HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs has finished first in the time trial race organised by the Bahrain Cycling Association and featured wide participation from cyclists from both genders.
The event covered 28 km and HH Shaikh Nasser crossed the finish line in 37 minutes and 32 seconds. Commenting after the race, HH Shaikh Nasser expressed utmost delight at the broad participation in this race, stating that this confirms the exceptional position the cycling sport is occupying among the people living in Bahrain.
HH Shaikh Nasser further explained that he took part in the event in order to encourage the participants and spread this sport among the society in Bahrain as well as to achieve the goals set by the competitors for competing in the race which are to prepare for the upcoming championships.
“This kind of competitions are a source of motivation for our national team members ahead of the events they intend to participate in. They want to advance their capabilities in order to honour the Kingdom, and we want to help them to achieve this prestigious goal,” HH Shaikh Nasser added.
“I had a great time in the event, especially that all the participants were excited and they gave their all. They wanted everyone to benefit and this what exactly happened,” he stated. He concluded by thanking the Bahrain Cycling Association President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the board members for their tireless efforts to organise various events, wishing them the best of luck.
From his side, Shaikh Khalid thanked HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa for participating in the event, stating that his presence motivated the other cyclists to give their all in the event. He also said that the Bahrain Cycling Association is keen to implement the vision of HH Shaikh Nasser which is to spread this sport in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
It’s worth noting that Mamoon Al Razouq finished second in the race while Olandy Kiven came third. Meanwhile, the event also featured a race designed for people with disabilities and Ahmed Madan won it, while Mansour Mohammed came second and Ahmed Nasser was third. In the women’s section, Roaya Al Saati topped the podium, followed by Casi Bitman and Drio Kim in second and third respectively. The race also included a competition for only Bahraini participants, in which Waleed Ali triumphed and Mohammed Shareeda was the runner-up and Abdullah Jaber occupied the last podium spot.