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Arrogate wins the Dubai World Cup 2017

Arrogate wins the Dubai World Cup 2017 After missing the start and falling far behind, American champion Arrogate (USA) unleashed one of the most spectacular performances in the 22-year history of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline – and perhaps in all of racing worldwide – as he powered home to a two-and-a-quarter-length victory in front of a madly cheering crowd. “It goes to show you how great this horse is. He did that with all class. He’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life,” said an emotional trainer Bob Baffert, who gave up all hope when…

Marcel Kittel wins Dubai Tour 2017

Marcel Kittel wins Dubai Tour 2017 Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) won his second straight Dubai Tour in style as he claimed the conclusive stage in a bunch gallop ahead of Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Riccardo Minali (Astana Pro Team) after the peloton caught breakaway riders Floris Gerts (BMC Racing Team), Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana Pro Team), Ivan Garcia Cortina (Bahrain-Merida) and Matteo Bono (UAE Abu Dhabi). The German star added Stage 5 and the General Classification to reach the total of 75 pro career victories. STAGE RESULT 1 – Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) 124km in 2h34’12”, average speed 48.249km/h 2 – Elia Viviani (Team Sky) s.t. 3…

Tola wins the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2017

Tola wins the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2017 Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa lead an Ethiopian clean-sweep at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (Friday) as Kenenisa Bekele’s world record bid fell apart in the opening few strides. “The pace was very fast at the start,” said Tola after receiving his trophy from HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club and Julian Wynter, Standard Chartered Bank CEO UAE. “The 15k time (43.26) was much too fast but when we saw that Kenenisa was well behind, I became more confident. I’m…

California Chrome wins Meydan's Dubai World Cup 2016

California Chrome wins Meydan’s Dubai World Cup 2016 On Saturday March 26 2016, California Chrome wins the $10m Dubai World Cup, the richest race of the season, by three-and-three-quarter lengths in a course record time. California Chrome finished second behind a surprise winner in the same race 12 months ago. Victor Espinoza, California Chrome’s jockey, said he felt his saddle starting to slip at an early stage but he steered the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner to an emphatic success. Sherman, a former jockey who also rode work on Swaps, one of the great Kentucky Derby winners, paid tribute to Espinoza’s skill. “Victor did a…

Interview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Interview with Sara Errani, winner of WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Sara Errani defeated Barbora Strycova 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Dubai Tennis Championships, three years after first reaching the final. The Italian will rise back into the top 20 as a result of her comprehensive victory in 66 minutes, according to WTA calculations. The 28-year-old becomes the first Italian woman to lift women’s crown in Dubai in this 16th edition of this competition. We met her for an interview at the end of the semi-finals. – Obviously mixed results today: Where did the double match go…

Esteban Chaves is the winner of the Abu Dhabi Tour 2015 Esteban Chaves celebrated victory with his Orica-GreenEdge teammates. The ever-smiling climber, who won two stages and finished fifth at the Vuelta a Espana, has enjoyed a break through season. He is now set to win the first edition of the four-day stage race, which ends with a 110km twilight stage on the Yas Marina Formula One circuit. He leads Fabio Aru (Astana) by 16 seconds, with Wout Poels (Team Sky) at 27 seconds. The 25-year-old Colombian set up victory by winning the key mountain stage to Jebel Hafeet on…

Andrea Guardini is the winner of The ADNOC Stage

Andrea Guardini is the winner of The ADNOC Stage Andrea Guardini (Astana Team) is the winner of the ADNOC Stage (the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour 2015). Guardini was forced to jump around a slowing Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) but still had the legs to beat Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) Sagan’s teammate Daniele Bennati. The start line was in the suggestive scenery of Qasar Al Sarab Resort in the middle of the red desert. The stage had been reduced by 14.5km after the high temperatures (around 40 C°) made for a slow day of racing, and the peloton had just one corner to manage…