ADNOC and UAE Team Emirates Celebrate World’s Biggest Bike Race with Free Community Cycling Event at Yas Marina Circuit
July 05, 2021: On Tuesday 13th July, as UAE Team Emirates tackles Stage 16 of the Tour de France, team partner, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is inviting the whole community to get behind the team through a unique cycling event hosted at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
For one night only, ADNOC will be turning Train Yas yellow with its Tour de Yas event. As part of its broader initiatives to promote healthy and active lifestyle among the UAE community, cyclists will have the chance to watch the Tour de France live on the big screens as they cycle around the track. They can also take part in a short course Time Trial to win prizes and signed team merchandise.
A new 2.3km circuit configuration will be opened exclusively for the Time Trial event as riders of all ages and abilities are encouraged to channel their inner Tadej Pogacar with the aim of setting a new fastest lap time.
To inject some added star power into the event, UAE Team Emirates’ Matteo Trentin will make a guest appearance via a live virtual Q+A from his training camp in Spain. The three-time Tour de France stage winner will also provide real-time commentary of the race, offering unparalleled insight into the tactics and mindsets of the riders leading the pro peloton through the mountains.
Trentin said: “I couldn’t be more proud of the team right now. They are doing an amazing job at the Tour and it’s great to know that whole of the UAE is cheering them on. I look forward to being a part of the Tour de Yas event and answering questions from our fans in the UAE.”
The free event starts at 18:00 and will be held with strict Covid-19 precautions in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone attending the event. Attendees will be able to watch the Tour de France from fan zone areas inside the track.
The time trial competition will commence at 20:00 with riders having one hour to set their fastest lap time. The evening will end with a prize-giving ceremony at 21:30, with the track closing at its usual time of 22:00.
Fans and cyclists can show their support for Tadej Pogacar and the whole of UAE Team Emirates by signing up here to participate.