Bhubaneswar, Feb 12: Manzeet Singh of Punjab won the 6th Golden Triangle Cycling Championship (GTCC), organised under the aegis of Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club.
Manzeet, who took 2 hours 44 minutes and 32 seconds on Sunday to complete the 114-km race (from Bhubaneswar to Puri and return), was awarded Rs one lakh cash award.
Maharashtra's Hanuman Yashwant Chopade finished second with a timing of 3 hours 44 minutes and 40 seconds. He was awarded Rs 50,000 cash reward.
Krishna Nayakodi of Punjab finished third with a timing of 2 hours 44 minutes 41 seconds. Nayakodi was presented a cash reward of Rs 25,000.
It is worth mentioning Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club has once again conducted its flagship Cycling event Golden Triangle Cycling Championship (GTCC) for the 6th consecutive year. The organisers claimed it to be the only competitive cycling in Odisha. This year more than 100 pro-cyclists from 12 states raced against their competitors.
Sanjeeb Panda, IPS, Commissioner of Police Cuttack Bhubaneswar and President of BCAC graced the prize distribution ceremony as chief guest.
Anant Pattnaik, Vice President, HDFC Bank graced the function as distinguished guests.
The race was flagged off by the guests at the foothills of Dhauli Peace Pagoda at 6.30 am. Among the more than 100 pro-cyclists, two foreign nationals from Austria and South Africa also participated in the event.
The organisers BCAC also awarded cash prizes to first 10 finishers along with prizes in different age categories. All the finishers were awarded with race medals and digital race certificates.
The BCAC has earlier conducted mega cycling events like Vietnam to Cambodia, Bhubaneswar to Bhutan, Cuttack to Kathmandu, Manali to Khardung La in the Himalayas as well as expedition in Sri Lanka, The BCAC is committed to promote both running and cycling culture in Odisha along with other adventure activities, the organisers informed.