National level road cycle race kicks off in Lahore

LAHORE: National level road cycle race organized by Pakistan Cycling Federation(PCF) kicked off here. Sixty cyclists are taking part in the event.

The teams of Sindh, Punjab, NWFP,Balochistan, FATA,Railway, Army, Wapda and Sui Gas participating in the race that begun from Punjab stadium. The cyclists will cover the distance of 178 kilometer from Lahore to Sahiwal. The race was actually scheduled in Balochistan but transferred to Punjab due to security concerns.

While talking to media, PCF secretary general Khawaja Idrees said winner cyclists will be awarded with cash prizes and trophy. He said the race is a part of preparation for South Asian Games which will be held in Dhaka. He demanded to improvement in cycling velodrome.