A fantastic morning with the first mountainbike race of the season here in UAE! A loop of about 3.5km, with 3 different classes! Masters 10 laps and won by Andy from HOT-COG-MTB, Women 4 laps won by Michelle A Guerin from RIDE BIKE SHOP, Expert won by Ian from Adventure HQ. Great Thanks to UAE mountainbiking and the ever so engaged Philipino crew! UAE Mountainbiking!
The route was technical and proper crosscountry with climbs and drops. And we did see some roadbikers out there moaning a little of the difficulties on the technical side. Mountainbike here in UAE is technical and its fair that the mountainbike riders have advantage over the roadies, as most of the time roadbikers have better speed but perhaps not the best technique. The grounds here in Showqa are full of sharp stones and terrain is mixed with smaller climbs of max 5-40 height meters. By using STRAVA you can get a good idea of the routes out there. The Strava route for this race is on this link.
See you on the next one and dont forget to keep an eye here for more hot MTB cover soon!
Results will be linked here once available!
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