"Al Shafar Jumeirah" wins the team title

Slovenian Grega wins the Golden Jubilee Tour at Expo 2020 Dubai

  • Slovenian Al-Ahly youth team rider Paul Grega won the title.

    Photography: Youssef Al Harmoudi

  • During the victory of the "Al Shafar Jumeirah" team, the team title.

    Photography: Youssef Al Harmoudi


Al-Ahly youth team rider, Slovenian Paul Griga, won the Golden Jubilee Tour title, which was organized by the Ministry of Interior yesterday, under the patronage of His Highness Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in cooperation with a number of the Ministry’s partners as part of the country’s celebrations of the Union Day. Fifty.

Algerian Yassin Hamza, cyclist of the Ministry of Interior team, came in second place, and Moroccan Saeed Abulwash, cyclist of Al Shafar Jumeirah team, came in third place, while Al Shafar Jumeirah team won first place at the top of the teams, and “Wash” team came second and “Yassi” team took third place.

Lieutenant-General Saif Abdullah Al Shafar and Major General Salem Ali Mubarak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Support Services at the Ministry of Interior, crowned the winners and honored the supporting bodies of the tour, namely the Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - for Procurement and Finance, Expo 2020 Dubai, Abu Dhabi Police and Dubai Police Dubai Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, National Ambulance and others.

The tour started from the Ministry of Interior in the capital, Abu Dhabi, all the way to Boulevard 2020 in the sustainability area of ​​“Expo 2020 Dubai” and extended for a distance of 111 km and included the amateur and professional categories of citizens and residents of the country and citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and the value of the financial prizes for the race is 400,000 dirhams.

The circumnavigation was very competitive and fast, with speeds ranging between 44 and 50 kilometers per hour, in light of the participation of 244 of the best amateur and professional riders in the country from 34 nationalities, including Paul Grega, Yassin Hamza and Abu Al-Wash, in addition to Youssef Mirza, Ahmed Al-Mansoori, Jaber Al-Mansoori and Mohammed Al-Mutaiwee, the Emirates stars. The Moroccan Anas Ait Al-Abdiya from the Al Shafar Jumeirah team, the Tunisian Ali Al-Nuwaisri from the Yasi team, the Russian Vladimir Gusev from the Abu Dhabi Club team, and his Moroccan colleague Sufian Hadi.

Abu Dhabi is preparing to host the fourth edition of the Emirates Tour from February 20 to 26, and Expo 2020 Dubai will be one of its main stations.

Abu Al-Wash: “Al Shafar Jumeirah” ran the race with an excellent plan

Moroccan Saeed Abulwash, cyclist of the Al Shafar Jumeirah team, expressed his happiness for winning the third place in the Golden Jubilee Tour, and the team in general for first place in the team competitions, stressing that the Al Shafar Jumeirah team ran the race with an excellent plan.

He said in a press statement: "We dealt with the race well, especially since it was not easy after we faced strong winds that affected the performance of the riders in general."

Al Shafar: The Golden Jubilee Tour is no less than the professional race

The President of the Asian Cycling Confederation, Vice President of the International Federation, Osama Al Shafar, praised the return of the Al Shafar Jumeirah team in the Golden Jubilee Tour, after the team won first place in the team competitions and third place in the singles, pointing out that the race was professional, no less than the professional races.

He said in a press statement: "The victory did not come from a vacuum, and we seek to continue the same pattern and develop for the better in the coming period."

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