Moroccan cyclist Abdallah Heida on Monday won the first Ziban International Cycling Round at the end of the fourth and final stage of the competition won by Algerian Youcef Reguigui.
Second place went to Eritrean Kifel Abel, followed by Frenchman Deriaux Florian representing the Sovac group in third, while the Algerian best cyclist's orange jersey was awarded to Youcef Rekiki of the Sofac group.
In the team standings, the first place was won by the Moroccan team.
The fourth and final leg of the tour was marked by tough competition. It took place at a favorable time on a 146 km route from Biskra to Tolga via Branis, Djemora, Loutaya, El Hadjeb, M'lili and Urlal. 52 cyclists representing 11 countries including Spain, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Tunisia, Eritrea, Iran and Algeria took part.
The Ziban International Cycling Tour took place in four stages. The first contested Friday on 197 km, the second Saturday on a closed circuit of 120 km and the third Sunday on 154 km.
The closing ceremony was held on the finish line of the final stage in Tolga in the presence of a large audience.
This first international cycling tour of Ziban opened on January 26 was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and the DJS of the wilaya of Biskra, by the Algerian Federation of Cycling (FAC) and the wilaya league of the discipline . APS