Men's winner is David Williams (6:43.91), women's winner is Roisin Thomas (7:30.63) Prize ceremony on Sunday during the final stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour

Abu Dhabi, 18 October 2016 – The final session of the Abu Dhabi Challenge was a sell-out last night at the Yas Marina Circuit. The competition to find the fastest men and women around the 5.5km circuit was incredible popular, with the winners posting some blistering times. Canada’s David Williams recorded the fastest outright time with 6:43.91, while Roisin Thomas of Ireland was the fastest female, lapping at 7:30.63. Both winners will be awarded their prizes on the evening of Sunday 23 October at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Tour’s Final Stage village, along with the winners of each age category. 

This Abu Dhabi Challenge final men's and women's podium:

- David Williams (Canada) 6:43.91

- Jasper Carpaij (Nederlands) 6:51.18

- Christian Henn (Germany) 6:52.80

- Roisin Thomas (Ireland) 7:30.63

- Amber Harding (Great Britain) 7:48.93

- Yvonne Van Hattum (Nederlands) 7:59.13.


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There will be a special Abu Dhabi Challenge awards ceremony on Sunday 23 October at 7.30pm, at the Final Stage village, with prizes presented for the three fastest riders in each of the following age categories: Age 18-24, Age 25-29, Age 30-34, Age 35-39, Age 40-44, Age 45-49, Age 50-54, Age 55-59, Age 60-64, and Age 65-69.

Then, at 8.45pm, on the Abu Dhabi Tour podium, the Abu Dhabi Challenge prize ceremony will see the presentation of prizes to the outright first three men and the first three women, as listed above. Their prizes will be:

1st classified man and woman: Dedicated trophy with winner's name; 3,000AED Voucher offered by RIDE BIKE SHOP; technical cycling jersey and ADT VIP EXPERIENCE

2nd classified man and woman: Dedicated trophy with winner's name; 2,000AED Voucher offered by RIDE BIKE SHOP; technical cycling jersey


3rd classified man and woman: Dedicated trophy with winner's name; + 1,000AED Voucher offered by RIDE BIKE SHOP; technical cycling jersey


The Abu Dhabi Tour, organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council with the collaboration of RCS Sport, will take place from 20 to 23 October. 



The second edition of the UCI Cycling Gala, an event conceived to celebrate the end of the UCI professional replica piaget dream team watches road cycling season and its stakeholders, will take place in the evening of October 18th. The event will be produced by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sport, in the presence of biggest names in professional men’s and women’s road cycling, UCI Management Committee members, representatives of national federations, international media and all the athletes that will take part to the upcoming Abu Dhabi Tour: during the evening the UCI Cycling Gala will also feature the official Team Presentation of the Abu Dhabi Tour. The following day (19 October), race preliminary operations and Top Rider press conference are scheduled.

Abu Dhabi Tour Media Kit

From the official online pressroom the media can download high resolution pictures of the 2015 race, the various press conferences, the opening ceremony and the final evening which was dedicated to the very first UCI Cycling Gala.

In order to download the pictures, just go to (username: press / password: press), select “Scarica contenuti/Download contents” on the top right, choose “2015” or "2016" from the menu on the left, then “Ciclismo”, and then “Abu Dhabi Tour”. The photos are free of charge for editorial use, as long as both the Abu Dhabi Tour and the photographer’s name is quoted.  

In addition to the photos, the official promo video is available for the same purposes. The clip is free of charge for editorial use exclusively on internet, as long as Abu Dhabi Tour is accredited. Here is the link.


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