Devendra Thakur from Hero Action Team has won the gruelling cyclothon
race at the 2nd Decathlon Sports Carnival in Mohali in North India
by covering the 36km race in less than 50 minutes. His teammate Shiven Sharma
finished a close second in the same event and Sanchit Sharma finished fourth to
complete the domination of Hero Action Team at the event on December 29, 2014.
The Hero Action Team is India’s first professionally managed
mountain biking team.
The Hero Action Team comprised of Ankush Arya, Devendra Thakur,
Gurman Reen, Sanchit Sood and Shiven Sharma. The entire team participated in
the individual Cyclothon event which was organised as part of the three-day Decathlon
Sports Carnival. Hero Action Team is sponsored by Hero Cycles which is one of
the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers, and is managed by HASTPA (Himalayan
Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association) in a joint effort to
promote mountain biking in India.
Pankaj Munjal, Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Hero Cycles extend
a hearty congratulation to Hero Action Team on winning the event. He also
stated that this victory has added another feather in their cap and that they
really appreciate all the efforts which the team was putting into their
training. More than 32 riders from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh
participated in the Cyclothon. Battling their way through the freezing cold,
cyclists covered highways and tricky routes within Mohali. Ashish Sood, manager
of the Hero Action Team said that they were very excited with the win and by
grabbing three out of the four top spots has given their confidence an extra
boost. The Hero Action Team uses UT bikes to compete in all cycling events.
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