Muscat: With Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa set to launch a weekend of pro cycling training, the cycling enthusiasts in Oman will get an opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from Germany’s Olympic medal-winner Andreas Kloden.
Accoding to information provided by Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, the training weekend, which is scheduled to take place from December 7 to 10, will provide the trainees the ‘ultimate cycling experience’ with former pro Andreas Kloden, one of Germany’s most successful professional cyclists, sharing his knowledge.
Andreas Kloden is a bronze medallist from 2000 Sydney Olympics and he also finished overall second in 2004 and 2006 editions of Tour de France.
Nestled between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the pristine waters of the Omani Gulf, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is the perfect location for the cycling training weekend, with rolling hills and inclines along scenic roads through the majestic Al Hajar Mountains combined with stunning views of the Gulf of Oman.
“A paradise for road cyclists, the resort offers cyclists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend three days cycling hundreds of kilometres tackling Oman’s renowned climbs with the 2000 Olympic Games bronze medallist Andreas Kloden,” a statement from the resort said.
“During the weekend, riders will be treated like pros and undergo pre-ride morning briefings complete with route guides. Post-ride, guests can take advantage of the resort’s spa and leisure facilities, with a 60-minute recovery massage at CHI, The Spa included in the package, before sitting down to dinner with Andreas Kloden to reflect on a memorable day of cycling,” it added.
The places for training are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For further details email to [email protected] or call (968) 2477 6262.