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Tour de Galyat Cycle Race concludes

Tour de Galyat Cycle Race concludes

ABBOTTABAD: Habibullah of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) lifted the glittering trophy of the Tour de Galyat Cycle Race organised jointly by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tourism department and KP cycling association.

Total 78 cyclists representing nine teams took part in the cycle race which was started from Islamabad and ended at Nathiagali. The race was organised in two phases; cyclists completed their first leg from Islamabad to Abbottabad on Tuesday, covering a distance of 119km, and the final round was held from Abbottabad to Nathiagali where cyclist covered a distance of 30km.

In the final relay, Najeebullah of Wapda covered the journey in one hour 25 minutes and 27 seconds, followed by Habibullah of SSGC covering the distance in one hour 27 minutes and 44 seconds, while the third place was captured by Awais of SSGC.

On the first leg, Habibullah of SSGC had got first position, Awais second and Nisar of Wapda third.

Amjad Afridi, adviser to the chief minister, was the chief guest at the closing ceremony.

Published in Dawn, October 15th , 2015

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