Losail Night Crits

A criterium is a road race in miniature, where distances of less than 35 km and durations under the hour are typical, so the action comes thick and fast. No sooner has one attack been reeled in than the next one is away. If that succeeds, the chase is on… all the way to the sprint for the line. It’s intense racing and great fun. You are likely to come to these races for the low-key atmosphere and for the opportunity for some fast training and to gain race experience.


See the events listing


Please register in advance if possible using the form below. Entry on the line will be accepted only from QCF members

  • QCF members – QAR 50
  • Non members and late entries – QAR 75


Qatar Cycling Federation’s training centre is located near the Losail International Circuit.


Races are for a fixed time followed by two laps. The race finishes on completion of the lap by the fastest competitor*.

For example, in a ’45mins plus two’ race, after 45 minutes, riders are advised of two laps remaining. After completing one more lap, the last lap bell is rung and the winner is the first person to cross the line.

When more than one race takes place on the circuit at the same time, all races finish when the A Race is complete. In some circumstances you may be passed by the leaders of the A race as they complete their final lap but before you have been ‘given the bell’. In this case, your race ends next time you cross the finish line. The golden rule is that when the A race finishes, everyone stops racing next time they pass the finish.

This not a group ride or sportive and you should be experienced and confident riding in a group before taking part.


Crits are contested in ability categories. You may choose to take part in any race according to your ability but the organiser reserves the right to choose or change your category.

  • A Race – the fastest category averaging >40 kph
  • B Race – averaging 36-38 kph
  • C Race – averaging <35 kph
  • Women


Online registration is not currently open for any crit.