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WAPDA's Najaeebullah wins 2nd Tour de Khunjerab 2019 cycle race

WAPDA’s cyclists Najeebullah dominated all four stages of the 2nd international Tour de Khunjerab (TDK) cycle race at world's highest border crossing Khunjerab Pass (4,693m).

The second edition of International Tour De Khunjerab cycle race concluded successfully where WAPDA’s cyclist Najeebullah reigned supreme in the Tour de Khunjerab Cycle Race winning the fourth stage, overall title and in the process earning trophy for his team following a four-day of grueling competition at the world's highest border crossing Khunjerab Pass (4,693m). 

Najeeb clocked 2:55:08 for top spot followed by Hanzala (Balochistan) who was finished just one second behind. Abdul Razzak (SSGC) ended up the fourth stage on third spot with time of 2:58:39.

Najeebullah not only won the fourth stage, he also turned out be the overall winner with a total time of 8:41:39 for four stages. He was followed by Hanzala, who ended four stages with the time of 8:44:43.

SSGC’s Abdul Razzak, who clocked 8:46:47 for four stages, took overall third position. Army’s Abdullah Khan was overall fourth with Afghanistan’s Fasiullah Rehmani taking fifth position. Guest cyclist Fasiullah Rehmani was also declared the Best Young Rider of the race.

For the team title, Wapda left SSGC behind on the second spot. In all 90 cyclists competed in the race that took the pack to the height of 16000 feet. The last stage took cyclists from Sost to Khunjerab covering a distance of 82km in the process.

President Dr. Arif Alvi graced the concluding ceremony of Tour de Khunjerab as chief guest. Later, President Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi and chief minister Hafaz Hafizur Rhman distributed trophies and souvenirs among tour de khunjarb cycle race winner and officials of race at Hunza Gilgit-Baltistan.

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