THE UAE riders dominated the 19th GCC Road Championships by winning a majority of events in the men’s, junior and cadet categories last week.
QATAR’S Moosa Khalfan finished second in the elite road race, but Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation (QCF) President Dr Mohammad Al Kuwari felt the country’s riders still had a long way to go before it catches up with regional rivals.
THE absence of Tour of Qatar may have robbed Qatari cyclists of a top-class international competition, but the 19th GCC Road Championships, which started last Monday, would give them some much-needed exposure.
MULTIPLE Tour de France stage winner Erik Dekker triumphed at the Al Adaid Desert Challenge last week.
Qatar Cycling Federation President Dr Mohammed Al Kuwari and his twin brother Dr Abdulaziz, who heads the Qatar Cyclists, are keen to promote a healthy lifestyle through the sport.
CONSIDERED as one of the toughest competitions in the region, the Al Adaid Desert Challenge, to be held on March 3, has been added to the international cycling federation’s (UCI) calendar as a C3 Cross Country point-to-point race.
The Qatar Cyclists (QC), a centre for amateur riders and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, has so far raised QR3m from its charity rides in Austria and Germany.
THE Al Adaid Desert Challenge, earlier known as ‘Inland Sea Traverse’, was started by cycling group Qatar Chain Reaction in 2010.
Qatar Cycling Federation’s (QCF) new president Dr Mohammad Jeham Al Kuwari is a surgeon by profession. He is an avid rider as well and spends his leisure time biking along with youngsters at the Losail International Circuit.
QATAR Cycling Federation (QCF) President Dr Mohammed Jeham Al Kuwari was happy with the success of Doha Triathlon’s inaugural edition.
LUXEMBOURG’S Olivier Godart won the men’s title at the Doha Triathlon last week.
THE Losail International Circuit opened its facilities to women cyclists to train for free on specific dates until June 13.
Saber Performance’s Mat Wilson won the Men’s A category in the fifth leg of the Royal Air Maroc League at Dukhan last week.