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Pune, 24th September, 2017:The Indian Terrain Champion Sportive Series, a 7-city amateur cycling championship by Indian Terrain Fashions Limited and witnessed the completion of the fifth leg of the race at Pune on 24th September 2017.

The Deccan Sportive, the fifth part of the Champion Sportive Series saw aturnout of over 190 participants, who had gathered by 5:15 AMat the Track and Trail Store in Baner Road. The 71km race started at 6:00 AM while the 50km race started at 6:10 AM. The cyclists halted at Satyam Engineering for their first pit stop following which they stopped at Kamshet for their second pit stop. Subsequently, the cyclists cycled back to the Track and Trail Store in Baner Road, stopping at Satyam Engineering again for their final pit stop before completion of the race.

The winners from the Men’s 71km race were Rhishabh Hattarki who completed the race in 1 hour and 46 minutes along withSudarshan Muralidhar Devardekar (1 hour and 46 minutes, 47 seconds) and Mahesh Iyer (1 hour and 46 minutes, 48 seconds). The winners of the Women’s 71km race were Lakshmi Thangadurai who completed the track in 2 hours and 17 minutes, along withAyesha Bharucha (2 hours and 18 minutes) and Arpita Gupta (2 hours and 33 minutes).

The next leg of the race, The Aravalli Sportive, is scheduled for 8thOctober 2017 at Gurgaon and is expected to see a good response.Indian Terrain’s Champions Sportive Series is a competitive cycling event for amateur cyclists, spread across 7 cities in India. Thetop3winners (Men and Women) from each citywill get a chance to ride at ‘The Champions Sportive Series–Grand Finale’ in Delhi. The event is conducted in line with international sportive standards and boastsof the best of safety and ride measures across the routes.

Speaking on The Champions Sportive Series, Mr. VenkyRajagopal, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd,said, “Indian Terrain believes in a ‘Lifestyle’ which has well-being and fitness integral to the persona of our consumer. Pursuing this belief, we have partnered with ChooseMyBicycle to sponsor the ‘Champions Sportive Series’ in an endeavour to support cycling as an excellent sport for elevated fitness levels.”

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rohit Kuttappa, Chief Executive Officer, said: “The growth of cycling as a sport over the years has been phenomenal. We consider The Champions Sportive Series as the ideal platform for motivated amateur cyclists across India to part-take in this 7 city cycling championship, towards the endeavor of positioning cycling as a mainstream sport for all.”