The Extreme Conditions On The UAE World Tour Will Give You Serious Admiration For The Riders

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The one and only World Tour race in the Middle East culminated in an exciting finish in Dubai yesterday with Irish pro-cyclist Sam Bennett taking home the number one spot.

But it wasn't an easy ride. The cyclists on the tour, which travelled through Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai and RAK, battled extreme weather conditions and poor visibility on notoriously difficult stretches of ride, including the Jebel Jais climb.

This is what the riders faced

The Jebel Jais climb

Stage 5 saw heavy winds

Riders faced tricky conditions

They raced through Hatta Dam

Irish pro cyclist Sam Bennett took home his first title of the season

The final stage, which kicked off at Dubai Safari Park and ended in City Walk saw Bennett, part of WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe, beat out some of the fastest sprinters in the world to take home the trophy.

Citywalk was a buzz of activity with hundreds out to support the finishers

Sam Bennett - WINNER

The final result

Written By

Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.

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