Glory to WAPDA in National Cycling Championship


WAPDA clinched the 59TH National Cycling Championship with eight gold medals here at the at the Cycling Velodrome. Army’s team gained the second spot while Sui Southern Gas Company’s contingent stood third.
President Pakistan Cycling Federation Munawar Baseer Ahmad welcomed the participants at the closing ceremony and termed the competition as extremely successful during which the paddlers exhibited their skills in high spirits. He thanked Army for extending their complete support and termed them as exemplary hosts who managed the proceedings through flawless management.
The winners and runner-up trophies were presented by the chief guest Major General Azeem Asif, GOC, Lahore. WAPDA’s Sabir Ali was declared new national champion who gained 85 points by bagging three gold medals alongwith a silver. During the pursuit Mr. Ali also created two national records in the championship, one each in the four kms individual pursuit and 40 kms individual road time trial. He was conferred with the Shahzada Sharukh Challenge Trophy by Pakistan’s former Olympian legendry cyclist Shahzada Shahrukh. Mr. Naveed Ahmed also from WAPDA was declared the fastest cyclist of the championship. At the concluding the ceremony PCF’s Secy Syed Azhar Ali Shah thanked all the participants and announced that SSGC would be the host of 60th National Cycling Championship to be held in 2012.