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Saudi Cycling Federation 50km Road race

Or maybe just 42km...

sunny 28 °C

A couple of friends of mine are part of the Riyadh Wheelers cycle club based in Riyadh www.riyadhwheelers.com . The Saudi Cycle Federation invited the club to compete in their 50km cycle race held on 19 Apr. Competing were the Saudi National Guard Team, Al Fateh and Riyadh wheelers and other entrants, kindly sponsored by Red Bull.

The course was a T shaped circuit on the SW outskirts of Riyadh. 4 or 5 laps of 8 or 10km. The field soon spread out and the going looked tough on one of the warmer days we have had

Here are a few shots of a tough looking race, I managed to miss the sprint finish as it turned out to be 42km long and I didn't get back to the finish line in time.

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The train is up and running
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Fastest Foreigner Rob
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The winners podium- red team is the National Guard, the team principal came to greet up and give out bags of food and water, a nice gentleman.
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Good time had by all.
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Overall an enjoyable and tough event for all. The Saudis warmly welcomed the team and thanked them for their participation, even giving out medals for slowest finisher etc :-)

Posted by Gavin Lee 00:50 Archived in Saudi Arabia Tagged cycling riyadh

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