Nepal’s Ajay Pandit wins MTB 2010

Shimla: Ajay Pandit from Nepal won the sixth edition of the Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 which concluded today at Shimla today.

Mohit Sood, President of HASTPA said that Ajay Pandit is the overall winner of the event while Ramesh Chandra Joshi and Dilip Singh of the Indian Army stood second and third.

Seventy-six cyclists, including 11 foreigners, covered 500 km rugged and inhospitable terrains in eight days. The expedition passed through Shimla, Kullu and Mandi districts.

Only 45 out of the total 76 cyclists were able to complete the event. The Jalori Pass (at 3,223 metres) in Kullu district was the toughest point in the rally. The teams from the Indian Air Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police also participated. The foreign participants were from the US, Austria, Germany, Nepal and Bhutan.

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