- Cyclists get exclusive access into this year’s Eat Well Live Well Athlete Village
- Borja Sanz and Lorraine Mullarkey take first in 45km course
- Next Build-Up Ride sees athletes take on 66km course on 18th December
Dubai: In partnership with Dubai Sports Council, this weekend saw more than 600 cyclists take on the second Build-Up Ride for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, as athletes continued their preparations for the upcoming main race in February 2022 with a 45km ride on Saturday.
Through constant sunshine at Al Qudra track, cyclists powered through the 45km ride at blistering speeds of over 40km/h as the ride saw some strong performances from across the peloton.
In the second round of this year’s Build-Up Rides, Borja Sanz from Spain, and Lorraine Mullarkey from Ireland took first place in Saturday’s ride. Sanz completing the course in just over one hour, with a time of 1:00:41 took home first in the men’s category, while Mullarkey finished top of the peloton in a competitive women’s field, as she crossed the line in 1:02:12.
Following Saturday’s ride, Borja Sanz will wear the coveted leader’s jersey in the male field in the next Build-Up Ride on 18th December in the preliminary standings. With a strong performance on Saturday, Babita Khatri is the new leader in the female field, taking the yellow jersey into Build-Up Ride Three as the competition heats up moving through the DUBAI BIG 5 competition in this year’s Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge on 18th February.
There are two remaining Build-Up Rides in this year’s Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, with the 66km course on December 18th followed by the final Build-Up Ride of 85km on 22nd January 2022 before the main challenge in February.
BUR 3: 66km on 18 December 2021
BUR 4: 85km on 22 January 2022
Cyclists this weekend were also able to get an exclusive look at the Spinney’s Eat Well Live Well Athlete Village, as competitors enjoyed healthy treats to aid in their post-race recovery and took home from the village insightful tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Held in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, Spinneys and Dubai 92, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is one of the Middle East’s premium sporting races, regularly attracting thousands of riders from all over the world. Ideal for first-time racers
or those with little cycling experience, a short course ride has also been reintroduced for 2022, along with a much-elevated post-event race village and hospitality experience for the riders, their friends, and family to enjoy.
The organisers will ensure that the necessary precautions are in place at all Build-Up Rides and the main event to ensure public wellness and a COVID-19 safe environment. More details will be shared individually with each participant closer to the events.
For registration and further information, please visit www.cyclechallenge.ae.
© Press Release 2021