As the cycling community gears up for the 14th edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, organisers have announced the race route for the Dubai Gran Fondo UCI World Series Qualifier event on Sunday, February 25.
Taking in stunning views and iconic locations across the city along the 94.1 km route, riders participating in the main event are in for a surprise as for the very first time, the track will be starting from Expo City Dubai.
Cyclists can look forward to passing by Dubai’s popular landmarks such as Global Village, Jumeirah Lake Towers and Jumeirah Golf Estates, after taking off from the start line at Expo City.
Participants of all skill levels will be able to test their endurance and push their limits as they tackle the picturesque routes.
The 14th edition will also see the return of the popular TotalEnergies Outride and InstaShop Junior Rides, taking place a day before the main event.
All competitors can look forward to a festive pre- and post-race experience in the Spinneys Eat Well Live Well village, where they can find an array of food and beverage options.
The elite category cyclists will be competing for a total prize purse of AED 36,000, with the winning male and female rider receiving AED 10,000, while second place and third place riders will earn AED 5,000 and AED 3,000.
"After breaking records in Build-Up Ride entries for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge this year, we are confident that the sport of cycling in this country will be marked by even greater milestones," said Ali Omar, Director of the Events Department at Dubai Sports Council.
The 94.1 km race will draw in competitive cyclists as they look to qualify for the 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.
With flatter terrain and a cooler climate, Dubai’s track provides a unique opportunity for riders to perform well.
The top 25 per cent of participants from each category will qualify to compete in the finals in Aalborg, Denmark, from August 29 to September 1, 2024.