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New stage race in Dubai from 2014

05 Jan 2013 13:49

Dubai will host a stage race from 2014 onwards in the spring.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dubai-to-create-new-stage-race-for-2014


RCS will be on board and will help in the organizing of the race.

Dubai wants a bigger and better race than Qatar and Oman, so it might be a World Tour race instead of a 2HC race.:eek:

Alberto Contador has already hinted he would start the race in 2014 He is enjoying the sprints in the desert.:D
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05 Jan 2013 13:58

the asian wrote:Dubai will host a stage race from 2014 onwards in the spring.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dubai-to-create-new-stage-race-for-2014


RCS will be on board and will help in the organizing of the race.

Dubai wants a bigger and better race than Qatar and Oman, so it might be a World Tour race instead of a 2HC race.:eek:

Alberto Contador has already hinted he would start the race in 2014 He is enjoying the sprints in the desert.:D

I bet he would also enjoy the fat bonus he would get from starting the race :p
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05 Jan 2013 14:02

the asian wrote:Dubai will host a stage race from 2014 onwards in the spring.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dubai-to-create-new-stage-race-for-2014


RCS will be on board and will help in the organizing of the race.

Dubai wants a bigger and better race than Qatar and Oman, so it might be a World Tour race instead of a 2HC race.:eek:

Alberto Contador has already hinted he would start the race in 2014 He is enjoying the sprints in the desert.:D

So it might be that RCS have started the great worldwide offensive against ASO?

[SIZE="1"]Or maybe I'm just too optimistic[/SIZE]
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05 Jan 2013 14:05

Another useless race. Why can't the sheiks not support the European races like they do with football teams?
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05 Jan 2013 14:13

Vino attacks everyone wrote:I bet he would also enjoy the fat bonus he would get from starting the race :p


He might demand that Emirates personally sponsor him:p

Eshnar wrote:So it might be that RCS have started the great worldwide offensive against ASO?

[SIZE="1"]Or maybe I'm just too optimistic[/SIZE]


Acquarone's dream :D It seems so, but the ASO always seem to have one up their sleeve, who knows, they might start a new race in Baharain:eek:
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05 Jan 2013 14:15

GP Blanco wrote:Another useless race. Why can't the sheiks not support the European races like they do with football teams?


I wouldn't mind if it's a 2HC race. At least the Expats might turn up to watch the race. ( The majority of the European expats are British though)
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05 Jan 2013 14:18

the asian wrote:Acquarone's dream :D It seems so, but the ASO always seem to have one up their sleeve, who knows, they might start a new race in Baharain:eek:


Perhpas they have something up their sleeve, but that is not Baharain. Not a safe place the next couple of years I am afraid :o
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05 Jan 2013 14:21

well for the big cash, riders will go anywhere even in places where the usual bike riders are rode over by cars and then raped.

personally i'm very disappointed with the cocaine kingpins from south america who seems to not trust the uci. i want a world tour race for climbers in colombia.make it happen uci!
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05 Jan 2013 14:29

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Perhpas they have something up their sleeve, but that is not Baharain. Not a safe place the next couple of years I am afraid :o


I know, but the other Gulf state without a race is Yemen which is even worse.
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05 Jan 2013 14:32

lol, another flat stage race in the sandbox.
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05 Jan 2013 14:36

Sounds interesting. Maybe in the long term this race could merge with Qatar and Oman to form a fourth Grand Tour.
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05 Jan 2013 14:38

jens_attacks wrote:well for the big cash, riders will go anywhere even in places where the usual bike riders are rode over by cars and then raped.

personally i'm very disappointed with the cocaine kingpins from south america who seems to not trust the uci. i want a world tour race for climbers in colombia.make it happen uci!


Plus 1 to that, I don't care about these boring flat races in the desert, give me a race in a country where there is actually a market for cycling and has plenty of good terrain to give it exciting parcours.
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05 Jan 2013 14:40

Dubai is mostly flat. At least in Abu Dhabi they have a nice tarmacked mountain in Jebel Hafeet. I did think a Tour of the UAE was inevitably coming, mind.
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05 Jan 2013 15:06

Eshnar wrote:So it might be that RCS have started the great worldwide offensive against ASO?



Go to ****ing Colombia then.
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05 Jan 2013 15:06

Bernie's eyesore wrote:Sounds interesting. Maybe in the long term this race could merge with Qatar and Oman to form a fourth Grand Tour.
I hope not. Colombia should have a GT before any country, or group of countries.
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05 Jan 2013 15:07

The Hitch wrote:Go to ****ing Colombia then.


maybe they will... who knows :D
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05 Jan 2013 15:08

cineteq wrote:I hope not. Colombia should have a GT before any country, or group of countries.


Colombia should at least have a WT race.
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05 Jan 2013 15:10

Dazed and Confused wrote:lol, another flat stage race in the sandbox.

It's unfortunate that the countries where there is actually some money to be invested in cycling have the most boring landscape ;)

(or incredible pollution)
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05 Jan 2013 15:13

Hopefully they will be build one or two hills before the first edition. Otherwise the only time gaps will come from the TTs and any Bonus seconds.
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