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Red Bull Titan Of The Hill extreme cycling event to be held in Oman
October 29, 2018 | 12:01 PM
by Times News Service
 
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Muscat: Red Bull Titan of the Hill will hold its 2nd edition event in Oman's Misfaat Al Abriyeen in Wilayt Al Hamra, located in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate on Friday, November 23, 2018.

The competitive platform for bikers is a second-time event and a local Oman initiative. The mountain biking soft downhill and enduro event is targeted at amateurs and semi-professionals in a time-trial format. There is no registrations fee and is open for the public to attend

Open to bikers from different backgrounds and disciplines, the event will also see an influx of participants from surrounding GCC countries.

To challenge the riders, and put their stamina to the test, each rider is required to carry their bikes to the top of the mountain up a trail built from natural material, which includes rocks, village, and farms.



Participant performs during Red Bull Titan of the Hill in Wakan Village, Oman on April 14, 2017. Photo: Naim Chidiac for Red Bull


Once at the starting point each rider individually rides downwards through the heart of Misfaat Al Abriyeen Village against the clock.

The riders ride from the descending mountain passing from the top of the village towards traditional old houses; passing though farms, sitting areas and rest shelters.

In the first edition of Titan of the hill that took place in Wakan village, Steve Ross, from Scotland was named 'Titan of the Hill' Male Category. Janine Tooze, from England, was named 'Titan of the Hill' Female Category.

"We are delighted to be part of this event and see this remote and beautiful location now become an excellent sporting venue as well. We were excited that participants will attend from all over the GCC”, said Hamdan Moosa Al Harrasi , General Manager Marketing Communication and Performance at Omantel.

The highly anticipated Red Bull Titan of the Hill will be held in partnership with Omantel, Ministry of Tourism, Twenty3extreme, Oman Oasis Water, Oman Trail Builders, Misfah Old House, and Muscat Bike Shop.

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