SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Road MTB Cycling Championship organised by J&K Sports Development Association was held on Friday, September 24 here.
The race kick started from Duck Park Foreshore Road and culminated at Zaberwan Park Boulevard, Srinagar.
The event was held in collaboration with Department of Tourism, Amblin and RED FM Srinagar and Kashmir Sports Watch and was sponsored by Elegant Strikers, NITians Career Academy, Springs Buds Institute Budgam, Shahzaib group, CP Advertisers, Posh Enterprises.
Parwez Ahmed of Narbal emerged winner in Senior category, while Waheed Ahmed finished second. Mansoor finished third in Senior category while as Faisal and Aamish finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
In Junior category, Parvaiz Ahmed finished first while as Shabir finished second. Farhan Tariq bagged third place while as Aqeel Sajad and Shahnawaz finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Around 90 cyclists from various parts of Kashmir participated in the race.
Director Tourism Kashmir, G N Itoo, was chief guest on the occasion and gave away the prizes.
Director Tourism on the occasion termed the booming trend of cycling in Kashmir as great for the overall development of sports and tourism in Kashmir Valley.
He said that it is not only now cricket and football but cycling and trekking as well which are trending among Kashmiri youth.
Among others present were JKSDA Senior Vice President Rauf Ahmed Tramboo, Technical Director JKSDA Dr Altaf ur Rehman, NITians Career Institute Director Sheikh Mubashir, Principal Spring Buds Shanawaz Qureshi, Director Shahzaib Group, Owner Downtown Heroes FC Mushtaq Bashir, Director Amblin Hinan Bhat and Director Posh Enterprise's Shabir Ahmed.
Earlier, the race was flagged off by JKSDA President Bashir Ahmad Malik and Director Water Sports Bilquis Mir.
It was after long gap that JKSDA resumed its activities and is planning to conduct more such events in coming time. JKSDA have organised Tour de Kashmir Multiple Stage cycle event earlier.
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