Day 4 of the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge is well underway, with this stage putting the teams on their bikes for their final day in the desert.
The 54km course was designed to set a frenetic pace, but the stage got underway with all teams being given identical bikes to assemble and customize to their needs. As was expected, Nike put the pedal down in hopes of dropping their nearest competition, the Kiwi’s who make up Team Eurosport Sport NZ. The two teams battled head to head, with Eurosport suffering a flat tire, but still managing to finish just three seconds behind their rivals.
The leaderboard now looks like this. Eurosport still holds the top spot, with a two minute, fifty three second lead over Nike. In third place is Wilsa Helly Hansen, more than 40 minutes back. Orionhealth.com and Lafuma Sport 2000 round out a very impressive top five.
Tomorrow the race will move into the Jebel Hafeet mountains where the teams will compete in a mountain trail run and ropes section. It’s shaping up to be quite a battle between the top two teams. Nike is fast on their feet and good in the mountains, but Eurosport is no slouch either. So far, this new adventure race, is making a mark for itself with some great action amongst some of the top teams in the World.
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