DSC to Inaugurate 3rd “Dubai Tour”

Story dated:Thursday February 4th, 2016,08 58:am

Live Coverage for the Event to 155 States all Over the World

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, DSC to arrange the inauguration ceremony for the 3rd “Dubai Tour”, Tuesday 2nd Feb. 2016 at 07:30 pm at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort.

Un momento della cerimonia d'apertura del Dubai Tour 2015 presso il Dubai International Marine Club. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 3 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Un momento della cerimonia d’apertura del Dubai Tour 2015 presso il Dubai International Marine Club. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 3 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI

The 3rd “Dubai Tour” is arranged by DSC in collaboration with RCS Co. from 3rdto 6th Feb. 2016 with participation of 128 top world cyclists; among whom is Mark Cavendish of Germany, the champion of the last edition.

20150204C_01The Organizing Committee, chaired by H.E. Saeed Hareb the Secretary General of DSC, has prepared a distinctive program for the inauguration ceremony during which presentation will be made for the 16 participating teams & cyclists who are expected to contest 4-day tough competition. Short films on the four stages of Dubai Tour & the most eminent routes of the race will also be shown during the inauguration ceremony.

Un momento della Prima Tappa del Dubai Tour 2015. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Un momento della Prima Tappa del Dubai Tour 2015. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI

The Organizing Committee will convene the official press conference, Tuesday 2ndFeb. at 04:00 pm at the premises of Dubai International Marine Club, to present the top official persons of the Organizing Committee and eminent participating cyclists.

Un momento della Prima Tappa del Dubai Tour 2015. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Un momento della Prima Tappa del Dubai Tour 2015. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI

Dubai International Marine Club will also host at 03:00 pm the common press conference for Dubai Health Authority, the sponsor of the Emirates Jersey, and Novo Nordisk Medical Co., which will focus on means to enjoy healthy life and prevent diabetes.

Un momento della Prima Tappa del Dubai Tour 2015. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Un momento della Prima Tappa del Dubai Tour 2015. Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti, 4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI

The 3rd Dubai Tour carries several new features; top of which is the expanding of the race to reach the Emirate of Fujairah for the time in the history of the event. In this respect, participants of the race are decided to pass splendid natural mountains & coast areas of Fujairah, where the first stage will be concluded and champions will be awarded at Fujairah International Marine Club.

Ill ciclista britanniaco del Team Etdox Quick Step, Mark Cavendish (2s) vince allo sprinti la prima tappa del  del Dubai Tour,4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO
Ill ciclista britanniaco del Team Etdox Quick Step, Mark Cavendish (2s) vince allo sprinti la prima tappa del del Dubai Tour,4 febbraio 2015. ANSA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO

Cyclists are decided to cross 179 km through the desert up to the Emirate of Fujairah and therefore public & sports fans will catch the opportunity to enjoy watching several eminent historical monuments, through Dubai Sports Channel & other TVs.

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The second stage “Nakheel” is scheduled Thursday 4th Feb. 2016, during which cyclists are decided to cross 188 km from Dubai International Marine Club to Atlantes Hotel. In the third stage, scheduled Friday 5th Feb, cyclists will cross 172 km.

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Cyclists will cross 137 km, Saturday 6th Feb. in the fourth stage, toward the finishing line at the Business Bay.

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H.E. Saeed Hareb, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Dubai Tour & Secretary General of DSC, expressed satisfaction for the specifying of the Business Bay as a finishing line for the 3rd edition of the event, referring to its unique geographical location.

He stated: “We are pleased to conclude the race at the Business Bay, which is considered as the heart of Dubai & eminent commercial center, in addition to its distinctive location nearby Dubai World Trade Center and Khalifa Tower”.

Mr. Mohammed Bin Essa, the Official Person in Dubai Real Estate, expressed that the Business Bay is a further factor of attraction, which may contribute in the success of the event.

Live Telecasting to 155 States:

The 3rd “Dubai Tour” will be telecasted to public & sports fans in 155 States from all over the world, who will all enjoy watching the splendid landmarks of Dubai and will accordingly be aware of the massive prosperous development of the city.

Dubai Sports Channel will present full live coverage for all stages of race in both Arabic & English channels, with comprehensive coverage for all details before & after the launch of the competition.

Dubai Sports Channel will telecast the event to more than 22 States in Middle East & Africa.

The 3rd “Dubai Tour” will be telecasted through Japan TV / S.B.S. in Australia / Super Sport of South Africa, which is watched by more than 55 States.

Brief synopsis on the event will be presented by other seven TV channels in Australia, China, New Zealand, India & Vietnam, which are watched by several States all over the world.

The Organizing Committee held several meetings yesterday with all working committees to get sure of completion of all preparations, particularly with the arrival of participating teams & international official persons.

H.E. Saeed Hareb chaired some of these meetings, while Mr. Huraiz Bin Al-Mur Bin Huraiz chaired other meetings with the working committees, convened yesterday after noon at the premises of Dubai International Marine Club.

A coordinating meeting for the Security Committee was convened with working committees, in the presence of H.E. Osama Al-Shaafar, the President of the UAE Cycling Association & Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee / H.E. Colonel Abdulla Khalifa Al-Marri, the Board Member of DSC / Mr. Huraiz Al-Mur Bin Huraiz, Dubai Tour Manager. The meeting reviewed means of collaboration among all respective bodies to ensure top organization level and to make public aware of timing of roads occupation, so that vehicles’ drivers be able to take alternative roads during cyclists routing.

Top Participants:

The 3rd “Dubai Tour” to be contested by 16 of the top world teams; among which are: Movistar Team of Spain / Astana of Kazakh / BMS of USA / DANA of Russia / Quick Step of Belgium / Merida of Italy / Jian of Germany / Sky of Britain / Tenkov of Russia / Trick Victory Racing of USA / Nordisk of USA / UAE Team.

The event will be joined by the British giant Mark Cavendish, the champion of the last edition & one of the world’s champions in the Sprints. He is the title’s holder of Road Race 2011 / World Cup twice (2005 & 2008) / European Cup 2005. He has also gained several other titles in Britain & USA.

“Dubai Tour” will also be contested by the World Olympic Champion of Britain Bradley Wiggins, who has attained several international titles.

Sponsors of the Event:

The 3rd “Dubai Tour” is sponsored by several corporations, which are keen to sponsor the event to ensure full success; top of these sponsors are: Dubai Health Authority which is decided to sponsor the Emirates Flag Jersey. The other three jerseys are sponsored as following:

The Blue Jersey, sponsored by the Commercial Bank of Dubai, to be awarded to Dubai Tour’s Champion.

The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates Flight, to be awarded to the Fastest Cyclist.

The White Jersey, sponsored by RTA, to be awarded to the Best Youth Cyclist.

It is worth-mentioning that the 3rd “Dubai Tour” is sponsored by elite group of sponsors & supporters; among which are the sponsors of the various stages of the Tour; these are: Nakheel, Silicon Oasis, West Mina Al-Syahi Beach Resort & Dubai Sports Channel – the official telecaster for the event.

On the other hand, the main partners’ list includes: Audi Automobiles, Al-Naboodah & Castelli, while the main supporter are: Wolf Pac Shop & Peugeot.

Media Center:

The Organizing Committee of “Dubai Tour” has established a media center at the premises of Dubai International Marine Club to cover the various events of Dubai Tour. The media center is equipped with all necessities, comprising screens and super–fast internet service to enable photographers to send items, photos & films in high quality. Luxurious hosting is provided to enable media persons carry out respective tasks properly.

Dubai Tour Village:

The Organizing Committee has established Dubai Tour Village at the premises of Dubai International Marine Club, equipped with all entertaining factors for public. The Committee has invited public to visit the Village every day from 09:00 am to 03:30 pm to follow up the event and to enjoy the entertaining & accompanying programs. The Village’s visitors will be able to meet the cyclists and to take memorial photos with them before the launch of each stage of the race, since cyclists will gather at the platform to meet & speak with public. Entertaining programs are prepared for children; including drawing & coloring, taking into consideration that children will be awarded memorial gifts to make them acquainted with Dubai Tour.