ABU DHABI TOUR: JERSEYS UNVEILED – 20/23 October 2016 #RidetoAbuDhabi

From left: Mohamed Sanad Alqubaisi, HR
Deputy Director, ADNOC; Muaammar Ibraheem Al Hadidi, Chief Property
Officer, International Capital Trading; Hamed Alharthi, Assistant
Manager – Corporate Communications, Mubadala; Gerardo Llanes, Executive
Director, Destination Management, Yas Island; H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani,
General Secretary, Abu Dhabi Sports Council –
Photo Credits: Luca Lombardi


Four stages, four days of competition and the four colours of the UAE
flag inspired the four different jerseys that the classification leaders
will wear after every stage. Let’s start with the most prestigious
jersey, the red of GC leader. The leader’s jersey will be sponsored by
ADSC. Last year the red jersey was won by the first winner of the Abu
Dhabi Tour, the Colombian Esteban Chaves. Second, in order of
importance, it’s the green Points Classification jersey, sponsored by
Nation Towers and won in 2015 by the Italian Elia Viviani.

The black jersey for the
Intermediate Sprint competition, won last year by the Italian Alessandro
Bazzana, will again be sponsored by Etihad Airways. The Best Young
Rider Classification Leader, born after January 1, 1991, will be awarded
the white jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, which is also
confirmed as the race host broadcaster. The jerseys are designed and
made by the iconic brand Castelli and are cut in a close-to-the-body
anatomical shape for maximum aerodynamic performance when the peloton
head into dusty crosswind sections.

Red Jersey – General Classification: worn by the overall winner, the rider who has proven to be the most consistent over the course.

Powered by: Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC)
“As the principal sports promoter and developer in this emirate, it is
fitting that we sponsor the Abu Dhabi Tour’s most representative jersey
which denotes leadership. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain
worldwide exposure for our work and Abu Dhabi’s growing cycling
credentials,” said His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary, Abu Dhabi Sports Council.

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC)
was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE
Armed Forces.
The ADSC is closely aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision to
develop sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective,
emirate-wide sports calendar that encourages all Abu Dhabi residents to
participate in quality sports and helps the talented and motivated reach
their sporting potential.

The Council also hosts and
supports the staging of international world-class sporting events. These
include: the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; the Formula 1TM
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; the ITU World Triathlon Series;
both the Abu Dhabi and Gary Player Invitationals; the FIBA 3×3 World
Tour Final; the Red Bull Air Race; the Mubadala World Tennis
Championship; the 2017 and 2018 FIFA Club World Cups; the 2019 AFC Asian
Cup UAE and the UCI WorldTour event, The Abu Dhabi Tour.
We at ADSC firmly believe that sporting events deliver a host of
benefits for the emirate and its residents. These span improved health
and wellness, building community spirit, discovering local talent and
delivering international exposure for the emirate as a world-class
sporting events hub. Whether it is land, sea or air, we have sport

– Green Jersey – Points Classification: worn by the peloton’s fastest man.

Powered by: Nation Towers

“We’re extremely excited to
announce this partnership, this is a major milestone for the Nation
Towers team and we believe this partnership will bring a lot of value to
the community and to our stakeholders. We are committed to promoting a
healthy lifestyle and inspiring the community to participate in the
sport,” said Hamad Al Shamsi, CEO of International Capital Trading.

Nation Towers is a luxury complex comprising two towers that
have world class facilities including The St. Regis Abu Dhabi hotel,
loft apartments, office space, retail, cinemas, recreational amenities,
beach club and ample parking for residents and visitors.

– White Jersey- Young Rider Classification: worn by the best U25 young rider in the overall classification.

Powered by: Abu Dhabi Sports Channel

Abu Dhabi Media is pleased to
take part in the Abu Dhabi Tour, by providing support from its Sports
Channels, which will award the white jersey to the Abu Dhabi Tour’s best
young rider, explained H.E. Mohamed Ebraheem Al Mahmood, Chairman and
Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Media. He also stressed Abu Dhabi Sports
Channels’ ongoing commitment to strengthen the Emirate’s position as a
world class destination for sport, reflecting the growing sporting
environment in the UAE.

“Abu Dhabi Media places great importance on international sporting
events, especially those where world champions are competing.  We are
honoured to welcome all cyclists to Abu Dhabi and are dedicated to
supporting our partners and stakeholders participating in the Tour, led
by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, to ensure the event is a resounding
success. We look forward to providing our audiences with a rich and
diverse range of quality content,” said H.E. Mohamed Ebraheem Al Mahmood, Chairman and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Media.

Al Mahmood is proud that Abu Dhabi Sports Channels, have been a leader
in covering major global sporting events, since their establishment,
using the latest broadcasting and digital technologies in an objective
and professional manner. He confirmed that Abu Dhabi Media’s preparation
to cover the Abu Dhabi Tour is based on a comprehensive media and live
broadcast plan, covering all four stages of the race and its related

Abu Dhabi Sports Channel is an UAE Arab channel part of the Abu Dhabi Media Company.

– Black Jersey – Intermediate Sprint Classification: worn by the rider who gains most Intermediate Sprint Points.

Powered by: Etihad Airways

“The Abu Dhabi Tour is a key component of Etihad Airways’ sports
sponsorship portfolio in the UAE, which supports activities from golf to
jiu-jitsu and from football to Formula 1. We know cycling is becoming
increasingly popular across the country and are proud to support this
growth,” said Hareb Al Muhairy, Senior Vice President, Corporate and International Affairs at Etihad Airways.

Etihad Airways is the National Airline of the United
Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways was established by Royal (Amiri) Decree in
July 2003. It commenced operations in November 2003 and has developed
into one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial

The airline seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality – cultured,
considerate, warm and generous – as well as enhance the prestige of Abu
Dhabi as a centre of hospitality between East and West. Our goal is to
be a truly 21st century, global airline, challenging and changing the
established conventions of airline hospitality.


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