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Old 10-01-08, 07:11 AM
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1st Cycling race on UAE

hello every body...

take tour on United arab emirates and see the cycling world on our country


to see the 1st race photos Click Here Plz.

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Thats great. Was it a night race just for fun or is it too hot during the day? What kind of route?
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Looks like night by the pictures (and I would imagine it's damn hot during the day...)

Quite an interesting helmet here, I've never seen this before:

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Thanks for the link and the pics. I always like to see what is going on outside of Europe.

What kind of distance/time was this race? How are the categories organized? Was this an international event? Was it a UCI (or the UAE's cycling governing body) sanctioned? Who was the event sponsor? Is there any interest in bringing foreign teams to events there? Are there teams there who would like to race abroad?

As you can see I have many questions.
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Old 10-01-08, 02:16 PM
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Dago,
yes its on night..because we are on Sep. on the holy month (Ramadan) and we fasting from sunrise to sunset..and also its too hot during day,so we start racing at 9:00 pm..


and the route is flat..


prendrefeu,

me also , i don't see like this helmet before ... he is on my team .. i will ask him (^^)


Bob Dopolina ,




What kind of distance/time was this race?


its 60 km

and the avarage speed was 42.7 km/h



How are the categories organized?

mix ( seniors & junior )

Was this an international event? Was it a UCI (or the UAE's cycling governing body) sanctioned?
no , just for UAE cycling federation

Who was the event sponsor?
in UAE we don't have much sponsors,, so the race was sponsored by UAE Cycling federation.

Is there any interest in bringing foreign teams to events there?
yes, we have two international races

1-Mohammad Bin Rashid International Cycling Cup - 1.2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2008


photos:
2007
2008


2- UAQ International Race - 2.2
United Arab Emirates, February 21-24, 2008


photos:
2008



Are there teams there who would like to race abroad?
yes , for example Al Naser Club have good team and they race on BHr, KSA...

also Al Ahli Club

As you can see I have many questions.
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Old 10-01-08, 02:46 PM
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night racing seems rad.

Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Are cyclists from everywhere welcome?
he said they had two intl races...
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Okay guys. This could be a really cool thread. Can we keep the political remarks out of it? I have edited a few out already to try to keep this some what on topic of cycling and not political.
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Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
Okay guys. This could be a really cool thread. Can we keep the political remarks out of it? I have edited a few out already to try to keep this some what on topic of cycling and not political.
Thank you for that!
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Old 10-01-08, 06:13 PM
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One of the teams here has done the Tour of Qatar (I know, not UAE). The Iranian team has come, a few times, to do the Tour de Taiwan as well. I don't think any teams from an Arab country have raced here, though. I don't think the heat would be a problem for your riders but the humidity, whew!

Personally I'm too old, tired, lazy and busy to race at that level anymore but perhaps we could help each other send teams to races in our respective countries? The big issue would be airfare. The races you posted are UCI sanctioned so getting the cycling federations involved in each country wouldn't be so difficult.

The interest would be highest for this race: UAQ International Race - 2.2 United Arab Emirates, February 21-24, 2008. The Tour de Taiwan coincides with the Taipei bike show (17-20 March). Those would be the most obvious choices butt hat doesn't leave much time to get things going.

If you are interested send me a PM.
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Asalamu aleekum,
Kayf halek? Looks nice. Perhaps more english info for those of us who do not speak/read arabic would be nice. I can't remember if there is a need to obtain a visitors visa for the UAE or if a US passport is enough? Would be interesting to do this race and it could be a fun way to get me back to the middle east.
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Old 10-02-08, 03:42 AM
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mattm
thank you for your post, also the UAE cycling federation races just you should have a card from UAECF to enter the inside races..


garysol1

thank you very much for that!
Bob Dopolina
i interested you post, and your in formation... I am in UAE national team and in the last seson we race on:
1- Egypt tour
2- le airport tour (tunissia)
3- chaina shouth sea tour
4- uaq Iner. tour
5- H.H. Mohammed bin rashed championship
6- GCC championship 2008
7- Arab Championship
8- asia championship
9- Tahi Tour
10- lypia tour
11- .... i don't remmber....
about qatar tour .. yes the rules on the Qatar tour prevent to register all team.. so ( Doha Team) wich have best riders from arab countries...
and thank you for you thinking,, you cand send your information to our federation and they can do every thing... i will send to you the information .

DrWJODonnell
w alykom al salam, Alhamdullia bikeer...
you are welcom and for you and every body .. can fined the informations from this website
www.dnrd.ae
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Good to see somebody here from a new place, thanks for the photos and info.
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Great job. Looks fast.

Will there ever be a women's race?
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Thank you for the contact info. I will follow up with the Taiwan Cycling Association.

You did the Tour of South China Seas last year? How did your team do?
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I see one of the races is the 'bin rashed championship'. We've got that on Tuesday nights, but we call it the 'been road-rashed championship'.
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You are welcome!


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this year no!

last few years we have 4 sisters for the national team , one of them get second place on Arabian Games 2004,

but as you now its difficult to see many girls of arab countries, spichally on the Gulf .


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welcome!

yes ,

but we don't complete the tour because we don't know that we must have a Visa to enter China(2ed stage)
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Very cool thread. Made me think about the challenge of fueling during Ramadan for observant Muslims.
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thank you caloso...you are welcom.
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Great link, I just wish I could read the race reports!

Thanks for the post A/C. The night racing looks really fun.
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welcome Txvintage.. and thank you for your poset.

now we are just 2 persone working on theis website ,, in the future INSHALLAH we will translate the race result from Arabic to English..


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thank you for your post, I don't agree with you! .. (Allah) is great from the officials .. and you can check the Benefits of the fasting from here

thank you very much
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Has anyone seen his video yet?

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Arab Cyclists, thank you so much for stopping by here and letting us know about cycling in the UAE.

I too would think it would be great to have a women's race, although I can understand it might be a bit difficult.

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lol!!

this is my friend MOHAMMED BIN TOOK ,, he dead on 8-11-2007 by car accident on Emirates St.

Bin Took, have gold on Arabian Championship 2005 , bronze on Asian Championship 2005, and many other results..



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thank you so much .. i agree with you.

but you know impossible in nothing
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