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Satbir, Manorama win in Elite category at Cyclothon

New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) Satbir Singh and T Manorama Devi emerged victories in the Elite Men's and Elite Women's events at the Cyclothon, which saw over 4500 cyclists participate in an atmosphere of gaiety and revelry, here today.

Based on the distance to be covered, the Cyclothon featured four categories Elite (Men 45 km/women - 27 km), Amateur (27 km), Open and the popular Green Ride.

While the Elite and Amateur categories were for serious cyclists, the 9 km Open and the 5 km Green Rides allowed participants the experience the joy of cycling.

Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan also participated in the 5 km Green Ride.

The Cyclothon attracted participants from all walks of life including officials from various ministries, sports personalities, celebrities Farhan Akhtar, school and college children cycling professionals, amateurs and housewives.

The Cyclothon under the banner of Saksham Pedal Delhi was organized by Petroleum Conservation & Research Association (PCRA), and supported by the oil companies viz. IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, MRPL, CPCL, NRL and IGL with technical guidance from Cycling Federation of India.

Another 76 such cyclothons are planned Pan-India over the next 2 months to sensitize the country to adopt the ideology of conservation for a greener environment

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