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Event Rating UAE Road Cycling Championship - Stage 2
Oct 26
Collective Edition Ratings
Average Rating: 7.5
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10.0 Best Event 2018 Awadh Al Ghebewi · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Everything was outstanding planinge, Communications, Organization. one simple thing is the start was a bit late. many thanks”

7.5 A nice experience Panayotis Christopoulos · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
Edited on 28.10.2018

“A very good organization and a huge improvement vs. what we were used to when the Federation organized a race in the past. Great location, safety, live results, people knowning what they're supposed to do... Cons? The same as in Stage 1: Poor pre-race communication, very expensive entry fee. Also, although it was a cycling ITT, a lot of the bikes were outside UCI regulations. I'm not suggesting DSQ them, but at least bring a regulator stand and explain to the rides why their bikes were illegal.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2018
“Thank you for your feedback. We will continue to work on our communications however 3 emails were sent to the addresses provided 7 days, 5 days & 1 day prior. We'll check your email in the system to ensure it is correct. Although the race IS UAE Cycling Federation sanctioned it is NOT subsidized by the Federation NOR councils therefore costs are incurred to deliver on a great rider experience with a reasonable cost. We follow ICU rulings and will assess for next year's ITT.”

8.0 Well organised, great experience. Marc Mikulla · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event, good organisation. Could use some better pre-event communication to attract more participants. The staff on teh ramp could have used some practice on how sending off riders. That was all a bit shaky there possibly due to inexperience. Aside from that it was great.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2018
“Thank you for your feedback. We will endeavor to bolster our marketing across all platforms as we grow, and in what is a very robust sporting calendar. We will assess the ramp concerns as we aim to continue this discipline in future editions. We are very pleased you enjoyed the race and experience, thank you for your support.”

9.5 Near perfect! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well done in almost all aspects. Loved the ramp, the course and the location. Would definitely do it again without a doubt. The only area for improvement is the the pre-event communication where it seems not everyone got the emails regarding road closures and so forth and the organiser's website got updated quite late the day before.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2018
“Thank you for your feedback. We will endeavor to fine-tune our communications. We were very fortunate to have the Police actually close the roads, rather than rolling-close them, which was only confirmed the morning prior which led to our subsequent flurry of emails / messages. We are very pleased you enjoyed the race and experience, & sincerely thank you for your support.”

7.8 well organized event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Very well organized. Communication was great once received. Course was excellent as was the location itself. Only the starting ramp should have been wider or lower or somehow different. It was scary to stand on top and the gentleman holding was not too sure what to do at first. I think he got better throughout though. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 28.10.2018
“Thank you for your feedback. We will address the ramp concerns as this is a discipline we aim to continue in future editions, and we wish to give all competent amateurs as close to a 'Grand Tour' experience as possible. We greatly appreciate your support of the Championship.”

9.3 Very good event! Nuno Abreu · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“One of the best cycling event organizations I have been in the UAE. Very safe (all roads closed!) and very good signage (with so many turns, impossible to get lost). Great job.”

9.5 Great course. Closed roads. Well organized. Kanellos Papakanellou · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The course is impeccable with the exception of a couple of -not very high- speed bumpers. The roads were closed to traffic and the asphalt was in pristine condition. Small snacks like croissants, muffins,bananas,etc were available for participants as well coffee and water. More than enough for a 30minutes ride/effort. The event was well organized!”