Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club has once again conducted its flagship Cycling event Golden Triangle Cycling Championship (GTCC) for the 5th consecutive year, the only competitive cycling in the State. Aimed at improving competitive spirit among the budding cyclists of Odisha state, the 5th edition of GTCC witnessed one of the largest participations so far in terms of more than 100 pro-cyclists from nine states racing against their competitors.
Dr Satyajit Mohanty, IPS (retd), Chairperson, Odisha Public Services Commission and Ex DGP Odisha graced the prize distribution ceremony as chief guest.
Sri Sanjeeb Panda, Director Intelligence and President of BCAC, Sri Anant Pattnaik, Circle head HDFC Bank, Ms Minati Mohapatra, Arjun Awardee for Cycling graced the function.
The Podium finishers are :
1st position : Simarjeet Singh of Punjab
time taken 2:54:19
Rs1,000,000 cash award
Sarpreet Singh of Punjab
Time taken: 03:05:54
Rs 50,000 cash award
3rd position: Rohit Hembram of Rourkela
Rs 25,000 cash award
Time : 03:05:55
Earlier in the morning, Sj. Sanjeeb Panda, IPS, Director Intelligence and Sri Anant Pattnaik Circle head HDFC bank had flagged-off the race from the Ashoka Pillar on the foothills of Dhauli Peace Pagoda at 6.30AM.
More than 100 professional cyclists from nine states participated in this road cycling championship to test their endurance and mind over the muscles. Participants from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Haryana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh joined this cycling championship along with riders from Rourkela, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Malkangiri, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
HDFC Bank has been the lead sponsor of the event.
The riders took the route via the National Highway (Puri) through Pipili Bypass Road, Malatipatpur to reach Puri new marine drive round about and the racers returned via the same route to the starting point at Dhauli covering a total of 114 kms.
All the successful finishers were awarded medals and certificates.
Ajay Kumar Nanda and Santosh Rout and team volunteers from BCAC conducted the event to perfection.
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. BCAC is committed to promote both running and cycling culture in the State along with other adventure activities.
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