Grand finale of MTB cross country race held
The grand finale was dedicated to memory of club founder Amit Chopra
Chandigarh: The mountain biking club, Riders of the Storm (ROS) conducted its yearly grand finale of MTB Cross Country Race in Shivalik foothills on the outskirts of the tricity.
The grand finale was dedicated to the memory of the club’s founder Amit Chopra, who died due to cancer in 2016. Mona Chopra the wife of late and her son flagged-off the race.
The finale attracts the best talent from the entire country riders from Bir Billing, Shimla, New Delhi, Manali, Bangalore, Dehradun, Haldwani besides riders from Team Hero, Team Cannondale, Scott Sports India, Team Btwin etc.
The four categories carried total prizes worth Rs. 2.5 lakhs. The circuit for the race was a 15.5-km loop consisting of all elements of a MTB Cross Country Race including single track trail, mountain climbs, mountain descents, jeep off-road tracks, tarmac and riverbed.
The 12 kids also participated in kids’ loops which was organized first time by club.
The kids between the age of 6-yr to 12-yr participated in this race through mountainous terrain as a part of clubs’ commitment to promote the sport and identifying local talent at the earliest.
Indus hospital was the medical partner and took care of participants’ injuries and healing during the course.
Balram Kaleka one of the members of the club since it's inception and organizer of grand finale said that we are happy to see mountain biking getting popular in the tricity.
The results of the race are:
Full circuit-Men Open (46-km)
1.Devender Thakur(Team Scott)
2.Ashsish Sherpa(Team Hastpa)
3.Vijay Prakash(Team ROS)
1. Rakshit Joshi (Dheradun)
3. Shobit Negi
1. Poonam Rana (Haldwani)
2. Silkie Schwartzenberg (ATH-Delhi)
3. Sophie Schwartzenberg (ATH-Delhi)
Masters (Males 40+) (46-km)
1. Sunil Borangpa( Manali)
2. Ricky Sharma (ATH-Delhi)