Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey pubblicato il 26/02/2020

Dylan Groenewegen wins royal sprint

Adam Yates in the lead before second ascent to Jebel Hafeet

Dubai City Walk, 26 February 2020 – Dylan Groenewegen outclassed a top quality field of sprinters to take a royal victory on Dubai's City Walk in Stage 4 of the second UAE Tour. The Dutchman beat Colombia's Fernando Gaviria, Pascal Ackermann from Germany, Ireland's Sam Bennett and Australian Caleb Ewan to prove himself the best of the five fastest sprinters in the world today.  

Data collected by Velon’s devices on the riders’ bikes tell the detailed story of the stage and of the riders. An infographic about today's stage 
can be downloaded here.

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Adam Yates receives the Red Jersey from H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council

STAGE RESULT
1 - Dylan Groenewegen, 173km in 4h16’13”, average speed 40.512km/h
2 - Fernando Gaviria s.t.
3 - Pascal Ackermann s.t.


JERSEYS

  • The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) - Adam Yates
  • The Green Jersey, sponsored by Mubadala (General individual classification by points) - Caleb Ewan
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1995) - Tadej Pogacar
  • The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Veljko Stojnic

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 - Adam Yates
2 - Tadej Pogacar at 1'07"
3 - Alexey Lutsenko at 1'35"


PRESS CONFERENCE
The stage winner Dylan Groenewegen said:
The sprint today went much better than the first one at the UAE Tour. It made it a really nice win. My plan for this year is to win as many races as possible. The Giro d'Italia will be very important for me. I hope to win a couple of stages in my first participation.”

The Red Jersey leader of the GC Adam Yates said:The time difference is never enough but I'm in a good condition and this climb [Jebel Hafeet] suits me as everyone realised yesterday. I hope to have the same legs tomorrow. Training is different to racing. I got confirmation that my training has been good for my first block of racing from here until the Tour of the Basque Country. Later I'll target the Tour de France and the Olympics.”


TOMORROW'S STAGE
THE ROUTE

Stage 5 – AL AIN WATER STAGE - Al Ain - Jebel Hafeet (162km)
The UAE Tour’s mountain stage. A classic stage that featured regularly on the former Abu Dhabi Tour, it offers a familiar route around Al Ain taking in many of the symbolic places (Al Ain Zoo, Al Qattara, Al Hili, Al Ain Oasis) up to Green Mubazzarah where the final climb of Jebel Hafeet (10km) begins.

Last km
Final climb that winds its way through wide-ranging hairpin bends on a 3-lane roadway. Slopes mainly around 8-9% with a peak of 11% 3 km from the finish. Very short descents in the last km before the last ramp. Asphalt finish straight

 
TV COVERAGE

UAE Tour Stage 5 International TV Schedule available here.

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The UAE National Anti-Doping Committee officially launched today the mobile anti-doping mobile unit. The vehicle designed for doping testing ensures the highest international standards and it also serves as an outreach station, working effectively within the sports system, emphasizing the importance of education and awareness starting from young ages.

UAE TOUR PRESS ROOM
From the official online pressroom the media can download high resolution pictures of the race. In order to download the pictures, just go to http://pressroom.rcssport.it/ (username: press/ password: press), select “Media”, then "Cycling", then UAE Tour. The photos are free of charge for editorial use, as long as both the UAE Tour and the photographer’s name is quoted.

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Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour
Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey


Dubai City Walk, 26 February 2020  Dylan Groenewegen has won Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the second edition of the UAE Tour, ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Pascal Ackermann. Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey of the leader of the GC.

STAGE RESULT

1 - Dylan Groenewegen, 173km in 4h16’13”, average speed 40.512km/h
2 - Fernando Gaviria s.t.
3 - Pascal Ackermann s.t.

JERSEYS

  • The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) - Adam Yates
  • The Green Jersey, sponsored by Mubadala (General individual classification by points) - Caleb Ewan
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1995) - Tadej Pogacar
  • The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Veljko Stojnic

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 - Adam Yates
2 - Tadej Pogacar at 1'07"
3 - Alexey Lutsenko at 1'35"


Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner Dylan Groenewegen said: This victory is really nice since all the top sprinters are here, including myself so I looked for the best position to launch my sprint. The speed was very good. My team put me in an excellent position. They did a very good job in the last 3km. I won because I was where I wanted to be in the last corner.”

The Red Jersey leader of the GC Adam Yates said: Apart from a bit of a fright when I avoided a crash, I had a good day on the bike. We rode at the end for our young sprinter Kaden Groves (6th). I hope to have the same legs tomorrow as yesterday.”

Press conference interviews and further details to follow.

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Photo Credit: LaPresse 

 

Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour

Zabeel Park, 26 February 2020 – Good morning from Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the second edition of the UAE Tour (23-29 February 2020), the one and only WorldTour race in the Middle East. The finish in the Dubai City Walk suits the fast wheels of the peloton.

The peloton, 136 riders strong, passed km 0 at 12:22. Dossard nr. 124 -  Stefan De Bod and 125 - Jay Robert Thomson, did not start.

During the stage, 36 points are the maximum available for the Green Jersey (252 is the race total) and 16 for the Black Jersey (112 is the total). There are a maximum available of 16" time bonuses too, 3" in each of the two intermediate sprints and 10" on the finish line.  

Thanks to Velon’s rider data system, TV viewers and online users can see the riders’ wattage, speed and cadence. 
The complete list of riders carrying Velon's device and onboard cameras on today's stage is available here.

WEATHER
Dubai Zabeel Park (12.25): Partly Cloudy 28°C. Wind: moderate – 25kmh, S.
Dubai City Walk (around 16.30): Partly Cloudy 25°C. Wind: moderate – 25kmh, W.

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JERSEYS

  • The Red Jersey, sponsored by Emirates (General individual classification by time) - Adam Yates
  • The Green Jersey, sponsored by Mubadala (General individual classification by points) - Caleb Ewan
  • The White Jersey, sponsored by Nakheel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1995) - Tadej Pogacar
  • The Black Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Aviation (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) - Veljko Stojnic


GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 - Adam Yates
2 - Tadej Pogacar at 1'07"
3 - Alexey Lutsenko at 1'35"


THE ROUTE

Stage 4 – EMIRATES NBD STAGE - Zabeel Park - Dubai City Walk (173km)
The popular walkway through Dubai’s streets now also becomes a favourite racing route. After departing from Zabeel Park this stage joins sections of the classic route with the familiar crossing of Mushrif Park and Motor City before facing the finish in City Walk. Stage 4 is one for the fastest wheels.

Last km
Leaving Nad al Shamma the route runs on wide roads to the final bend at 500m where it enters City Walk and heads to the 8.5m wide finish on block paving tiles.


POINTS OF INTERESTS
ZABEEL PARK, 173KM TO FINISH LINE
Not only is Zabeel Park one of the largest parks in Dubai, but it’s also one of the first technology-driven green spaces in the Gulf. Equivalent in size to 45 football fields, this tranquil spot is located in the centre of the city and is popular for a children’s amusement complex and expansive ‘edutainment’ centre. Zabeel Park is home to the city’s newest attraction, the Dubai Frame, from where visitors can take in incredible views of both old and new Dubai. Explore three different zones to find a vast array of activities for yourself and your family: the Alternative Energy Zone, Communications Zone and the Techno Zone. They are all technology-based, featuring educational and interactive exhibits. The park also offers live music, barbecue and picnic areas, restaurants and boat rides. It also hosts large exhibits like the Dubai Garden Glow during the cooler months. But, there are plenty of all-year-round facilities to enjoy, like the mega-bowl, galleries and sculptures.

THE FRAME, 173KM TO FINISH LINE
The UAE’s latest cultural landmark, Dubai Frame is an iconic structure that ‘frames’ impressive views of Old and New Dubai, while serving as a metaphorical bridge connecting the emirate’s rich past with its magnificent present. Offering spectacular panoramic views across the city, Dubai Frame celebrates the story of Dubai from its early establishment to its ambitious plans for future development.

FESTIVAL CITY, 173KM TO FINISH LINE 
Dubai Festival City is one of the most famous tourist attractions that everyone should visit. From a fantastic range of retail brands and department stores, catering to a shopper’s delight, to a variety of cuisines for all food enthusiasts. If you’re staying overnight in Dubai Festival City, be spoilt for choice with four world class hotels that provide excellent service and comfort for short-term and long-term stays.

MEYDAN RACECOURSE, 165KM TO FINISH LINE 
Previously known as Nad al Sheb, Meydan Racecourse is a horse racing facility accommodating over 60,000 spectators in a 1-mile long grandstand. Racing season starts in November and reaches its peak in March with the elite Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race, with a dizzying US $10 million prize. The Meydan Group has a complete range of commercial developments, hospitality, sports, entertainment and amusement services, a series of state-of-the-art business parks, residential villa communities, schools, hospitals, business towers with luxury waterfront developments and shopping destinations.

DUBAI DESIGN DISTRICT, 165KM TO FINISH LINE 
The Dubai Design District – also known as d3 – is a purpose-built community dedicated to promoting and nurturing emerging local talent and providing a creative home to established international design, luxury and fashion brands. d3’s facilities include residential, hospitality, retail and office space on a 1.8km long waterfront populated with food, beverage and retail outlets, hotels, and a multi-use outdoor space.

MOTOR CITY, 135KM TO FINISH LINE 
Motor City celebrates modern man’s fascination with the automobile and all it suggests: the freedom of movement, the thrill of speed, the sleekness of aerodynamic design, the efficiency of cutting-edge engineering, the promise of technological progress. A year-round destination for motor sports fan worldwide, Motor City offers a wonderland of experiences for all age groups and gender, a truly distinctive place to live, work and play.

 

MOHAMMED BIN RASHID LIBRARY
Distinguished project to serve the educational, societal, and tourism movements and is considered as one of the specialized projects that’s related with the latest technologies, and it is considered as a significant mark on Dubai Tourism map. It is also a forum for a mixture of cultures through cultural services that will be provided by live library presentations, documentaries, lectures, from all over the world. includes a large electronic library database. Additionally, most of the physical books, articles, newspapers ... etc. will be converted to electronic versions. The library will also be digitally linked with global libraries to share and
retrieve rare, valuable, and difficult to obtain sources of information. Architectural Concept: The Rehl is the traditional lectern. The Rehl carries books in general and more specifically the Koran. In the same way, a library carries and preserves the cultural treasures of a nation in the form of literature, periodicals, and audiovisual media. In this respect, the architectural concept of the library is based symbolically on the lectern, the Rehl, and translates this into a modern 21st-century vocabulary.

MOHAMMED BIN RASHID CITY DISTRICT 1
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One is an exclusive and elegant lifestyle community set amidst natural surroundings in the heart of one of the world’s leading cosmopolitan cities. District One is located minutes away from Downtown Dubai; a premier destination for those that aspire to live extraordinary lifestyles.

TRUMP GOLF CLUB
Trump International Golf Club, Dubai is a world-class golf course, exceeding all expectations. The 7,300-yard, par 71 course is located just ten minutes from Sheikh Zayed Road and sits at the heart of the 42 million square foot Damac Hills master development. World-renowned and 2016 Olympic golf course architect, Gil Hanse, was appointed to design the spectacular 18-hole golf course.
This extraordinary project features a 30,000 square foot clubhouse, which is the largest of its kind in Dubai. Overlooking the 9th and 18th greens, the expansive clubhouse offers a family oriented restaurant, the Terrace with an international menu, a casual sports lounge, the Ninth; A well-equipped fitness centre and a luxurious infinity swimming pool. The development also includes a golf pro shop, offering the latest in equipment and apparel; a golf academy with a 9-hole, par 3 academy course; and a double sided driving range, chipping facility and putting greens that emulate the undulations of the course to accurately reflect the challenges that await.

Dubai Sports City
The ultimate sport-inspired community, Dubai Sports City offers residential and commercial real estate along with the best sporting venues in Dubai; from cricketing facilities and FIFA-approved football pitches to an 18-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els.

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS
Jumeirah Islands is a housing development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, developed by Nakheel Properties, one of Dubai's largest developers. It lies directly inland from Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers, just east of the main spinal highway, Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), between interchanges 5 and 6. [1]Jumeirah Islands consist of small islands (called clusters), each comprising 16 villas. The villas; clusters models design varies from Islamic to Mediterranean architecture. They all sit in an artificial lake filled with salty sea water. The lake is so large that the whole complex has land to water ratio of 23:77[2] The complex includes 50 islands (46 of which are the residential clusters), a restaurant, a supermarket, a Club House, a gym, beauty salons, pharmacy and a leisure facility. Each of the 736 houses has its own swimming pool. The project was completed by the close of 2006. Nearby properties include the Jumeirah Lake Towers and Palm Jumeirah, both built by Nakheel.

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
Jumeirah Golf Estates is a world-class residential golf destination offering luxury homes and leisure facilities amidst two internationally-acclaimed championship golf courses, creating an unmatched lifestyle experience in the heart of new Dubai.
Set across 1,119 hectares of lush green landscape, the development is an unrivalled destination offering attractive investment opportunities and world-class amenities. With 700 families and more than 1,835 homes, Jumeirah Golf Estates currently comprises of 16 unique communities, which overlook two of the world’s finest golf courses, Earth and Fire. Each individually designed villa, apartment and townhouse is more than a residence; it is an ideal home in its own right. As host of the annual DP World Tour Championship until 2020 and home to the Middle East’s only European Tour Performance Institute, Jumeirah Golf Estates rivals the best golfing destinations in the world.

ARABIAN RANCHES
Set within the heart of the desert on the Emirates Road, 9km inland from intersection 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road near the Mall of The Emirates. There is excellent access to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah from the Emirates road and only 15 minutes to Dubai Airport.  You can bypass all the Dubai traffic and go to Al Khail road to get anywhere in town ie Dubai mall, Jumeirah or across town to the Creek or OudMetha on the Business Bay crossing.  The Dubai Bypass Road is minutes behind the Ranches and will take you to RAK and Fujeirah quickly.  

Arabian Ranches Shopping Center
You will find a fine choice of shopping, dining and entertainment options at the Retail  Centre.

Equestrian Centre
At the Andalusian style Equestrian Centre, there's something for every skill level, including polo, riding lessons, show jumping or explore the tranquility of scenic desert trails on horseback. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the Polo Club, offering facilities such as lounges and dining areas, riding gear and tack shop, spa and a swimming pool and two polo fields. 

The Arabian Ranches Golf Course
Enjoy a game of golf at The Arabian Ranches Desert Course, the region's premier desert-style grass golf course, designed by Ian Baker-Finch in association with Niclaus Design. A challenge for golfers of all abilities, miss the immaculate grass of the fairways and greens and you enter the 'sandy waste', which makes the most of the natural terrain with its indigenous shrubs and bushes. All standards of golfers will appreciate the GPS yardage service available on every golf cart.  If you are new to the game, opt for lessons with one of the Arabian Ranches; golf pros at its very own Golf Academy. The Spanish Colonial style Clubhouse boasts the Ranches Restaurant and Bar, with a terrace overlooking the panoramic scenic views.  Within the Clubhouse there are 11 luxurious Guest Rooms with spectacular views overlooking either the Golf course.

Education
Jumeirah English Speaking School, one of Dubai's most respected schools enjoying a world class reputation, offers primary and secondary education based on the best aspects of the National Curriculum of England and Wales, which includes a post-16 course of study: the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

MUSHRIF PARK, 55KM TO FINISH LINE
Mushrif Park lies in a sheltered dip amongst rolling sand desert. It’s an artificial desert like a park of 5.25m2 (1,300 acres) with many family entertainment activities. The park’s facilities include swimming pools, fountains, lakes, and children’s play areas, as well as train, camel and pony rides. A special feature is the International Garden Area exhibiting miniature houses from different countries

LAST EXIT, 50KM TO FINISH LINE
Last Exit is a first-of-its-kind themed food truck concept offering a selection of fresh and tasty gourmet street food in a fun, chilled and convenient atmosphere. www.lastexit.ae

BURJ KHALIFA, 10KM TO FINISH LINE 
Burj Khalifa, by Emaar Properties, is the tallest skyscraper in the World, standing at 829.8m (2,722ft). Construction began in 2004 and this landmark was officially opened on the 4th of January 2010. The design of Burj Khalifa incorporates cultural and historical elements particular to the region such as the spiral minaret. Made of aluminum, stainless steel and more than 26,000 glass panels, part of a reflective glazing system designed to withstand Dubai’s extreme summer temperatures (the outside temperature at the top of the building is thought to be 6 °C/11 °F cooler than at its base). On the 124th floor terrace lies a touristic observation deck named “At the Top”; it is equipped by augmented reality telescopes which enable visitors to view the surrounding landscape.

DUBAI CREEK, 5KM TO FINISH LINE
Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek, cutting through the heart of Dubai. The seawater Dubai Creek winds its way from the trading port on the Gulf to the Ras al Khor bird sanctuary on the desert edge of Dubai. In the past it was the centre of the shing and pearling industry, which formed the main sectors of the city’s economy. Nowadays the eastern and western banks are connected by one tunnel and four bridges, but the traditional form of transport on the creek, which is still available, were ferry boats.

LA MER (5 KM AFTER THE FINISH LINE) 
La Mer is a world-class beachfront by Meraas that incorporates a minimalist and contemporary design with a unique mix of dining, shopping, leisure, entertainment, retail and hospitality experiences. Comprising three areas – La Mer South, La Mer North and Laguna, the destination has more than 120 shops, cafés and restaurants. La Mer also features 4.5 kilometres of pristine sandy beaches, taking inspiration from the way that the sea carries its treasures to the shore to create a magical and carefree place where people can celebrate life from the moment they step onto the boardwalks.

FINISH LINE CITY WALK, 0KM TO FINISH LINE
City Walk, the lifestyle destination by Meraas, is a popular family-friendly neighborhood with a sophisticated ambiance and a unique mix of high-end retail, dining, entertainment, hospitality, grooming and wellness options. City Walk offers visitors a unique sense of community, it is designed to evolve as a city with in a city, offering a multitude of residences, retail and leisure choices harmoniously in one location. With over 300 retail and dining outlets, City Walk is home to some of the most.


TV COVERAGE
UAE Tour Stage 4 International TV Schedule available here.


UAE TOUR APP
Download the official UAE Tour App now and stay updated on the race, riders' timings and all that's happening during the race:


UAE TOUR PRESS ROOM
From the official online pressroom the media can download high resolution pictures of the race. In order to download the pictures, just go to http://pressroom.rcssport.it/ (username: press/ password: press), select “Media”, then "Cycling", then UAE Tour. The photos are free of charge for editorial use, as long as both the UAE Tour and the photographer’s name is quoted.

#UAETOUR
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Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Good morning from Stage 4 of the UAE Tour © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
Dylan Groenewegen wins Stage 4, the Emirates NBD Stage, of the UAE Tour Adam Yates retains the Red Jersey © Photo La Presse
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