Srinagar to host Tour-de-India on Dec 4: Chib

'Astana, Lotto Confirmed Participation'

Srinagar, Nov 15: Aiming to bring Kashmir on the global cycling circuit, ID Sports is organising leg two of Tour-de-India cycling race in Srinagar on December 4.
It will be first ever international level professional cycling race to be organised in the State and in it some top international level cyclists from across the World would participate.
“It is a great news that ID Sports is going to organise biggest Cycling event of the Country in Srinagar on December 4. We are fully supporting the event and are providing every kind of facility the organisers need,” said Sports Minister, RS Chib.
“Srinagar will host third leg of the event after it was held at Mumbai and Noida. Participants will arrive in Srinagar on December 3 and the event will be held on December 4. The race will start from Royal Springs Golf Course (RSGC) and will go through Foreshore Road to Kashmir University and back to RSGC via same route. The cyclists will take seven laps of the route,” he said.
 “Today we announce the first ever professional race to be held in Srinagar on December 4. We have been organising races in different parts of country and it was after hectic efforts, we are successful in bringing it here. ID Sports is organizing the event.,” said CMD, ID Sports, Dr. Akil Khan.
 The event will witness around 400 international delegates and cyclists of teams like Team Rabobank, team Lotto and Team Astana.
“We are excited to be in Srinagar and conduct the professional cycling race here as our endeavor is to make cycling, a national sport. Cycling through the rigorous mountain ranges of Kashmir is going to be very adventurous,” Khan said.
Among others present on the occasion were secretary sports council, Duleep Thusso, Director Youth Services and Sports, JP Singh and others.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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