Abu Dhabi: UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza entered the record books this weekend as the Emirati cyclist secured his eighth UAE National Road Race title.

The win continues the blistering form of the UAE Team Emirates rider, who has already completed a momentous hat-trick of medal wins after capturing the continental title in the points race at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Malaysia, as well as the Asian Road Cycling Championship and the Omnium Track Cycling silver medal earlier this year.

“I’m so happy I secured the title of National Road Race champion. It’s never easy to achieve a victory, but today everything was perfect and my legs were very strong. It makes me very proud to be the Emirati champion in the Year of Zayed and I look forward to competing next Saturday, where I’ll try to win a third consecutive National Time Trial title,” said an ecstatic Mirza.