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Massi-Kuwait Cycling team races in Spain


Members of Massi-Kuwait Cycling team at the 93rd Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika race held in Spain
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Madrid:  Massi-Kuwait Cycling Project, a team composed of 14 riders, participated in the 93rd Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika race held in Spain, said a Kuwaiti official late Monday.

The race saw the participation of 17 professional teams.

Founder of Massi-Kuwait, Abdullah Al-Shammiri told KUNA that six riders from the team participated in the 165.7 kilometers-long race, held in Ordizia in the Basque province, Gipuzkoa.

The team was only recently formed, but that did not stop it from participating in many races held in Greece, Azerbaijan, Iran, Serbia, Spain, and Kuwait between April and June, said Al-Shammiri.

The ultimate goal is to make Kuwait a prominent member of the sports world, said Al-Shammiri, quickly pointing to the fact that Massi-Kuwait has earned its legitimacy and recognition by the International Cycling Union (UCI) through its hard work and proactivity.

The current race was won by British rider Simon Yates, member of Orica-Bike Exchange.

Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika, the Spanish cycling road race, was founded in 1922. Since 2005, the race was held under the umbrella of the UCI.

Source: KUNA [Link]

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