UCI & CFI Partner ID Sports To Organize Mumbai Cyclothon-Tour de Mumbai Iand II 2011

Top Quote Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Cycling Federation of India (CFI) have joined hands with ID Sports, a sports management firm, to announce the second edition of the Mumbai Cyclothon -Tour de Mumbai I and II. The Event will be conducted in Mumbai, and will also be taking placein Nashik for the first time. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 08, 2011 - Aigle, Switzerland/ Mumbai, India - Swiss-based International cycling federation the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and India's Cycling Federation of India (CFI) jointly announced a partnership with ID Sports, a sports management firm, to launch the second edition of the Mumbai Cyclothon -Tour de Mumbai I and II 2011 to aggressively promote cycling in India. The event will also see the inaugural Nashik Cyclothon 2011.

    The Tour de Mumbai I and II 2011 are already listed on the UCI's Asia Tour Calendar. The highlight of the two International Class 1 races is the participation of two internationally acclaimed Pro Tour Cycling teams - USA's Radioshack -- the winners of Tour de France 2010 and Italy's Liquigas - a Grand Tour double winner.

    For the mass participation, the second edition of the Mumbai Cyclothon, the organizers are expecting more than 10,000 cyclists to participate in this unique initiative this year, higher than 7,000 enthusiasts in 2010.

    Philippe Chevallier, Director UCI, said, "We are looking forward to see how these races develop as international events on UCI calendar. We believe India has a huge potential for a representation of professional cycling on a global level with initiatives like Tour de Mumbai I and II.

    The International race will be held in two stages, The Nashik leg will be held on 11thFebruary and Mumbai leg will be organized on 13th February. The first leg will cover 158 km and the second leg will cover 117 km. The event carries prize money of $50,000 for the winner.

    There is a National Elite race with CFI approved riders from 21 states taking part in a 60 km race in Nashik. This will enable the local riders to practice on the International track. The prize money for the National Elite race is Rs. 5 lakh only

    The mass participation rides under both Mumbai & Nashik Cyclothon include four categories; Amateur Ride, Green Ride, Corporate Challenge Ride and Kids Ride. All these races have gift hampers for winners.

    In Mumbai, the Mumbai Cyclothon will start and end at MET, Bandra with participants cycling along the scenic Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link enroute. In Nashik, it will be begin and end at Nashik gate and move along to the Bhosale College Circle. In Nashik, for the professional riders the race will also go onto the picturesque Kasara Ghat.

    Dr. Akil Khan, Chairman & Managing Director, ID Sports said, "Mumbai & Nashik Cyclothon is a small step in the direction to make cycling a healthy sport across age groups. I believe that the increasing awareness and passion for cycling will take the sport to a new high. It will also offer a chance to the local and national talent to dream big and look beyond the boundaries"
    Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, President, CFI said, "We are happy to announce ID sports as the sole marketing and event promotion arm to conduct mass, national, and international cycling events in Mumbai and Nashik".
    Leading sport channel, ESPN is the media partner for global live broadcast of the event.

    About ID Sports
    ID Sports is a socially & environmentally conscious enterprise with a long-term goal to go public with several health & fitness center facilities & an active product line. ID Sports has acquired rights to promote national, international and mass cycling races in Mumbai & Nashik.

    About International Cycling Union
    The International Cycling Union (UCI) is cycling's International Federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). UCI promotes development of the eight disciplines of cycling all around the world (road, track, mountain bike, BMX, para-cycling, cyclo-cross, trials and indoor cycling).
    About Cycling Federation of India

    The Cycling Federation of India is a national governing body for cycling in India and promotes cycling at all levels. It is affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and International bodies like Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) and Union Cycliste International (UCI).

    For more details on this release, please contact:
    Adfactors PR - Jitendra Jha - 9920829216
    ID Sports - Richa Desai - 9820453395

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