GCC Cycling: Qatar’s Al Bourdainy grabs silver

March 06, 2014 - 9:03:34 am

Riders competing in stage four of the GCC Arab Cycling Championship in Oman. Qatar’s Ahmed Al Bourdainy yesterday grabbed a silver behind UAE’s rider Yusuf Mohammed Mirza. RIGHT: The podium winners in stage four.

DOHA: Qatar’s Ahmed Al Bourdainy yesterday grabbed a silver behind UAE’s powerful rider Yusuf Mohammed Mirza in stage four at the GCC Arab Cycling Championship.

Riders from Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman covered a distance of 150km in Oman, according to details made available by Qatar Cycling Federation (QCF).

UAE’s Mirza won the gold medal with a time of 3 hours, 35 minutes 59 seconds clocking a speed of 39km/hour.

Qatar’s Al Bourdainy won the silver medal with a time of 3 hours, 36 minutes and 22 seconds while Bahrain’s Hassan Mansour finished in third place with a time of 3 hours, 36 minutes and 59 seconds UAE grabbed gold medal in the individual teams classification, whereas, Bahrain took the silver medal. Qatar claimed the bronze in the last two stages.

The UAE team dominated the front of the race as Mirza continued to progress to reach the end line before the arrival of Al Bourdainy a few seconds later.

Saif Al Rashidi (Chairman of the Oman Cycling Federation), Majid Al Naimi (Secretary General of QCF), Yusuf Jawad (delegation’s head of Bahrain team), Ali Al Wali (delegation’s head of UAE team) did the victory ceremony in the end of the stage.

The second last stage of the championship will take place today. The Peninsula

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