‘The Indus Valley Sportive’ is the competitive leg of the 8-city Champions Sportive amateur cycling series
Chandigarh, October 30, 2017: The Champion Sportive Series, an 8-city amateur cycling championship by Indian Terrain Fashions Limited and ChooseMyBicycle.com witnessed the completion of the competitive leg of the race at Chandigarh on 29th October 2017.
The Indus Valley Sportive saw a fabulous turnout of over 198 participants, who had gathered by 5:15 AM at the Track and Trail store on Sector 8C. The 82km race started at 6:00 AM while the 57km race started at 6:10 AM.
The winners from the Men’s 82km race were Swapnil Kumar Mishra who completed the race in 2 hours and 5 minutes followed by Shiven (2 hours and 6 minutes and 27 seconds) and Khushwinder Singh Pannu (2 hours and 6 minutes and 28 seconds). The winners of the Women’s 82km race was Sudhulika Sangi who completed the track in 2 hours and 56 minutes and 21 seconds followed by Misha Brar (2 hours and 56 minutes and 40 seconds) and Kamaljot Brar (3 hours and 36 minutes).
The next leg of the race, ‘The Champions Sportive - Grand Finale’, is scheduled for 3rd November 2017 at Delhi and is expected to see a good response. Indian Terrain’s Champions Sportive Series is a competitive cycling event for amateur cyclists, spread across 8 cities in India. The winners (Men and Women) from all the city edition will battle it out to be India’s fastest amateur cyclist. The event is conducted in line with international sportive standards and boasts of the best of safety and ride measures across the routes.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rohit Kuttappa, Chief Executive Officer, ChooseMyBicycle.com said: “The growth of cycling as a sport over the years has been phenomenal. We consider The Champions Sportive Series as the ideal platform for motivated amateur cyclists across India to part-take in this 7 city cycling championship, towards the endeavor of positioning cycling as a mainstream sport for all.”
A CSR INITIATVE BY INDIAN TERRAIN:
“Indian Terrain is privileged to have met Dr. Prashanth Shah (Senior Consultant Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgeon), whose life saving heart surgeries on children from the very underprivileged economic strata of our society; has moved us to make it our company's mission to assist him as much as we can financially towards the surgeries he performs”, says Mr. Venky Rajgopal, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Terrain Fashions Limited.
These surgeries are performed on any child from a day old through to its teens. These surgeries completely change the mortality and morbidity of these children who suffer from fatal conditions such as holes in the heart and collapsed heart chambers. Indian Terrain’s Champion’s Sportive is also called #theheartride, where the total amount raised by registration at the events, will be matched by the brand to contribute a part toward these surgeries. We are currently looking at assisting at least 100 of these surgeries. Essentially, the more people cycle, the more lives we save!