More than 100 entries for Air Force Cycle Tour
The 13th annual Elite Cycle tour organized by the Sri Lanka Air Force to coincide with its 61st anniversary is due to commence on Thursday from the Air Force headquarters. The race will be conducted by the Interim Committee of the Sri Lanka Cycle Federation. The organizers have received over 100 entries from riders who are registered with the Federation. The riders who commence the tour today are to cover a distance of three 438 km during the three days of riding.
On day one they will ride from Colombo to Palavi covering 147 kms and will continue on day two via Anamaduwa, Nikaweratiya, Wariyapola, padeniya, Kurunegalw and finish in Dambulla. The they ride back to Colombo to finish opposite the Air Force Headquarters riding through Kurunegala, Narammala, Dambadeniya, Kotadeniyawa, Minuwangoda and Ja Ela to reach the finish line.
The winner of the full tour is to receive a cash award of rs. 300,000, while the two runners up are to be awarded with Rs. 200,00 and 100,000 respectively. There will be prizes for 15 riders more who cross the finish line. All these awards are with courtesy Abans Ltmited who are the main sponsors for the event this year.
In addition to above awards the riders are to get special awards after each stage during the three days of riding. Sprint winners too get special awards for their efforts during the sprints that are specified by the conductors of the tour on all three days. Meanwhile the organizers have also made arrangements to conduct a women’s race on the final day March 17. This event is to be flagged off from Mirigama and the riders competing in this event will ride for 42 km to finish opposite Air Force headquarters.
The winner gets a cash award of Rs. 50,000 and the two runners up to Rs. 30,000 and 20,000 respectively.