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Lange sprints to Emirates Cup win

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The perfect way to observe a bike race

The perfect way to observe a bike race
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The peloton all together

The peloton all together
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The birds survey the course

The birds survey the course
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Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) in the bunch

Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) in the bunch
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The field pass one of the prime spectator's positions

The field pass one of the prime spectator's positions
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There weren't a lot of turns to negotiate on the course

There weren't a lot of turns to negotiate on the course
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A Medscheme rider takes control for a while

A Medscheme rider takes control for a while
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Wind split the peloton

Wind split the peloton
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The peloton passes through the start/finish

The peloton passes through the start/finish
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Relative peace in the peloton

Relative peace in the peloton
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A Medscheme rider gets his head down

A Medscheme rider gets his head down
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Team Medscheme were attentive to all the moves

Team Medscheme were attentive to all the moves
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An Azerbaidjani rider goes on the attack

An Azerbaidjani rider goes on the attack
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An early escape group

An early escape group
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The race stays together early on

The race stays together early on
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Left here boys

Left here boys
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We can go to the mall after the race

We can go to the mall after the race
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A rider gets picked up after a crash

A rider gets picked up after a crash
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The race rarely settled

The race rarely settled
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The scramble for wheels continues

The scramble for wheels continues
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Yousef Mirza Banihammad (UAE)

Yousef Mirza Banihammad (UAE)
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UAE rider checks the success of his attack

UAE rider checks the success of his attack
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Yousef Mirza Banihammad (UAE) corners

Yousef Mirza Banihammad (UAE) corners
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Morocco again work to shut down an attempted move

Morocco again work to shut down an attempted move
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An escape crosses the finish line as the peloton looms in the distance

An escape crosses the finish line as the peloton looms in the distance
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A UAE rider works hard in the break

A UAE rider works hard in the break
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The UAE riders were keen to make an impression at home

The UAE riders were keen to make an impression at home
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A CKT rider sucks in the big ones

A CKT rider sucks in the big ones
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Team Medscheme had huge numbers in the UAE

Team Medscheme had huge numbers in the UAE
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Steely focus from this rider

Steely focus from this rider
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Morocco stick together at the front end of the peloton

Morocco stick together at the front end of the peloton
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A support vehicle drives behind the race

A support vehicle drives behind the race
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The long flat roads meant the breakaway had trouble moving out of sight of the peloton

The long flat roads meant the breakaway had trouble moving out of sight of the peloton
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An escape group works had to gain an advantage

An escape group works had to gain an advantage
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The wind caused chaos for some riders

The wind caused chaos for some riders
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An escape group swells

An escape group swells
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A Thai rider leads the initial three man escape

A Thai rider leads the initial three man escape
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A Moroccan rider attempts to get away

A Moroccan rider attempts to get away
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Morocco were active throughout the day

Morocco were active throughout the day
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The peloton mark the attack

The peloton mark the attack
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The front group presses its advantage

The front group presses its advantage
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Team Medscheme control the race

Team Medscheme control the race
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The pace was high throughout the day

The pace was high throughout the day
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The peloton battle crosswinds in the UAE

The peloton battle crosswinds in the UAE
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Officials leave the presentation area

Officials leave the presentation area
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Nothing is done by halves in the UAE

Nothing is done by halves in the UAE
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The pace was high all day

The pace was high all day
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The sprint winds up

The sprint winds up
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Lange has a comfortable lead with just metres to go

Lange has a comfortable lead with just metres to go
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Lange sails to victory

Lange sails to victory
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Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) takes victory in the UAE

Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) takes victory in the UAE
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Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) salutes his win

Malcolm Lange (Team Medscheme) salutes his win
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Malcolm Lange is interviewed after his win

Malcolm Lange is interviewed after his win
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High level support for this event

High level support for this event
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The women's podium

The women's podium
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The support race podium

The support race podium
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Erwan Brenterch (2nd, AVC Aix En Provence), Malcom Lange (1st, Team Medsceme) and Benjamin Giraud (3rd, AVC Aix En Provence)

Erwan Brenterch (2nd, AVC Aix En Provence), Malcom Lange (1st, Team Medsceme) and Benjamin Giraud (3rd, AVC Aix En Provence)
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Morocco were the strongest team

Morocco were the strongest team
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Morocco share the team's trophy

Morocco share the team's trophy
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Race officials on the podium

Race officials on the podium
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The awards ceremony at the 2010 Emirates Cup

The awards ceremony at the 2010 Emirates Cup
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There were plenty of acknowledgements to be made

There were plenty of acknowledgements to be made
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Results
1Malcom Lange (RSA) Team Medsceme2:52:43
2Erwan Brenterch (Fra) AVC Aix En Provence
3Benjamin Giraud (Fra) AVC Aix En Provence
4Yousif Bani Hammad (UAE) UAE National-1
5Ahmed Belgasem (Lba) Libya Team
6Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) Moroccan Team
7Tarik Chaoufi (Mar) Moroccan Team
8Aleksandr Surutkovych (Aze) Azerbaijan-Neftchi
9Puchong Sai-Upomsin (Tha) Thailand
10Badr Al-Balooshi (UAE) UAE National-1
11Fadi Khanshikhoni (Syr) Syria
12Mohamed Elghoumari (Mar) Moroccan Team
13Josef Kugler (Aut) ARBO - KTM - Gebrüder Weiss
14Ahmed Bassam A Elbourdainy (Qat) Qatar National Team
15Natthapon Jeebthaworn (Tha) Thailand
16Hanco Kachelhoffer (RSA) Team Medsceme
17Cornelius Van Ooijen (Ned) Global Cycling Team
18Mouhcine Lahsaini (Mar) Moroccan Team
19Faysal Alshamaa (Lba) Libya Team
20Fathi Atunsi (Lba) Libya Team
21Ali Riza Tanriverdi (Tur) Turkey National Team
22Mohamed Almurawwi (UAE) UAE National-1
23Adil Jelloul (Mar) Moroccan Team
24Kart Ojavee (Est) CKT tmit - Champion System
25Thomas Lebas (Fra) AVC Aix En Provence0:00:06
26Nic White (RSA) Team Medsceme0:00:09
27Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) CKT tmit - Champion System
28Marc Mensebach (Ger) Victoria Neheim0:00:14
29Holger Burkhardt (Ger) CKT tmit - Champion System0:00:35
30Serge Herz (Ger) CKT tmit - Champion System0:01:20
31Roger Beuchat (Swi) CKT tmit - Champion System0:02:36
32Neil Mac Donald (RSA) Team Medsceme0:02:45
33Okart Bualoi (Tha) Thailand0:03:18
34Stefan Probst (Aut) ARBO - KTM - Gebrüder Weiss
35Ahmed Almansori (UAE) UAE National-20:03:53
36Alchin Asadov (Aze) Azerbaijan-Neftchi
37Radhwan Mohammed M Almoraqab (Qat) Qatar National Team0:03:55
38Seiçuk Turkcetin (Tur) Turkey National Team
39Lars Pria (Rom) ARBO - KTM - Gebrüder Weiss0:04:01
40Jawad Manssor (Brn) Bahrain0:05:10
41Nawuti Liphongyu (Tha) Thailand
42Mustafa Sayar (Tur) Turkey National Team
43Ayman Al-Habrati (KSA) Saudi Cycling Team
44Yimaz Habash (Syr) Syria
45Ahmed Abdalla (Lba) Libya Team0:05:14
46Abdelbasset Hannachi (Alg) Team Medsceme
47Abdelkader Rahmani (Alg) AVC Aix En Provence
48Sebastian Kamphuis (Ned) Global Cycling Team
49Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Moroccan Team0:07:41
50Marcel Möbus (Ger) Victoria Neheim0:07:56
51Wiwatchai Chaukhun (Tha) Thailand
52Alawi Sayed (Brn) Bahrain
53Christopher Kamphaus (Ger) Victoria Neheim
54Hamad Almohamad (Syr) Syria
55Jörg Scherf (Ger) Victoria Neheim
56Khalid Albalooshi (UAE) UAE National-2
57Adil Kurkut (Tur) Turkey National Team
58Miraç Kal (Tur) Turkey National Team
59Majid Albalooshi (UAE) UAE National-1
60Chris Willemse (RSA) Team Medsceme
61Tareq Ebrahim Esmaeili (Qat) Qatar National Team
62Ahmed Aldoseri (Brn) Bahrain
DNFAgshin Ismayilov (Aze) Azerbaijan-Neftchi
DNFUgur Marmara (Tur) Turkey National Team
DNFCarsten Gerhard (Ger) Victoria Neheim
DNFKhalid Bassam A H Elbardiny (Qat) Qatar National Team
DNFMohammed Maki Almabyuq (KSA) Saudi Cycling Team
DNFAlawi Taha (Brn) Bahrain
DNFMartin Frano (Svk) Global Cycling Team
DNFAfisi Bakare (Ngr) Nigeria Team
DNFKalizibe Caleb (Ngr) Nigeria Team
DNFAli Mohamed (Lba) Libya Team
DNFHannes Gruendlinger (Aut) ARBO - KTM - Gebrüder Weiss
DNFMahammad Alakbarov (Aze) Azerbaijan-Neftchi
DNFBenedigt Monig (Ger) Victoria Neheim
DNFGaruba Musa (Ngr) Nigeria Team
DNFRiliwan Azzez (Ngr) Nigeria Team
DNFKhareb Mohamed Samahi (Syr) Syria
DNFAli Jawad (Brn) Bahrain
DNFJaber Ali Majrshi (KSA) Saudi Cycling Team -
DNFAhmed Majrshi (KSA) Saudi Cycling Team
DNFSultan Asiri (KSA) Saudi Cycling Team
DNFFahad Khobrani (KSA) Saudi Cycling Team
DNFMansoor Thani (UAE) Dubai team
DNFAhmed Albalooshi (UAE) Dubai team
DNFFaisal Alshehhi (UAE) Dubai team
DNFNazer Al Jaser (Syr) Syria
DNFMostfa Katbi (Syr) Syria
DNFMoosa Khalfan Said (Qat) Qatar National Team
DNFThijs Poelstra (Ned) Global Cycling Team
DNFWouter De Groot (Ned) Global Cycling Team
DNFMarc Reef (Ned) Global Cycling Team
DNFThurakit Boonratanathanakorn (Tha) Thailand
DNFJonathan Balbuena (Fra) AVC Aix En Provence
DNSBadr Bani Hammad (UAE) UAE National
DNSTariq Murad (UAE) UAE National
DNSJaber Almansory (UAE) Dubai team
DNSBahaeddiv Zalieni (Lba) Libya Team
DNSIsiaka Uthman (Ngr) Nigeria Team
DNSMuddashir Showemimo (Ngr) Nigeria Team

Teams
1Moroccan Team8:38:09
2UAE National
3Libya Team
4AVC Aix En Provence0:00:06
5Team Medsceme0:00:09
6CKT tmit - Champion System0:00:44
7Thailand0:03:18
8ARBO - KTM - Gebrüder Weiss0:07:19
9Turkey National Team0:09:05
10Qatar National Team0:11:51
11Syria0:13:06
12Victoria Neheim0:16:06
13Bahrain0:21:02

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