By Allaam Ousman www.emirates247.com
UAE is on track to produce the next Olympic champion in cycling with the grand announcement by the Dubai Sports Council that it will host the Dubai Tour 2014 at the inauguration of the Dubai Cycling Course on Friday.
Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially inaugurated the 68-km circuit located on Al Qudrah Road towards Bab Al Shams Resort at a glittering event.
Grand Tour winners Alberto Contador, Ryder Hesjedal, Vincenzo Nibali and Tony Martin attended the event.
“Our thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his support for cycling in Dubai. By bringing here world champions it is going to push the sport of cycling big time in the UAE. I’m looking forward to next step which is Tour of Dubai which would be something huge for the sport in Dubai,” said Osama Al Shafar, president of the UAE Cycling Federation. More info