Algiers, SANA – Syrian cyclist Nazir al-Jasser on Sunday ranked second in the 2nd stage of Annaba International Tour in Algeria, the seventh event of the Grand Tour of Algeria 2015.
Al-Jasser clocked 3:30:29 the 144km-section of the race to be ranked second following the Algerian cyclist Abdelbassat Hanachi who clocked 3:30:21.
Syrian Nazir Jasser got best jumper’s polka dot jersey, while Hanachi received the leader’s yellow jersey and best sprinter’s red jersey and the best hopeful’s white jersey went to Algerian Bechlaghem Abderrahmane .
93 cyclists representing 15 teams from Africa, Europe and Asia took part in the 144 km-section (Annaba-Heliopolis-Annaba).
Members of the Syrian Cycling team participating in the race which lasts till next Monday are Yalmaz Habash, Hazem al-Hussein, Omar al-Halabi, Ali Ali in addition to al-Jasser.
The third stage of Annaba International Tour is a 110-km section (Annaba-Drean-Annaba).
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