Exclusive: New big-budget ‘peace race’ to take place in Israel, Bahrain and UAE
July 07, 2023
A new, big-budget end-of-season race is understood to pit the Grand Tour winner and the sport’s biggest name in a so-called “peace race” in Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in October 2024. “. Israel and Arab nations are coming together for a major sporting event.
This game will be the finale of the season and will be followed by the UCI Gala Awards.
Israeli billionaire and owner Israel-Premier Tech Along with the Bahrain Victorious team, Sylvan Adams was involved in the creation of the Peace Race, which has no connection to the long-running event of the same name in Central Europe Tadej PogacharThe players of the Emirates team all want to play at home.
Knowing that the Peace Race is likely to develop in the coming years, Saudi Arabia may also host a stage thanks to the Alula sponsorship of the Jayco-AlUla team and reports that the Saudi state-funded Neom smart city project may take over Jumbo’s sponsorship – Weiss Ma team.
The contest will highlight the recently signed Abraham Accords peace treaty and improving relations between Israel and key Arab states, but it could also draw criticism from the baptism.
The Peaceful Race will not be part of the UCI World Tour in 2024, with the season-long series expected to conclude with the Tour of Guangxi in China in mid-October.
Peace Race extended the season into October, thus clashing with the Japan Cup, National Time Trial and Gravel World Championships. However, it will create a high-profile end-of-season event, much like the “Battle in Dubai” of the ATP finals in professional tennis or professional golf.