Barakzai shines in qualifying cycle race
Upto 45 competitors from 15 provinces participated in the 540-kilometre, five- phase long race, that completed at Faizabad, the capital of Badkhshan, on Wednesday evening, Afghan Cycling Federation head, Mohammad Sadiq Sadiqi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Barakzai from Maidan Wardak province won the race, with Hashmatullah Tokhi from Kabul securing the second position and Ramin Raufi from Balkh province at the third position, Sadiqi said.
Fifteen best cyclists would qualify for the national team, he said.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Badakhshan Governor Shah Waliullah Adil urged the youth to take part in similar healthy events.
The Afghan cycling team is to participate in South Asian Federation (SAF) games scheduled to start in the next two months, Sadiqi said.
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