Erwin Sedanir and Van Hatum emerged winners of the 90-kilometre cycle races for men and women at the Al Wathba track organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) at the weekend.
The Frenchman won the long distance race in 2h:11m:27s from Britons Simon Henley and Stolary.
The Dutch cyclist clinched the women’s race in 2h:33m:14s from Lubna Hatum of Egypt took and Finn Healy.
Marwan Al Baloushi of Abu Dhabi Police took the 60km race in 1h:00m:16s and the women’s race was won by Lofy Ryan of Ireland.
Mansur Al Mazrouie claimed the 30km men’s race in 47m:56s and Ivana Sargik bagged the women’s event in 1h:02m:16s.
The second edition of the race, part of the community sports of the ADSC drew 256 competitors.
His Excellency Mattar Suhail Ali Al Yabhouni Al Dhahiri, a board member of ADSC, was guest of honour and presented the awards to the winners and medallions to all the participants.
Khalid Al Qubaisi, head of community sports of ADSC, thanked the sponsors and partners for their contributions for another successful staging of the race.
“Our objective is to draw the community for these events and we believe the cycle race is one of the most popular among the community sports,” said Al Qubaisi.
“The participation of the community in every sport is our objective. We are confident this cycle race will continue to draw more cyclists at every race. Congratulations to all the participants.”
The sponsors and partners of the race were: Al Ain Water, National Ambulance, Abu Dhabi Police, Department of Health, Department of Transport and Municipal Affairs, and Gulf Multi Sport.