Tour de khunjerab Cycle Race 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan Cycling Federation(PCF) with the consultation of Govt of Gilgit Baltistan has officially called off the Tour de Khunjerab International Cycle Race 2020 which was scheduled on June 18 to 21.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic PCF with the consultation of Govt of Gilgit Baltistan has officially called off the Tour de Khunjerab International Cycle Race 2020— one of the world's highest altitude cycling competitions which were scheduled on June 18 to 21.
It is worth to mention that besides national teams various international teams of Asian countries were also invited under UCI umbrella. As UCI have imposed strict restrictions therefore like a number of other international UCI cycling events which are already been cancelled by the UCI due to COVID-19 pandemic, the TDK has been called off.
Last year, WAPDA’s cyclist Najeebullah reigned supreme in the Tour De Khunjerab Cycle Race winning the fourth stage, overall title with a total time of 8:41:39 for four stages. Followed by Hanzala of Balochistan who was finished just one second behind Najeebullah. SSGC’s Abdul Razzak, who clocked 8:46:47 for four stages, took the third position.
The aim of the cycle race is to promote tourism in the region and inform the world that Pakistan is a peaceful and sports-loving nation, especially the northern area of Pakistan are not only peaceful but worth watching.