Dubai Eye 103.8 UAE Road Cycling Championship Stage Three takes on UAE’s highest mountain – Jebel Jais this Friday
– 2018/2019 Championship is raced over four stages; 2 climbing stages, 1 flat stage and 1 individual time trial –
– Ras Al Khamiah Tourism’s Stage Three takes cyclists on a 58-kilometer race from Saqr Park to the top of the Ras Al Khaimah’s formidable Jebel Jais Mountain –
– ‘National Champions’ will be awarded to overall leading Open Emirati Male (Clubs), Social Emirati Male, Open Expatriate Male and Open Expatriate Female at the conclusion of stage 4 –
– Overall National Champions will also be awarded winners cheques –
UAE, Dubai, Tuesday November 6, 2018: UAE Cycling Federation Dubai Eye 103.8 UAE Road Cycling Championship’s third stage, in the four-stage 2018/2019 edition, will take cyclists on a grueling ascent of UAE’s highest mountain – Jebel Jais, this Friday (November 9).
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority’s Stage Three will be raced over a 58-kilometer course, starting in Ras Al Khaimah and finishing atop Jebel Jais.
“We are very excited to be able to take the Championship to Ras Al Khaimah, and specifically to take our cyclists up, and finish on top of Jebel Jais. We are exceptionally delighted to have the approvals and support from Ras Al Khaimah Tourism and the Ras Al Khaimah Authorities to finish at Jebel Jais’s new summit, which sits just under the now well-recognised RAK Zip Line.” stated Jeff O’Brien, Managing Partner Onside Sports and UAE Road Cycling Championship organizer. “Jebel Jais offers climbers a challenging, rewarding experience, not only in having achieved this brutal ascent but also to marvel at the stunning mountain landscape.”
Defending their Leaders’ jersey’s, ahead of stage three’s grueling assault are Deidre Casey (Expatriate Female), Yaser Al Balooshi (Social Emirati Male), Khalid Mayouf (Emirati Clubs Male), and Sam Stollery (Expatriate Male).
Overall Champions will be decided after Dubai Sports City stage four, on Friday December 7, concluding the 2018/2019 edition with a 103.8-kilometer race on Dubai’s roads.
Titles of the 2018/2019 UAE Road Cycling Championship’s four main categories will be decided via a points system, and follow the British Cycling Points System (NAT A Road Category). Main categories are; Open Emirati Male (Clubs), Social Emirati Male, Open Expatriate Male and Open Expatriate Female, where the cumulative-points leader of each main category will receive and wear the leader’s jersey, stage winners and stage age-division winners will be recognised (at each stage). Overall Champions will take their ‘Champion’s Jersey’ and title through to the 2019/2020 Championship, as well as receive 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.
Registrations are now open via www.premieronline.com