Dubai Eye 103.8 UAE Road Cycling Championship stage-two 21.6km Individual Time Trial to be raced at The Outlet Village
– 2018/2019 Championship to be raced over four stages; 2 climbing stages, 1 flat stage and 1 individual time trial –
– Oakley stage two’s 21.6km Individual Time Trial to be raced at The Outlet Village by Meraas – next to Dubai Parks and Resorts Jebel Ali-
– ‘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, Sunday October 21, 2018: UAE Cycling Federation’s Dubai Eye 103.8 UAE Road Cycling Championship continues its 2018/2019 edition through the Oakley stage two Individual Time Trial this Friday, October 26.
Raced over a 21.6 kilometer course, stage two will be hosted at The Outlet Village by Meraas, located next to Dubai Parks and Resorts (Jebel Ali).
“Time trialing is a very specialised discipline, and one we believe is integral to identifying and recognising the best, competent amateur cyclists. Each rider races alone and against the clock so the mental and physical aspects (of this discipline) are very exciting.” stated Jeff O’Brien, Managing Partner Onside Sports and UAE Road Cycling Championship organizer. “Cyclists will be exposed to a true (individual) time trial experience from the start, where competitors will commence at no less than 30 second intervals from a ramp start.”
Stage 3’s Ras Al Khaimah Tourism’s 50-kilometer attack on the formidable Jebel Jais (UAE’s highest mountain, in Ras Al Khaimah) will be held on Friday November 9, with the Overall Champions being decided Friday December 7 at stage 4’s Dubai Sports City road race.
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.
Deirdre Casey (Open Expatriate Female), Rashid Al Baloushi (Social Emirati Male), Majd Al Balushi (Open Emirati Male – Clubs) and Sam Stollery (Open Expatriate Male) currently lead the Championship in their respective categories.
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