DUBAI, 14th September, 2021 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, met David Lappartient, President of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in the presence of Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, at the Council’s headquarters.
During the meeting – which was also attended by Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Osama Al Shafar, President of Asian Cycling Confederation, and Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council – the two sides discussed ways to further enhance the strong ties between the two parties, and consolidate the UAE and Dubai’s position as a leading destination for major international cycling events.
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed said that in Dubai, cycling enjoys the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who as a keen cyclist, sets an example for others. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed’s directives to create dedicated cycling tracks combined with the support of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, who is also a keen cyclist and proponent of its physical and mental benefits, has led to the construction of a large network of cycling tracks and paths.
The two sides discussed potential future cooperation between Dubai Sports Council and UCI as well as Dubai’s bid to become a bicycle-friendly city and its efforts to obtain the ‘UCI Bike City’ label, which recognises cities […]