Cross Country Champianship 2014

Blessed with bright sunny skies, the National Mountain Bike Cross Country Championship welcomed the cycling season with style. The 25th of January 2014 marked the 13th edition of the championship which took place in Chobhar, Kathmandu. Jointly organized by the Chobhar Tourism Development Society, Jalbinayak Community Forest Group and other non-governmental organizations as part of the First Lumbini National Championship, the event has further cemented the ever strengthening cycling community.





The race was split into three categories. The elite category comprised of six laps of 4.8 km each, while the open, women and junior category had 4 laps of 3.5 km each. Competing through technical and rough terrains, the competitors laid it all on the line. Ajay Pandit bagged the first place for the fourth consecutive time clocking in a time of 1 hour 35 minutes and 28 seconds, defeating Narayan Gopal Maharjan and Raj Kumar Shrestha who crossed the finish line with a timing of 1 hour 37 minutes 50 seconds and 1 hour 41 minutes 42 seconds respectively. The open category was dominated by Mandil Pradhan, finishing the four laps in 59 minutes and 3.5 seconds, followed by Rajeev Chand and Sakar Yakthumba with a time of 1 hour 8 minutes and 1 hour 33 minutes respectively.




Similarly, Laxmi Magar, Keshari Thapa Magar and Humei Budamagar made it to the podium in the women category. Laxmi finished the race with a time of 1 hour 22 minutes 50 seconds while it was cut throat battle for the second and third position with Budamagar falling only 34 seconds behind Keshari who finished the race with a time of 1 hour 29 minutes 12 seconds. Winner of MegaKids Megavalanche 2013, Chris Keeling clinched gold in the junior category coming in at a blazing 55 minutes 54 seconds, followed by Kiran Rai and Arun Karki with times of 1 hour 1 minute and 11 seconds and 1 hour 4 minutes and 33 seconds. All of them finished with better times than the winners of the open category.





Related post

TVS Ntorq 125 XT launched in India

TVS Motor Company has launched its new scooter–the Ntorq XT–in India. The newly launched scooter is the company’s most expensive model in its Ntorq-125 series. The XT is based on Ntorq’s disc brake variant, but comes loaded with new features and technology. The scooter has been launched in India at a starting price of INR 1.03 lakh.

Read More

Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Taigun nominated for the 2022 World Car Awards

The Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Volkswagen Taigun have all made it to the 2022 World Car Finals in their respective categories. The Ioniq 5 has been nominated in three different categories, the EV6 in two, and the Taigun in one.

Read More

GWM Haval H6 earns five-star ANCAP safety rating

Great Wall Motor’s (GWM) HAVAL H6 has received high scores in the rigorous Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash test,

Read More

Komaki debuts in Nepal with two electric scooters–the Venice and the SE

Komaki Electric Vehicles, the Delhi-based EV maker, has debuted in Nepal with the launch of two electric scooter models: the Venice and the SE. Unity Trading Concern Pvt. Ltd has taken the role of distributing the Komaki Electric vehicles in the country. Design The Venice, a retro-styled scooter, comes with a circular LED headlight, LED […]

Read More

Taro’s Imola scooter enters the Nepali market

The Italian brand Taro, which produces its vehicles in China, has entered the Nepali market with the introduction of a 150cc scooter–the Imola.

Read More

Shadow Top Brand Shadow