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مرحباً (MARHABAN!) FROM STAGE 4, THE YAS STAGE, OF THE INAUGURAL ABU DHABI TOUR

Yas Marina Circuit, 11 October 2015 – مرحباً (Marhaban!) from Stage 4, the Yas Stage, of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour (8-11 October 2015), organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sports and Events. The entire stage takes place on the Yas Marina Circuit (110km), with twenty 5.5 km laps and three richly-rewarded intermediate sprints.

Today's stage offers the final 44 Green Jersey Points (of a race total of 152), the final 24 Black Jersey Points (of a race total of 72) and 19 seconds in time bonuses. In addition, the winner of each intermediate sprint will receive a special prize of 6,000 Euro.

The peloton, 100 strong, started at 16:39.
 
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STAGE AND TIMINGS
Stage 4 – The Yas Stage: Yas Marina Circuit, 110km
Intermediate Sprints: km 27.5 (end of lap 5), km 55 (end of lap 10) and km 82.5 (end of lap 15)
Finish: Approx. 7.00pm
Race Headquarters: Yas Events Centre, Gate 20, Yas West Entrance

JERSEYS
  • RED JERSEY, sponsored by ADNOC (General Classification by time) – Esteban Chaves (Orica GreenEDGE)
  • GREEN JERSEY, sponsored by ABU DHABI SPORTS COUNCIL (General Classification by points) – Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
  • WHITE JERSEY, sponsored by THE NATIONAL (Best Young Rider, born after 1 January 1990) – Esteban Chaves (Orica GreenEDGE). Jersey worn today by Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team), second in the points classification
  • BLACK JERSEY, sponsored by ETIHAD AIRWAYS (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling). Jersey worn today by Rafaa Chtioui (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team), second in the points classification
ROUTE
The entire stage takes place at night on the Yas Marina Circuit. It consists of 110km under the floodlights of the F1 Circuit. The peloton will complete 20 laps (5.5km each) culminating in the last Abu Dhabi Tour sprint. The circuit is wide and the road surface in impeccable condition.



POINTS OF INTEREST
Yas Marina Circuit – The circuit hosts Formula 1's 'Etihad Airways' Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is open to the public for bookable 'Driving Experiences', 'Passenger Experiences', private driving tuition and even a racing car-driving license course. Every Tuesday, the circuit is open to bicycles for TrainYAS (6-10 pm). At the centre of the circuit is a unique five-star hotel, the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, the only hotel in the world that is half on land, half on water and overlooks a F1 circuit. At the Ristorante Cipriani, diners can eat dishes prepared by the chefs of Harry’s Bar in Venice.

Ferrari World – The first Ferrari theme park. It tells the story of the Italian automobile manufacturer with over 20 attractions, shopping and authentic Italian specialty foods.

Yas Island – An emerging leisure destination 30 minutes from the UAE capital, Yas Island features the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit, the setting of the annual Formula 1 'Etihad Airways' Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as well as theme parks, exclusive hotels and golf courses.

Yas Viceroy Hotel – The main characteristic of the hotel is the sweeping, 219m expanse of steel and glass panels that create a veil draped over the two hotel towers, which are linked by a bridge that crosses the F1 circuit. The lighting system, made up of over 5,096 diamond-shaped glass panels, changes colour through cable TV screens and creates a stunning optical effect.


#RideToAbuDhabi
The Abu Dhabi Tour, organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sports and Events (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%.
#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.


SHIFT Active Media
Manolo Bertocchi

 
RCS Sport Cycling Press Office
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RCS Sport
Stefano Diciatteo

 
RCS Sport Press Office Coordinator
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