· Shri. Ajit Dada Pawar, President- Maharashtra Olympic Association handed over Giant bicycles to the winners of Maharashtra Team
· Giant Starkenn also announced 50% sponsorship on the bicycles for the riders of Maharashtra team who have completed races in their respective categories in the 14th MTB National Championship 2017
Pune, October 7, 2017: Starkenn Sports Private Limited, a premium bicycle brand and the organizer of the Giant Starkenn 14th MTB National Championship, 2017 today felicitated the winners of Maharashtra Cycling Team. On this occasion Mr.Ajit Dada Pawar, President- Maharashtra Olympic Association handed over Giant bicycles to the winners for their achievements in the Giant Starkenn 14th MTB National Championship, 2017. Mr.Pravin Patil, MD & CEO, Starkenn sports was also present for this event. As announced before the starting of the Giant Starkenn 14th MTB National Championship, Starkenn Sports kept its commitment and rewarded Maharashtra Cycling Team members with Giant bicycles; the Rincon Disc and Tempt 4.
Riders from Maharashtra Team namely Vivek Waykar, Pranita Soman, Siddhesh Sharma, Mangesh Takmoge, Priyanka Karande, Swapnali Sutar, Mansi Kamlakar, Pooja Danole and Shiya Lalwani got the Giant bicycles from Starkenn Sports Private Limited for their achievements in the 14th MTB National Championship while representing the Maharashtra state.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Ajit Dada Pawar, President-Maharashtra Olympic Association said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be here today and felicitate the winning members of Maharashtra Cycling Team for their extraordinary efforts in the Giant Starkenn 14th MTB National Championship. Maharashtra Team won the overall Championship this year because of all these riders. I would also like to congratulate Starkenn Sports and Mr. Pravin Patil for their continuous efforts in promoting cycling as a sport in India. This kind of felicitation motivates rider to perform better in the upcoming tournaments. Today on behalf of Maharashtra Olympic Association I would like to inform you that whenever Maharashtra Cycling Team needs any help or have any requirements they can always approach us and we will definitely support our state team.”
Mr. Pravin V Patil, Managing Director and CEO, Starkenn Sports Pvt Ltd said, “It is a proud moment for Giant Starkenn to hand over Giant bicycles to the riders of the Maharashtra Team for their achievements in the Giant Starkenn 14th MTB Nationals. As declared during the announcement press conference of Giant Starkenn 14th MTB National Championship, Starkenn Sports has kept its promise and today we handed over 10 premium bicycles to the winners. As promised we will also be extending a 50% sponsorship to the remaining riders that represented Maharashtra, during the Giant Starkenn 14th MTB National Championship, but were not able to secure a spot on the podium, as we value the contribution made by all members, in making Maharashtra this year’s champions. At Giant Starkenn our aim is not only to sell bicycles but also to create a convivial environment for cycling and promote it as a sport in India. I would like to take an opportunity to thank Shri Ajit Dada Pawar for giving us his valuable time for today’s program. We aim to continue our association with Maharashtra Cycling Team in near future as well to promote and nurture cycling talent from Maharashtra.”