Dubai Eye 103.8 UAE Road Cycling Championship stage-one rolls out this Friday with 77-kilometre Kalba Climb
2018/2019 Championship to be raced over four stages; 2 climbing stages, 1 flat stage and 1 individual time trial
Series commences this Friday October 12th with the challenging Kalba Hills climbing stage
‘National Champions’ will be awarded to overall leading Emirati Men, Emirati Women, Expatriate Men and Expatriate Women at Dubai Sports City and the conclusion of stage 4
Overall National Champions will also be awarded winners cheques
UAE, Dubai, Sunday October 7, 2018: UAE Cycling Federation’s Dubai Eye 103.8 UAE Road Cycling Championship rolls-out its first stage, of the 2018/2019 series, this Friday, October 12 through the grueling twists and turns of the 77-kilometer Mai Dubai Kalba Hills stage.
In the first of two challenging climbing stages in the 2018/2019 series, stage one will see competent amateur cyclists compete against each other for stage glory, while adding valuable points to the overall leader’s rankings.
In an exciting addition to the 2018/2019 series, Overall Champions will also be rewarded with winners cheques.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer the 2018/2019 overall Championship Champions, in each category, a cheque to celebrate their victory.” stated Jeff O’Brien, Managing Partner Onside Sports and UAE Road Cycling Championship organizer. “This could only be made possible through the support of our sponsors, and we extend our extreme gratitude, and thanks, for their support and commitment to the series.”
“UAE Cycling Federation is looking forward to staging the first race, in Kalba, and expect a solid challenge put forward by the competing athletes.” said Abdulnasser Omran Al Shamsi , UAE Cycling Federation Secretary General. “We wish them a safe, exhilarating ride and extend our sincere thanks to the authorities for ensuring safety (of the cyclists) during this first stage.”
Cyclists will then be challenged to stage 2’s 21.6-kilometer Oakley Individual Time Trial (October 26) at Jebel Ali’s The Outlet Mall, followed by stage 3’s Ras Al Khaimah Tourism’s 50-kilometer attack on the formidable Jebel Jais (UAE’s highest mountain, in Ras Al Khaimah) on Friday November 9, with the Overall Champions being decided Friday December 7 at stage 4’s Dubai Sports City road race.
UAE Road Cycling Championship’s main categories are; Emirati Men, Emirati Women, Expatriate Men and Expatriate Women, where the leaders of each stage will receive a stage-winner’s jersey, as well as stage age-division winners recognised. The Overall Champions will take their ‘Champions Jersey’ and title through to the 2019/2010 series, as well as receiving a Champion’s cheque.
As with the Inaugural series (held early 2018) all stages will be raced on open-roads with Police-managed rolling closures to ensure the safety of cyclists competing in the Championship.