back

RACE FANS HEAD FOR THE ABU DHABI TOUR FAN ZONE IN YAS MALL

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 9 October 2015 – The inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour (8-11 October 2015), organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sports and Events, got underway yesterday. In parallel with the race, at 10am yesterday morning, the Abu Dhabi Tour Fan commenced operations in the vast Yas Mall on Yas Island, today's stage finish. 

Open from 10am to Midnight yesterday and today, and from 10am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday, the Fan Zone consists of a Start Village with an info point, a bike lab, children's workshops, and sponsor booths with a wide range of participation and interactive activities.

Among many other things, fans can watch the TV program "LIVE form ADT" live on set. They can enjoy Sportainment activities by the brilliant Che Cirque, a Brussels-based street circus whose clowns, jugglers and acrobatic cyclists use humour, circus techniques and poetry to captivate audiences wherever they travel.

A photo booth with a variety of cycling-based props allows visitors to pose before a green screen and then print a photograph of themselves against the Abu Dhabi skyline.

More active fans can take part in morning warm-up exercises, and a range of activities like a session on the Smoothie Bike, a bike trainer fitted with special blenders calibrated to produce a delicious fruit smoothie as you ride, or the amazing CycleOps virtual bike trainer, programmed with real routes all over the world, even when you can’t get out.

2.5 MILLION SQ FT OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HEART OF YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI
Yas Mall is Abu Dhabi’s must-visit, vibrant getaway shopping experience for every day, where everyone belongs. The experiential shopping destination, offers three floors of exciting, leading international and regional retail and restaurant brands, a 20 screen state-of-the-art cinema operated by VOX Cinemas and a family entertainment zone by Funworks. With engaging activities for family and friends, it is a great fun day out for everyone.

Located at the heart of the dynamic Yas Island, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and just 10 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International airport, Yas Mall serves as a gateway destination offering an unparalleled retail experience to local residents, tourists and international guests. The well-connected mall is accessible, easy to navigate and boasts proactive customer service. Offering fashion, entertainment and dining, all under one roof, Yas Mall serves as a contemporary destination of wide avenues, all leading to a spacious and light social hub, an urban oasis known as Town Square.

#RideToAbuDhabi
The Abu Dhabi Tour, organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sport (8-11 October) consists of four stages covering a total of 555km; three stages suit the sprinters, while the remaining stage finishes uphill after a 10.8km climb with gradients touching 12%. the General Classification is expected to be decided on the climb.
#UCICyclingGala
On the evening of the last day, the Tour will have the honour of hosting the very first UCI Cycling Gala Awards Ceremony. This unique event will celebrate the end of the UCI professional road cycling season with its stakeholders in Abu Dhabi.

Links: Abu Dhabi Tour downloads site for all content

SHIFT Active Media
Manolo Bertocchi

 
RCS Sport Cycling Press Office
Ph.: (+44) 1225 448333
Ph. (+44) 7979 241227
E-mail: manolo@shiftactivemedia.com
Tw.: @Shiftactive @ItalianManolo

RCS Sport
Stefano Diciatteo

 
RCS Sport Press Office Coordinator
Ph.: (+39) 02 25848758
Mob.: (+39) 335 5468466
E-mail: Stefano.diciatteo@rcs.it
Tw.: @rcssport - @stedicia

Stage 3 of the Abu Dhabi Tour Speaks German
Fully German podium with Kittel and Ackermann ahead of race leader Viviani. Tomorrow's ITT stage starting order attached.
READ
Phil Bauhaus wins Stage 3
Elia Viviani retains the Red Jersey
READ
Marhaban! from Stage 3 of the Abu Dhabi Tour
Nation Towers Stage of the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour
READ