Qatar prepare to host UCI Road World Championships


DOHA, September 27, 2016 – Managerial and technical arrangements are underway in Doha to host the historic UCI Road World Championships for the first time in the middle east from 9-16 October.

An estimated 1000 riders from all over the globe are preparing for the pinnacle of the cycling season, dreaming of winning a prestigious rainbow jersey in Doha.

The riders will be competing for one of the twelve rainbow jerseys that will be awarded between October 9 and 16 to distinguish the UCI World Champions of different cycling specialties and categories. And the Qatari cyclists are no exception to this.
A group of riders of all ages from our country travelled to the Slovenian city of Novo Mesto in the first week of July, one of cycling’s heartlands. The training camp provides training and racing in a perfect environment to grow as cyclists.

The training camp is being directed and supervised by Qatari former cyclist Tareq Esmaili. After claiming several National Championship titles in both the Road Race and Individual Time Trial, Esmaili recently retired from racing in order to coach younger Qatari riders.

The Qatari national team’s stay in Europe will go on until October 1, when it will come back to Doha in order to take part in the UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016.


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