Two soldiers emerge champions at highway cycle race | Daily News

Two soldiers emerge champions at highway cycle race

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa giving the starting signal. (Picture courtesy: Sports Ministry Media)
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa giving the starting signal. (Picture courtesy: Sports Ministry Media)

Nimesha Dilrukshi and Niran Pasindu, both from the Sri Lanka Army, emerged champions at the first local highway cycle race that began yesterday morning at the Mirigama highway entrance.

Niran finished the race in one hour, 51 minutes, and 35 seconds. The junior men’s event was won by Tharanga Fernando of Ratmalana’s Golden CC.

The event was organised by the Ministries of Youth and Sports and Highways, in collaboration with the Cycling Federation. Over 30 sports clubs took part in this 80-kilometre race from Mirigama to Yaggapitiya, and back to Mirigama. The winners received cash awards worth over Rs.800,000.

Results

Junior men’s

(1) Tharanga Fernando -Rathmalana Golden CC

(2) L .D. Kavintha - Fun bee Racing

(3) Uditha rumesh -Kadirana CC

Women’s

(1) Nimesha Dilrukshi - Army

(2) Imalka Chamodini - Air Force

(3) Madumali Fernando - Army

Men’s

1) Niran Pasindu (Army)

2) Sanju Deemantha (Air Force)

3) Chamika Sandun Kumara (Fun bee Rasing) (D.R.)


(From right) Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando, Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa, and Gampaha District MP Kokila Gunawardena at the starting point of the race.  


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