UMER NABI RETAINS TITLE

11TH JK BANK TOUR-DE-KASHMIR

Srinagar, Oct 31: In the 11th J&K Bank Tour-de-Kashmir Cycle race, Umer Nabi of Shalimar Cycling Club on Wednesday retained title in the toughest cycling event of the State by beating 28 riders.
 Sponsored by the J&K Bank, Pine Palace Resort Gulmarg and Gulmarg Development Authority, the event was organized by J&K Sports Development Association (JKSDA).
 The cycling race event was flagged off from Corporate Office J&K Bank by Executive President J&K Bank Taffazul Hussain and President HRD J&K Bank Abdul Rouf Bhat. President Travel Agents Association of Kashmir Rouf Tramboo, Chief Editor, J&K Bank Sajad Bazaz, Director Ridhi Sidhi (Adarsh Group) Zahoor Malik, Sr. Commander, Capt. Kapil Raina Air India, Director Physical Education and Sports, Islamia College Hawal, Altaf-ur-Rehman, Joint Secretary J&K Cycling Association Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat were also present.
 The race started from Srinagar and ended at Gulmarg. It had two stages, first from Srinagar to Tangmarg and then from Tangmarg to Gulmarg. In the first stage, it was a neck to neck battle for the racers.
 On reaching Tangmarg, the second stage was flagged off jointly by CEO Gulmarg Development Authority Mehmood Ahmad Shah and skier-turned politician Muhammad Abass Wani.
 The second stage turned out to be toughest for the riders as riders had to climb steep slopes.
 While Umer Nabi beat his 28 competitors, getting a comfortable lead in the race, Muhammad Akbar Khan of Amar Singh College finished second and Mansoor Ahmad of Chinar Cycling Club made it third. Fourth place was achieved by Amir Ahmad of Chinar Club. Ghulam Rasool Kawa finished fifth while as Tanveer Ahmad Sheikh finished sixth. Umaid Arshad of Burnhall finished seventh while as Umer Bashir of SSC finished eight. Muhammad Adil Teli finished ninth while as Amir Assad finished 10th.
 The winner was awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000 while as second position holder was awarded Rs 8,000. Third place was awarded Rs 5000. Fourth and fifth place holder were given Rs 2000 each.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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