British Simon Henley and Egyptian Ebtissam Zayed to take Dubai Granfondo in sprint

The 2022 edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge scored new record in numbers of participants and numbers of different nationalities at the start. Let this be a promising start of the 2022 post covid season with again lots of top level granfondos around the world.

The 94.8km flat and fast granfondo finished in a 4 men break at the end with British Simon Henley (M35-39) outsprinting his 3 opponents with Edgardo Tunay (PHI – M35-39) and Abdulrahman Salem (UAE – M19-34) finishing in second and third.

The four men stayed 25 seconds ahead of a larger 60 riders group with 13 women all sprinting for overall 5th place. Fastest female in that sprint was Egyptian Ebtissam Zayed (F19-34) who beated two Italians on the line with Carmela Cipriani (F19-34) and Aurora Mantovani (F19-34) in second and third. Remarkable was also that these three women all scored an overall top 10 ranking in the race.

More than 2000 riders had signed up for the weekend, a new great success.

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