RIYADH: More than 160 people have taken part in seven cycling races in Riyadh and Taif as part of Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning cycling calendar.
The races were held by the Saudi Cycling Federation over two days with participants from clubs, professional training centers and amateurs.
The winners of the races in Riyadh were awarded by Federation president Abdullah bin Ali Al-Wathlan and a member of the board of directors Mohammad Al-Awami.
The awards ceremony in Taif was led board member Sami Al-Awaidi the Director of the Ministry of Sports Office in Taif Abdullah Al-Zaidi and the Director of the race Saud Al-Alhouwamel.
The winner of the First Amateur Cyclist Federation League was Michael Rosa with Ibrahim Al-Howishel second, and Wesam Al-Azhar third.
In the adult professional section, Al-Salam Club members took the top three slots with Mustafa Rabie placing first, Ali Jassas second and Ali Al-Sheikh third.
In the adult time trial, Mohammad Al-Jaber from Al-Ettifaq club came first, Al-Salam Club’s Mustafa Al-Rabie came second, and in third place from Al-Fateh Club was Ali Al-Sulaimi.
On Friday, Saudi cyclist Ahlam Al-Zaid celebrated winning the Women’s Cycling Championship, which was hosted at King Saud University in Riyadh by the Saudi Cycling Federation