seven stages over a distance of 1045 km, with the participation of 140 cyclists representing 20 professional teams, and its competitions were concluded yesterday at the breakwater in the capital Abu Dhabi, to clinch a precious victory in A new achievement for the Emirati team, who won the ancient Tour de France title last year.

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, witnessed part of the seventh and final stage of the Emirates Tour, and his Highness greeted the constellation of riders participating in the circumambulation when they passed Qasr Al Hosn, one of the main landmarks in Abu Dhabi that he passed Circumnavigation.

Bogacher won the title of "Emirates Tour" after finishing the seven stages of circumnavigation at the top of the general standings with a time of 24 hours and 29 seconds, 35 seconds ahead of the British Ineos team cyclist Adam Yates, who finished the circumnavigation in second place, and the Kwik Step team rider ranked third. Portuguese Joao Almeida.

Bogacher won the red shirt sponsored by ADNOC, while Dutch Jumbo Fisma cyclist David Decker snatched the green shirt sponsored by Etisalat for the points leader, and Bogacher won the white shirt sponsored by “Nakheel” for the best young cyclist, and the Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the black jersey for the middle speed stage sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation ».

The Emirates Professional Team succeeded in deciding the top of the teams in its favor after it finished first with a time of 72 hours 7 minutes 44 seconds, five minutes and 10 seconds behind the Belgian team Kwik Stepp, which ranked second, while the Dutch team Jumbo Visma came in third place.

Australian Lotto Soudal cyclist, Ewan Caleb, won the final stage title after covering the 147 km race in a time of 3 hours, 18 minutes and 29 seconds, while Irish KwikStep cyclist Sam Bennett came second, and Bahrain's Victorious German Phil Bauhaus came in third.

The ceremony was attended by: Chairman of the Community Development Department, Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Arif Al Awani, as well as ADNOC representative Yasser Saeed Al Mazrouei, Etisalat representative Omar Mohammed Al Shamsi, and a representative "Nakheel" Muhammad Al-Qassem, and the representative of "Abu Dhabi Aviation", Captain Pilot, Mr. Hashem Al-Hashemi.

Hareb: The UAE won the challenge in exceptional circumstances

The Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council, Saeed Hareb, expressed his happiness for the success of the third edition of the global sporting event that included the elite riders from different countries of the world who represent 30 nationalities, stressing that the UAE won the challenge by organizing a global event in light of these exceptional circumstances that the world is experiencing due to the pandemic Corona.

Hareb congratulated the wise leadership on the achievement achieved by the UAE team by winning the third edition of the International Tour, appreciating its unlimited support for the success of the event, which has become a milestone in the country's history, and a clear evidence that there is still more and more of our beloved country to dazzle the whole world.

Al-Awani: We are proud of the success of the third edition

The Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Arif Al-Awani, congratulated the wise leadership on the achievement of the UAE team by winning the third edition of the "Emirates Tour", thanking the team management, riders and technicians for what they had achieved in the name of the country after a strong competition during which the team succeeded in leading the scene after the third stage.

Al-Awani praised all the administrative and technical teams and the 20 teams participating in the circumambulation, committees, partners and volunteers.

Al-Awani said: “We are extremely proud of the success of the third edition of the Tawaf, whose tracks covered most of the emirates of the country and its cultural, heritage and geographic features. We are also grateful to the Emirates team, which has proven its worth and has become among the world's adults in this sport.”

Al-Yabhouni: The achievement is a good prelude to a successful season

The Chairman of the Emirates Cycling Team, Mattar Suhail Al-Yabhouni, dedicated the achievement and winning of the third edition of the Emirates Tour to "rational leadership" and to the people of the Emirates, stressing that the repeated presence at the top of the elite teams in this sport would not have happened had it not been for the great support and constant attention.

He added: “The goal was definitely to win the first circumnavigation of this year, and this achievement that came after Tady Bogacher led the way in the third stage, he confirmed that we will work to maintain the top of the overall standings until the end, which is what has already been achieved, and this title will not be the end but the beginning of a season. To run the challenges and win them in the team’s upcoming global entitlements.

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