Sunday, June 15, 2008
Laurent Mosti of France notched the Le Raid de Yvelines Endurance Horseride Championship for the Kingdom of Bahrain Trophy in France. The French riders dominated the 160-km event and took the top six positions. Mosti steered Baja De Piboul to win the race with a total ride time of eight hours, 29 minutes and 53 seconds. Not far behind was Remi Faucher (8:29:55) who was followed by Vincent Dupont (8:38:26) and Denis Pesce (8:38:32) in third and fourth places respectively. Joel Garcin (8:40:04) and Jean Daniel Aiello (8:44:40) were fifth and sixth.
Bahrain Royal Endurance team manager Dr Khalid Ahmed Hassan presented the trophy to the winner.
More than 110 riders from Europe, Qatar and Oman took part in this challenging race which was divided into six stages.
Among Arab riders Qatar's Yousif Al Malki (10:21:00) was the first to cross the finish line in 23rd position overall. Oman's Mohammed Al Foori and compatriot Sami Al Balushi (10:48:37 each) shared the 28th place and Qatari Mohammed Tahous was 31st.
Bahrai - Gulf Daily News