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

Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2016 – (Marhaban!) from Stage 4, Yas Marina stage, the final stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour (20-23 October 2016), organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council with the collaboration of RCS Sport. The entire stage takes place on the Yas Marina Circuit (143km), with 26 laps of 5.5km, including three richly-rewarded intermediate sprints. swiss replica watches of rolex,patek philippe,breitling replica online shop sale.


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 €2,000.


The peloton, 102 riders strong, passed km 0 at 17.01. Did not start: dossard number 46, Ravasi.

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Classifications

WEATHER

Yas Marina Circuit, 5.00pm: sunny, 33°C. Wind: 24km/h WSW.

Yas Marina Circuit, 8:00pm: sunny, 29°C. Wind: 23km/h SSW

STAGE AND TIMINGS

Stage 4 – Yas Island Stage (143km)

Entirely raced on Yas Marina Circuit

Finish: Approx. 8.00pm

Race Headquarters: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Nation Towers, Corniche Abu Dhabi (UAE)


JERSEYS

•RED JERSEY, sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (General Classification by time) – Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team)

•GREEN JERSEY, sponsored by Nation Towers (General Classification by points) – Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data)

•WHITE JERSEY, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports (Best Young Rider, born after 1 January 1991) – Julien Bernard (Trek - Segafredo)

•BLACK JERSEY, sponsored by Etihad (Intermediate Sprint Classification) – Jens Keukeleire (Orica - BikeExchange)


GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 - Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team)

2 - Nicola Roche (Team Sky) at 21"

3 - Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida) at 43"

4 - Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) at 1'00"

 

5 - Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) s.t.

ROUTE

The final stage is entirely on Yas Island. There are 26 laps on the Yas Marina Circuit, each of 5.5km with three Intermediate Sprints as we count down to the finale. The first Intermediate Sprint is at lap 11, with 15 laps to go; the second at 10 laps to go and the last Intermediate Sprints with just five laps to go. Last year during the Yas Island Stage, for the first time ever in a men's professional road race, live on-board bike camera footage was made available and used for live television race coverage.

Last km

 

On the perfect tarmac of a 5.5km race circuit with wide roads and large, sweeping bends. The final 250 metres are on straight, flat asphalt.


POINTS OF INTEREST

YAS MARINA CIRCUIT

The circuit is home to the Formula1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is open to the public with daily events, including Driving Experiences, Passenger Experiences, Private Driving Tuition, and the Race Car Driver License Course. Every week the 5.5km circuit is open to the public for sports activities: the StartYas on Sunday and the TrainYas on Tuesdays, open from 6 to 10pm, encouraging cyclists and runners to use the track as a sports facility.

 

FERRARI WORLD, ABU DHABI

The world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park is home to a winning mix of Ferrari inspired rides and attractions, the biggest Ferrari Store and a range of authentic Italian dining options. Attractions include the highest rollercoaster loop in the world (Flying Aces) and the world’s fastest rollercoaster (Formula Rossa) with a top speed of 250km/h achieved in a mere 4.9 seconds.

 

YAS ISLAND

As an emerging leisure destination only 30 minutes from the UAE capital, Yas Island features the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit that plays host to the Formula1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix every year, as well as theme parks, exclusive hotels and golf courses.

  

YAS VICEROY HOTEL

 

This unique five-star hotel is set half on land and half on water, overlooking the F1 circuit. The main characteristic of the hotel is its covering, a 219m expanse of sweeping steel and glass panels that provides a veil draped over the two hotel towers, linked by a bridge that crosses the racetrack. 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. Inside the Yas Viceroy at the Ristorante Cipriani you can taste the dishes designed by Harry’s Bar in Venice and classic Italian specialties.


S MALL

With a surface of 235,000m2 and a range of international brands, the Yas Mall is the largest mall in Abu Dhabi and the second largest in the Emirates. With over 60 restaurants and coffee shops, Yas Mall also features a 4D movie cinema, the super maxiscreen of the VOX movie theatre and, among other things, the first Lego Concept Store in the region.


YAS BEACH

Set on a majestic stretch of white sand, and easily connected to all of the island’s diverse leisure activities, this laid-back beach is a blissful new development on the emirate’s entertainment district. Sun seekers holidaying at any of Yas Island’s seven hotels and hotel apartments can now enjoy complimentary access to Yas Beach.


YAS LINKS

 

Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi – designed by Kyle Phillips, the world-renowned course architect – is the Middle East’s only true links course. Nestled on the western shores of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s landmark entertainment destination, every daunting, dynamic Yas Links hole has sparkling coastline views of the Arabian Gulf – indeed eight run right up along the coastline.


S MALL

With a surface of 235,000m2 and a range of international brands, the Yas Mall is the largest mall in Abu Dhabi and the second largest in the Emirates. With over 60 restaurants and coffee shops, Yas Mall also features a 4D movie cinema, the super maxiscreen of the VOX movie theatre and, among other things, the first Lego Concept Store in the region.


YAS BEACH

Set on a majestic stretch of white sand, and easily connected to all of the island’s diverse leisure activities, this laid-back beach is a blissful new development on the emirate’s entertainment district. Sun seekers holidaying at any of Yas Island’s seven hotels and hotel apartments can now enjoy complimentary access to Yas Beach.


YAS LINKS

 

Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi – designed by Kyle Phillips, the world-renowned course architect – is the Middle East’s only true links course. Nestled on the western shores of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s landmark entertainment destination, every daunting, dynamic Yas Links hole has sparkling coastline views of the Arabian Gulf – indeed eight run right up along the coastline.

 

#RideToAbuDhabi

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. 

 

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 http://pressroom.rcssport.it/ (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.


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Manolo Bertocchi

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