Julien Morice (Vital Concept CC) won the first stage of the Sharjah Tour (2.1), an individual time trial of 10.2 kilometers in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). He beat Gaëtan Bille (Sovac-Natura4Ever) and team-mate Kris Boeckmans.
At the same time, Julien Morice becomes the first leader of this fifth edition.
Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia) won in the big sprint on the second stage of the Sharjah Tour (2.1), which played over 151.5 kilometers between Al Batayeh and Mleiha (UAE). The Italian beat Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept CC) and Mohd Harrif Saleh (Terengganu Cycling Team).
Julien Morice (Vital Concept CC) keeps the yellow leader’s jersey.
The second stage route designed almost entirely through the desert covering 151.56km from Al-Bataeh Sport Club to Maliha Sport Club, UAE.
Salim Kipkemboi (Bike Aid) won Friday’s third stage of the 116-kilometer Sharjah Tour (2.1) between Dibba and Wadi Al Helo (UAE). The Kenyan sprinted ahead of Thomas Lebas (Kinan Cycling Team) and Javier Moreno (Delko Marseille-Provence KTM). The latter becomes the new leader of the general classification.
The third stage racing route took riders to the arduous mountains with slopes to precede the swoop towards the stretch of goal.
Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia) won the sprint on the fourth and final stage of the Sharjah Tour (2.1), which played 99.1 kilometers around Sharjah (UAE). The Italian beat Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept CC) and Aidis Kruopis (Vérandas Willems-Crelan).
Javier Moreno (Delko Marseille-Provence KTM) won the overall classification of this edition.
Harrif Saleh (Terengganu Cycling Team) clinched the fourth while Irwandie Lakasek (Terengganu Cycling Team) was the 10th to arrive.
Organized by Sharjah Sport Council, Address: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Tour of Sharjah is an international stage race, organized according to UCI rules and classified as a UCI 2.1 Men elite event in the Asian Tour.