Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bahrain Riders set for Endurance Test

The Bahrain Royal Endurance team are set to participate in the Saint Galmeir race which will start tomorrow in Paris, with the leader of Al Khaldiya Stables team Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa leading the team.

The race will be held during France's celebration of their national day.

This will be the fourth event for Bahrain in Europe in their preparations to gear up for the World Endurance Race to be held in Germany.

Shaikh Khalid will lead the team on behalf of Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who will not take part in this race because of studies. Bahrain's Yousif Taher and Khalid Al Ruwaie will also take part in this race.

The race which will cover a distance of 160km and consists of six stages. The first stage will be over 36km, the second 30km, the third 29km, the fourth 20km, the fifth 30km and the last stage 29km.

Arab riders from the UAE and Syria along with Bahrain will take part in this race where the temperatures reached 32 in Paris yesterday.

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