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Hero Action Team dominates UT MTB Shimla race

PTI April 06, 2015 11:22 IST

New Delhi: Hero Action Team, India's first professionally managed mountain biking team, continued its dominating run in the Indian cycling scene by winning across all major categories at the fourth edition of UT MTB Shimla 2015.

Devender Thakur of Hero Action Team won in the Men's (Solo) category followed by Sandeep Madan. Shiven Sharma, also from Hero Action Team, won the 'Student' category.

Shiven had only recently won gold at the prestigious National Mountain Biking Championship held in Pune. The competition also saw the youngest rider Gaurish Shyam finishing second in the student's category.

Winners of other categories at this two-day gruelling mountain biking race include - Mona Chopra, who won Women's category, was followed by Gurleen Kaur.

The 4th edition of this annual race was organised from April 3 to 5 by Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), supported by Hero Cycles and powered by UT Bikes. The competition saw more than 70 cyclists from across the country.

Congratulating the team on its latest success, Pankaj Munjal, Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Hero Cycles said, "We would like to congratulate the team members for making us proud in the competition. This win will go a long way in taking the Hero Action Team a level higher and will energise the team for future efforts.