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Race to mark Dubai Women Tour 2020.

Summary: Dubai Studio City sponsored the race

BIG STEP: The participants with the officials after the race.

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A field of over 80 Emirati and expatriate amateur cyclists participated in Friday's inaugural Dubai Women's Tour 'Celebrating the Dubai Women's Tour 2020 Challenge Race'. With a heavy morning fog settling in, Friday's race was contested over a revised 60 kilometer loop around Al Hamriyah in Sharjah, UAE. Open to all amateur cyclists, the series is a celebration of cycling leading into the first-ever Women's-only professional cycling race in the Middle East - The Dubai Women's Tour. Reminiscent of Race One's finish mere seconds separated the Open Female category which saw Samah Khaled (1:20:32) take line-honours ahead of Aoife Ryan (1:20:33) who nudged Annemiek Stegehuis (1:20:33) into third. Alia Mohamed's time of 1:29:10 saw her secure UAE Amateur Female over Ghaya Al Mezri's time of 1:52:19. In the Open Male category, a dramatic finish saw Vladimir Gusev (1:20:31) take victory over Mohammed Al Subaih (1:20:31) with Johan Hesselsoe (1:20:32) settling for third-place. Ibrahim Al Falamzri (1:20:29) took the top podium place in the UAE Amateur Male where an intense battle took place between Mansoor Thani (1:20:31) and Ahmed Al Blooshi (1:20:31) where Thani grasped second and Al Blooshi third. Split-seconds separated the top-5 UAE Professional Men (Clubs) riders which ultimately was won by Mohamed Al Mutaiwie (1:20:31) with Saeed Hassan (1:20:31) securing second-place, and Hamad Al Mahri (1:20:31) settling for the third-place spot on the podium.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Feb 7, 2020
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