Under the Arabian Sun
February 23rd, 2010 - Elite was a major player on the Arabian peninsula among the sand dunes and rocky outcrops of the desert for the Tour of Qatar and the Tour of Oman. It was in Qatar that the young Belgian rider Wouter Mol from team Vacansoleil managed to capture the yellow jersey, giving the Elite colours top honours in the final overall standings of the brief Arabian stage race. As a famous song says: “It’s nice to pedal under this sun…but you’re going to sweat!”. In these climatic conditions a good reserve of water becomes fundamental, as demonstrated by Alessandro Ballan in the picture in “bottle cage man” version, with Elite Corsa water bottles for his team mates on the BMC Racing Team.