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ABU DHABI, 26th February 2020 (WAM) — Belgium’s Remko Evenpole was crowned champion at the fifth edition of the Emirates Tour, the Middle East’s only global race organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
Covering 7 stages covering a total distance of 1028 km, the race was attended by 140 cyclists representing 20 professional teams and culminated today at the Jebel Habeed summit in Al Ain.
Even though Emirates rider Adam Yates of Great Britain won the final stage in Al Ain at 153 km, Evinboel won the Tour title in favor of him.
Before crossing the finish line at the top of Jebel Hafeed in the final kilometers, he beat Evenpool by only ten seconds, completing the race distance in 3:29:42 hours and third in the overall standings. Enos Grenadier team rider Australian Lucas Plab came in second in the overall points standings.
Evenpole, a rider of the Southall Quick Step team, won two jerseys at the end of the race, wearing the red jersey sponsored by the leader (International Holding Company) in the general stages of the race, and the white jersey. Best Young Cyclist Under 23 by (Al Naqil Company).
Tim Merler (Italian Trade Agency) won the sponsored green jersey, and Belgian Edouard Blanchard, leader of the middle-speed stage, held the black jersey (sponsored by Abu Dhabi Experience) for Ibelson’s rider. Deconik Group.
The Emirates team won the title of the best team in this Emirates tour.
Dr Muqeer Qamis Al Khaili, Head of Social Development Department in Abu Dhabi, President of Asian Cycling Federation His Excellency Osama Al Shafar – Vice President of International Federation Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Sports Council at the coronation ceremony, Abu Dhabi Sports Council Secretary General Saeed Hareb, Mubarak Hamad. Deputy Secretary of Education and Knowledge Department Al Muhairi, Director of Tourism Product Development Department Saeed Al Taheri also participated. Culture and Tourism, Tamouh Healthcare CEO Abdullah Al Rashidi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council Legal Adviser Ayed Al Ahbabi, International Holding Company Marketing Director Ahmed Ibrahim and Company Representative Ahmed Al Ghafli. Palm.
Evenbühl said: “The race was difficult, in the last kilometers I felt that Yates was very close to me, but in the end I managed to put all my energy and reach the finish line. I am very happy with this victory. , and to win both mountain stages. We will return home. Having won three stages By winning the red jersey.”
For his part, Yates said: “I thank my teammates for their faith, and my victory today is a victory for everyone, because together we were able to execute the plan we drew up in advance, and with their help I was able to reach the finish line, so I attacked early and crossed the victory line.”
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