Final Countdown To 2022 Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Is Officially On

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Published January 27th, 2022 - 12:27 GMT
Final Countdown To 2022 Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Is Officially On
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In partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the Final Build-Up to this year’s 2022 Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge saw over 600 cyclists sign up to take to the track on Sunday with only 23 days to go

In partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the Final Build-Up to this year’s 2022 Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge saw over 600 cyclists sign up to take to the track on Sunday with only 23 days to go until this year’s main race kicks off in Dubai Sports City on 19th February. 

Cyclists taking part in the final Build-Up Ride were joined by new members of the UAE’s cycling community as the recently introduced Learn to Ride programme got underway with a new group of passionate riders joining in this year’s series with the sun shining over the Al Qudra track on Sunday. 

Following the weekend’s action, organisers have also revealed the exciting news of the Prime Medical Center Junior Rides Challenge for 2022, with distances for young riders from 2 years old to 12 years old on Friday 18th February to allow the whole family to get involved in this year’s event. 

The Prime Medical Center Junior Rides, set to kick off at Dubai Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City will see junior cycling enthusiasts take on the looped track from 5pm on Friday 18th February, in a spectator-oriented, safe environment to allow young members of the UAE’s cycling community to join in the fun. For more information on how junior riders can take part, please visit https://cyclechallenge.ae/

In the final Build-Up Ride for this year’s challenge, Steven Pipikakis and Helle Bachofen von Echt took first place on the 85km course. Pipikakis completing the course in 1:57:31.13 to stand atop the podium in the men’s category, with Bachofen von Echt finishing Sunday’s ride in 2:01:54.57 to take first place in the women’s category. 

Following on from the final action in the Build-Up Ride series, the stage is set for this year’s Dubai UCI Gran Fondo Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, with the competition for the coveted yellow leaders’ jersey coming down to the final race of the year. 

In a talented peloton, Gregory Simpson will wear the men’s yellow jersey going into the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge main event, ahead of title rivals, Toby O’Connell and Steven Pipikakis in the current standings in the DUBAI BIG 5. 

In the female category, Babita Khatri will set the pace from the front as leader in the female category, followed closely behind by Elmira Pelovello as this year’s main race begins on Saturday 19th February to conclude what has been a thrilling contest in this year’s DUBAI BIG 5 competition. 

With the countdown officially on for this year’s main event on 19th February 2022, cyclists eager to join in the fun can find more information on how to sign up for the main 92km challenge or the Live Well Outride 40km race at www.cyclechallenge.ae.

2022 PRIME MEDICAL CENTER JUNIOR RIDES - FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY

2022 SPINNEYS DUBAI 92 CYCLE CHALLENGE 92km RACE AND THE LIVE WELL OUTRIDE 40km RACE - SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY

Held in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, Spinneys and Dubai 92, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is one of the Middle East’s premium sporting races, regularly attracting thousands of riders from all over the world. Ideal for first-time racers
or those with little cycling experience, a short course ride has also been reintroduced for 2022, along with a much-elevated post-event race village and hospitality experience for the riders, their friends, and family to enjoy.

Organisers will ensure that the necessary precautions are in place at the Prime Medical Center Junior Rides and Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge main event to ensure public wellness and a COVID-19 safe environment. More details will be shared individually with each participant closer to the events.

For registration and further information, please visit www.cyclechallenge.ae.

Background Information

Dubai Sports Council

Dubai Sports Council referred to hereinafter as DSC was founded in Nov. 30th 2005 as per a decree issued by UAE Vice- President, Prime Minister, Dubai Ruler H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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