DUBAI, twenty fifth April, 2021 (WAM) — Rashid Al Balooshi, who received the 127km Al Salam Biking Championship race for Emirati amateurs in December, got here in first on the 75km Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Match Biking’s Newbie UAE Males’s race on Saturday night time.
The race noticed a decent end, by which the highest three contestants had been separated by just one second.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary-Normal of Dubai Sports activities Council and Chairman of Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Match’s Organising Committee, flagged off the race, which featured greater than 350 riders of various nationalities, within the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary-Normal of Dubai Sports activities Council, Hassan Al Mazrouei, Director of NAS Sports activities Match, Adel Al Bannay, Chairman of the Match’s Technical Committee, and different UAE Biking Federation officers.
Al Balooshi, who rides for Trek M7 group, crossed the end line in a single hour, 42 minutes and 41.52 seconds to defeat Khalid Al Thani (Al Shafar), who was an in depth second, 0.14 seconds behind at 1:42:41.66, whereas Dubai Police’s Saeed Hassan Safar got here in third at 1:42:42.52.
Ending in first place earned Al Balooshi AED 26,400 in prize cash, whereas Al Thani will obtain a cheque of 20,400 and Safar AED 14,400. These ending under them, from 4th to ninth, will every be awarded AED 4,800.
“It was a very shut race and I’m thrilled to complete on the high of the rostrum,” stated Al Balooshi. “It was an ideal group effort and I want to thank everybody on our Trek M7 group for this win. They labored actually arduous – further arduous given the tight end and the extreme competitors for the title.
“Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Match is likely one of the most necessary annual biking competitions for us and profitable this title is a good finish to the biking season for me, and an incentive to work more durable for the approaching season and take part in additional occasions as a group.”
Within the FIP Stars, an internationally-ranked event that includes a number of the world’s high padel gamers, the Spanish group of Antonio Fernandez Cano and Jose Garcia Diestro defeated fellow Spaniards Javier Garcia Mora and Jaime Munoz Enrile 6-2, 7-6 for the boys’s title.
Within the girls’s remaining, the Italian group of Chiara Pappacena and Giulia Sussarello, who had been runners-up within the FIP Rise event in Rome final month, beat Frenchwomen Jessica Ginier and Wendy Barsotti 6-3, 6-0. Ginier had received the title in Rome, alongside Alix Collombon.
Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Company for Ambulance Companies are the strategic companions for this yr’s Nad Al Sheba Sports activities Match, whereas Dubai Obligation Free, Pocari Sweat and Tecnotree have signed up as sponsors for the eighth season of the Match, which is likely one of the largest occasions, by way of participation and prize cash.