TAWANG- The 6th edition of the Mountain Terrain Bike (MTB) Tawang Challenge, a national cycling calendar competition, concluded today with challenging events like XCO Men’s Junior (15.2Kms), XCR-Men’s (7.6 kms), and XCR Men’s Junior (7.6 kms) here at Tawang.
Secretary-General of the Cycling Federation of India (CFI), Maninder Pal Singh, appreciated the organizing team of MTB Tawang and the Departments of Youth Affairs in the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for successfully organizing the event while adhering to all CFI norms.
“The successful completion of national events like MTB Tawang has proven that Arunachal is also capable of hosting international events. We have already discussed the matter with the federation about the quality and capability, with feasible tracks to host international events for mountain track events,” asserted Secretary-General CFI.
Singh also assured to extend all support for the expansion of cycling sports in the state, including the establishment of tracks for the riders. He also informed that two riders from the state have been selected for training in the academy run by the CFI to encourage the youth of the state.
Earlier, the organizing Chairman MTB cum Tenzin Norgay National Awardee Taka Tamut expressed his gratitude to the Cycling Federation of India for supporting the event and also to the Department of Youth Affairs. “It is a very rare moment when top Executive members from CFI personally visit such an event, so we are very thankful to the federation and Secretary-General for monitoring the whole event.
With the conclusion of the 6th Edition of MTB Tawang, with participants from both national and international players, we firmly believe that this event will get bigger and bigger in the coming years with the support of CFI and the state’s Youth Affairs department, added Taka.
On the final day, Thotmachan Awangshi (Manipur) won first place in XCO Men’s Junior (15.2kms) followed by Dip Sagar Tamang from Nepal as Second, and Lambromi Phawa (Meghalaya) won the third place.
Whereas in XCR-Mens (7.6 kms) event, Shiven and Ashish Sherpa from Himachal Pradesh secured the first position followed by Ronel Khundrakpam and Thotmachan Awangshi from Manipur securing Second, and Kevin John & Alvindrasion from Meghalaya securing the third position. Meanwhile, in XCR Men’s Junior (7.6kms) event, Dip Sagar Tamang and Nipa Sherpa from Nepal won the first position, Lambormi and Dalenmi from Meghalaya won the second, and Laa Tam & Nayu Lapung from Arunachal Pradesh secured the third position.