2017 DUBAI TOUR PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST IS UNVEILED, NOW IT’S TIME TO COMPETE! PICK THE WINNER OF THE 2017 DUBAI TOUR, AND YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE BLUE LEADER’S JERSEY.
Some of the world’s best sprinters are ready to race, who will be the winner of DUBAI TOUR 2017? The last year’s winner or a young outsider?
5 HOT ASPIRANTS FOR THE OVERALL GC:
Elia Viviani (ITA – Team Sky)
Viviani, is one of the most accomplished sprinters in the peloton, having claimed 40 victories since turning pro in 2010. The gold medalist in the Omnium at the Rio Olympic Games won the Dubai Tour second stage and wore the Blue Jersey as leader of the GC in 2015 and in 2016.
Marcel Kittel (GER – Quick-Step Floors)
Kittel’s palmares includes 74 victories, with five stages at the Dubai Tour and the last year’s general classification (Blue Jersey) and point classification (Red Jersey).
Mark Cavendish (British Isles – Team Dimension Data)
In 2016 Mark won the gold medal with Bradley Wiggins in the Madison at the Track World Championships; on 2 July he took the opening stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish at Utah Beach and put on the yellow jersey for the first time; in August he won the silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in the Omnium. Cavendish won two stages and the overall victory at the 2015 Dubai Tour.
John Degenkolb (GER – Trek-Segafredo)
Degenkolb has won the Milano-Sanremo (2015), Paris-Roubaix (2015), Paris-Tours (2013), Gent-Wevelgem (2014) one-day races and a stage at the Giro d’Italia (2013), along with 10 stage victories at the Vuelta a España. “Dege” won the Hatta Stage of the 2015 edition of the Dubai Tour, wearing the Blue Jersey.
Yousif Mirza (UAE – UAE Abu Dhabi)
Yousif Mohamed Ahmed Mirza Al-Hammadi was born 8 October 1988 in Khor Fakkan. He is a sprinter and won multiple Emirati national titles and the silver medal in the road race at the 2015 Asian Cycling Championships. He is the first Emirati cyclist since Ali Sayed Darwish in 1996 to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Thanks to his good past results, he’s the first Emirati professional rider to become a member of a WorldTeam.
The usual Castelli rules apply (see below), only one entry is allowed per person, and you enter by commenting below who you think
will win the 2017 Dubai Tour.
2. The prize drawing is open to residents of the European Union and North America.
3. This contest begins today at 11:00 am (CET) and ends at the start of the last stage.
4. The Castelli random-number generator will pick the lucky winner.
THE BLUE LEADER’S JERSEY IS THE PRIZE
MADE FOR HOT DAYS WITH AN AERO FIT
With the same fit and materials as the professional riders, the Dubai Tour leader’s jersey is perfect for the warm Dubai climate.
Castelli has partnered with the leading Italian fabric supplier SITIP to give the riders a lightweight next-to-nothing fabric for hot desert temperatures, the high-tech fabric blocks 96% of UV rays while providing excellent moisture management. The jersey is cut in a close-to-the-body anatomical shape for maximum aerodynamic performance when the peloton headed into dusty crosswind sections.