DOHA: Qatari riders Abdullah Al Jaaidi, Fahad Al Suwaidi, Marwan Al Jalham and Abdullah Al Khater participated in MTB race in Croatia recently.
“We are very happy with achievement of finishing the race and gaining experience in this stage of development. Our plan at the moment is to finish the racing season in Qatar. We will go through recovery process and then start next season preparation with MTB stage race in Poland in June,” said head coach Szymon Wasiak.
The five stages offered offered some challenges that included extremely steep climbs, huge drops, twisted roads, long stages, loose gravel and massive stones. Besides the cyclists had to compete in the cold temperature (8 degree celsius) with rain and wind pushed them to their limits.
“Our riders managed to overcome and finish all the stages except Abdullah who had a knee injury on stage three and could not complete the remaining races,” added Wasiak.