A professional cycling race will be held next year in Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain. The event was heralded as a celebration of “peace and the Abrahamic Accords,” the organized announced.
The race will take place in October 2024, starting in Israel and continuing in the other two countries. “The Race for Peace” is an initiative of Israeli-Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur Sylvan Adams.
“It will show how cycling, and sport in general, can be a force for good by bringing people and nations together, building bridges and creating a more peaceful world,” Adams told Jewish News Syndicate from the Tour de France.
The race, approved by the three countries involved, has also been validated by the International Cycling Union, the philanthropist reported. He added that Union Cycliste Internationale end-of-season galas would also be held in the three countries on a rotating basis.
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