Ali Hassan Jawad of Bike Zone clinched the 1st Nasser bin Hamad Cycling Tour for Amateur Cyclists yesterday.
The event was held under the patronage of His Majesty the King’s representative for humanitarian works and youth affairs Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who followed the conclusion of the three-day cycling tour.
Jeffrey Dibato came first in the individual race followed by Jassim Al Keshi and third place went to Hassan Aqeel Thamer.
Meanwhile, Elias Mohammed topped the podium in the third stage, with Hussain Mohammed taking second place, while Mousa Al Qursh came third.
In the teams’ results, Bike Zone topped the general standing, followed by Bahrain Giant and Classic Bike in second and third places, respectively.
As for the jerseys, Saber Mohammed collected the white jersey, Jassim Mohammed the blue, Hussain Al Majed the green and Abdullah Ali the red.
Mahdi Hassan was honoured for being the youngest cyclist in the race.
General Sports Authority (GSA) vice president and Bahrain Combat Sports Council president Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, GSA CEO Dr Abdulrahman Askar and Bahrain Cycling Association (BCA) president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also attended the event.
Shaikh Nasser affirmed that the Tour comes in line with the efforts to support youth and encourage them to practice the sport.
He pointed out that several goals were met by the Tour.
“Cycling is a source of inspiration for young Bahrainis and helps them to adopt a healthy lifestyle,” Shaikh Nasser added, praising the efforts exerted by BCA as well as the organising committee to make the event a success.