Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed waves at UAE Tour riders in Abu Dhabi

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Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed was spotted waving at riders competing in the UAE Tour in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office and member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, was seen stood in a plaza outside Qasr Al Hosn, cheering and waving at the cyclists.

UAE Tour said they were “honoured” to have Sheikh Khaled join them on the course.

The seven-day race kicked off on Sunday, February 21 and ended on Saturday.

Riders passed Sheikh Khaled in the seventh and final stage of the race, known at the Yas Island stage. Riders took from Yas Mall and ended the 147-kilometre stage of the race at Abu Dhabi’s Breakwater.

On Friday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, waved off riders at the starting line of the 165km sixth stage that saw participants cycle across the emirate.

UAE Team Emirates’ Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar was named overall winner of the UAE Tour on Saturday.

Published: February 28, 2021 12:26 PM