Young Mohammed al Wahaibi of Ahli-Sidab A team claimed the top honours in the third race of the 2020-2021 Oman Cycling Association (OCA) Championship on Friday.
The 90km race, held in Halban area, featured 140 riders from 14 teams in four different categories – Open, U23, seniors (40+) and team.
Wahaibi clocked 2hr:29min.37.87sec to win the race in a exciting duel with his teammate Mundher al Hasani, who came second (2:29:37.89). Paul Willcox of North Road Oman completed the podium with a time of 2:29:37.96.
While Wahaibi and Hasani took the top-two places in the U23 category, Said al Rahbi of Royal Army of Oman came third (2:29:38.23).
In the seniors (40+ group), Willcox was followed by his North Road Oman teammate Szczepan Pietruszka (2:29:38.78) and Ayman al Wahaibi of Ahli-Sidab B (2:29:40.11)
In the team category, Ahli-Sidab A claimed the top honours with 285 points and was followed by Royal Army of Oman (240) and North Road Oman (197).
After three races of the eight-leg series, Willcox keeps the overall classification lead with 220 while Hasani is second with 175 and Wahaibi third with 137.
The eight-leg OCA Championship will run for a total of 641 km and includes six road races, one individual time trial and one team time trial. The teams competing are Ahli-Sidab A, Ahli-Sidab B, Al Rustaq, Al Shabab, Sur, Izki, North Road Oman, Gulf Cycles, Arsen Endurance/Diver Store, Nizwa, Brothers Team, Capital Team, Ibri and Royal Army of Oman.
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