Sweida, SANA – The first phase of Golan Cycling Races for female and male cyclists started Tuesday in Sweida.
A 40 km race for female cyclists included several axes; namely those of al-Kafer-Salkhad and Mtan- Salkhad routes.
21 female cyclists representing Damascus, Damascus Countryside, Homs, Hama and Sweida provinces took part in the races.
Cyclist Ruba Hilani from Damascus was ranked first, while Siba al-Ra’i from Damascus came second and Nour al-Mohammad won the third place.
In the junior female cyclists category, Ranim Draizi from Damascus won the first place, followed by Marah Khuder from Sweida and Ranim Qabil from Damascus.
The second and last phase of female cycling will be held today with a 50 km race.
The first phase of male cyclists races will kick off on Wednesday with a 80 km race, only for the second and last phase to be held on Thursday in a 75 km race.
11 male teams and 6 female teams representing 8 provinces are taking part in the races.
H. Zain/H. Said