Taylor Phinney of BMC Racing won the inaugural Dubai Tour on Saturday despite a third consecutive stage win by German Marcel Kittel of Team Giant-Shimano.
This edition has been a great success: a huge thanks to the Dubai Sports Council for all the efforts and the amazing organization.
A special thanks goes also to the institutional partners, the top sponsors, the official partners and supporters, to all the teams and riders and to the population of Dubai. Dubai Tour has been organized by Dubai Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sport.
The award is a Circle of Stars by Pininfarina has a strong and distinctive character combining the purity and essentiality of lines with the richness and refinement of materials. its comes alive from a circle, the simplest and the most perfect form, under the pressure of the movement, resulting in a dynamic and elegant shape. Several are the references to the world of cycling: the Circle of Stars can in fact be seen as a wheel of a racing bike, representing the tension of the competition and, at the same time, it was studied to be worn by the winner as homage to the cyclists of the past who used to bring the tube over the shoulder. The materials used have both an aesthetic and a symbolic role referring to the Dubai reality; the object takes shape from the extraordinary multi-faceted blue sand crystals, typical of the local desert, to be turned in a perfect and regular form thanks to the action of speed.
The Dubai Tour jerseys were designed by Versace, the famous luxury and fashion Italian company.