SSGC, army share National Cycling honours


Honours were equally shared by Sui Southern Gas Company and Army when their cyclists won one gold medal each on the third day of the 60th National Cycling Championship here on Friday.
SSGC won the one kilometer individual sprint gold at velodrome as Army stamped its supremacy in the 70 kilometre time trials at DHA Phase VIII. Noor Alam of SSGC secured gold medal in the individual sprint by completing the race in 12.4 seconds. Mohammad Sajid of Army won second position whereas 3rd to 6thpositions were achieved by Awais Ali, Mohammad Atif, Bilal Riaz and Asif of Punjab, Army, Islamabad and SSGC respectively. In the host toughest event, the 70km time trial , thirty two riders participated and Army;s team completed the race in 1:36:43:56. Second position won by SSGC, third by Sindh, fourth, Fifth and sixth positions were won by Balochistan, Punjab& Islamabad respectively. In the last event of the day, 1 Km team sprint qualification rounds, SSGC, Army, Punjab and Sindh qualified for final round where SSGC& Army will compete for 1st place whereas Sindh & Punjab will compete for 3rdplace.