Telling the story of a remarkable UCI World Championship
UAE Team Emirates brought the curtain down on a highly-memorable 2023 season which saw them take 1st place in the UCI Teams Ranking. The team has clinched the top spot, underscoring their place in the upper echelons of professional cycling.
This outstanding victory is testament to the unwavering dedication and exceptional talent of the entire UAE Team Emirates roster. With 57 victories throughout the 2023 season, they have consistently showcased their strength and prowess on the global cycling stage. These wins have come in a wide array of competitions, from classic one-day races to gruelling Grand Tours. In total 17 different riders from the team claimed victories which demonstrates the strength in depth of the team.
The team’s success is exemplified by the phenomenal performance of Tadej Pogačar, who finished as the number 1 ranked rider in the world. The 25-year-old Slovenian sensation has truly cemented his place in the annals of cycling history with a stunning season. His triumph at two of the cycling ‘Monuments’ -,Ronde Van Vlaanderen and Il Lombardia, and consistent results in other prestigious races have solidified his status as one of the sport’s brightest stars.
The top of the individual rider rankings were also filled by UAE riders with Pogačar (1st), Adam Yates (8th), Almeida (10th), and Marc Hirschi (12th).
UAE Team Emirates has established itself as a force within the sport, achieving this remarkable milestone after years of commitment to excellence and fostering a winning culture with a total of 57 victories and 137 podium spots.
We have been by the team’s side since their inception in 2017, leading their external communications across the UAE and developing their strategic objectives to foster a culture of cycling across the entirety of the UAE, and ultimately play a part in the team’s ascension to the top of UCI World Cycling. We also support the team with all logistical elements of each of the team’s visits to the region.
Alongside Abu Dhabi Sports Council, we delivered a large media event for the team on Thursday 19 October, in which the largest media outlets and broadcasters across the UAE were invited to delve into the team’s incredible rise and record-breaking 2023 season. We also organized a Q&A and meet-and-greet opportunity for all ADNOC employees to meet their Champions, followed by an executive lunch held with Senior Leadership at ADNOC, who have been a proud partner of the team for a number of years.
The team also delivered their largest community ride along event to date, as over 600 people signed up to join the team for their #WeAreUAE Community Ride Along at Al Hudayriyat.
The evening began with an Aldar Youth Cycling Academy, whereby the UAE’s stars of tomorrow were joined by today’s champions. Following this, the large ride along event commenced as over 600 of the Abu Dhabi Cycling community joined the team for a celebration of their success and the continual growth of cycling across the UAE.