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Manipur's Adonis impresses in national mountain bike championship

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Pune, Oct 29 (IANS) Last year’s best cyclist Khariksing Adonis Tangpu of Manipur was at his best once again with a dominating performance on the opening day of the 18th MTB Mountain Bike National Championship at Alandi-Pune, here on Friday.

Uttrakhand and Karnataka, too opened their accounts in the medals tally while host’s Mahasahtra had three podium finishers — Kolhapur-lad Siddhesh Ghorpade, Jalgaon lass Akansha Mehtre, and Pune-born Shravani Parit — in the championship organised by Cycling Association of Maharashtra, under the aegis of Cycling Federation of India.

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Adonis topped the Elite Men Individual Time Trial event, using his international experience to the fullest, he completed the 30 kilometres distance (6 lap) race clocking 1 hour 26 minutes 48.417s, according to a release issued by the organisers.

Adonis, hailing from Peh Village, Ukhrul, was followed by Kamlesh Rana representing Army Adventure Wing who stopped the clock at 1:26:59.212s, while Himachal Pradesh’s Devender Kumar finished third with 1:27:31.646s.

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RESULTS:

Elite Men Individual Time Trial: 1-Khariksing Adonis Tangpu (Manipur) 1 hour 26 minutes 48.417s; 2-Kamlesh Rana (Army Adventure Wing) 1:26:59.212s; 3-Devender Kumar (Himachal Pradesh) 1:27:31.646s

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Youth Boys’ Individual Time Trial: 1-Shivansh Sah (Uttrakhand) 25 minutes 57.003s; 2- Savion Sabu (Karnataka) 26:04.013s; 3-Siddhesh Ghorpade (Maharashtra) 26:46.025s.

Youth Girls’ Individual Time Trial: 1-Gayatri Kittur (Karnataka) 25 minutes 03.279s; 2-Akansha Mehtre (Maharashtra) 29:52.997s; 3-Shravani Parit (Maharashtra) 30:03.167s.

–IANS

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